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What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

What are the risks of taking anticoagulants?

Mainly Bleeding: Anticoagulants, also know as blood thinners, can cause bleeding. A cut can bleed more than usual, a bruise can lead to swelling (hematoma) as blood collects under the skin, gums or the nose can bleed, etc. Rarely, you may have an allergic reaction and a very rare problem with coumadin (warfarin) is "skin necrosis" where the med actually triggers excess clotting and injury to skin and other tissue. ...Read more

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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

Yes: Yes, your body is full of checks and balances. For every signal that promotes blood clotting, there is another prepared to anticoagulate. Unfortunately, this hasn't really been harnessed into a drug that can prevent blood clots quite yet. ...Read more

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How will phlebotomy affect me if I'm on anticoagulants?

More bruising: IF you are anticoagulants you may have more bruising after a blood draw. it may take a bit longer for it to stop bleeding , a few more seconds. However that is basically it .There may not be any difference in your experience with phlebotomy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants vs antiplatelets?

Different mechanisms: Both Have different mechanism of action and indication for usees anre different ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants, antithrombotics and antiplatelets?

What is the difference between anticoagulants, antithrombotics and antiplatelets?

Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering both kinds of clot medication. ...Read more

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Are there any household anticoagulants?

Are there any household anticoagulants?

No.: There are no non-prescription anticoagulants. Aspirin is actually not an anticoagulant, but interferes with blood clotting by inhibiting platelets, a different component of coagulation. Anticoagulants should only be given under medical supervision as there are significant risks if taken inappropriately. ...Read more

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What is the newly approved anticoagulant?

There a few: Three new agents out, apixaban , pradaxa, xaralto. Each has its adavantages . No measuring levels and no food retrictions like coumadin (warfarin). Although they are better than Coumadin (warfarin) and have less bleeding , when pts do bleed from these , there isnt a reversal agent like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What's circulating anticoagulant disorder ?

A blood abnormality: It is a substance in the blood, usually an antibody, that interferes with the tests that analyze of ability of blood to clot. The most common is an anti-phospholipid antibody, or lupus anticoagulant, which actually makes clotting more likely. There are other antibodies that can make blood not clot (acquired hemophilia, etc.) drugs that prevent clotting are also "circulating" anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Can I take garlic with an anticoagulant? Thanks.

Ask: the doctor who prescribed the anticoagulant. Garlic thins the blood and (S)he may not want you to use it. ...Read more

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What is the dosage range of oral anticoagulants?

Anticoagulants: There is a wide range of anticoagulants available and they all have their individual doses. There is no 'range' other than for individual drugs and there isn't space here enough to discuss all of them. ...Read more

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How do ions in the body effect anticoagulant medicine?

They don't: The common ions that are present in large quantities are sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. These minerals do not affect anticoagulant medicine although they have very important effects on nerve and muscle function. ...Read more

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Should anyone on an anticoagulant have a pt test done?

Usually: Usually, unless one of the purified products used, products which use a fixed dose on all individuals. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticoagulant?

Clot Stopper: Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process of solidifying the clot. ...Read more

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What is circulating anticoagulant disorder? What causes it?

Circulating anticoag: read this: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/coagulation-disorders/coagulation-disorders-caused-by-circulating-anticoagulants

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of new anticoagulants?

Adv & disadvantages: The advantages are that they no longer require blood tests to monitor their effectiveness. Diadvantages: cost & safety concerns (as you would how to expect with any new drug ). ...Read more

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How long should it take for anticoagulants to leave your system?

Varies: Full dose aspirin: 3-5 days baby aspirin: 1-2 days plavix: 7 days. Coumadin: 5-7 days. Heparin: 2-3 hours. Lovemox: 12 hours. These are approximations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more