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What's the best antiplatelet medication?

What's the best antiplatelet medication?

Hard to answer: There are a number of antiplatelet agents around starting with aspirin. Which one is the best depends on whether it is to treat a specific problem or simply prophylaxis. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

Antiplatelet (Definition)

To an antibody to platelets. These can be tested, and high levels of antiplatelet antibodies can be seen in ...Read more


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What is a list of some antiplatelet drugs?

What is a list of some antiplatelet drugs?

See below: Aspirin and plavix are the common drugs. For more info check out the site given below:

https://www. Drugs. Com/drug-class/antiplatelet-agents. Html ...Read more

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Is antiplatelet drug good for taking in every day with normotense people and in 60 years old?

Is antiplatelet drug good for taking in every day with normotense people and in 60 years old?

Only if required: Only if you need it! There is no good evidence to suggest that it helps in otherwise healthy people. It may even be harmful by increasing bleeding risk. On the other hand if you have a history of vascular disease or if you have diabetes it helps decreasing risk of heart attack and stroke. Ask your doctor if it is beneficial for you. ...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 antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs for a stroke?

What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs for a stroke?

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

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Why are anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs commonly used in atherosclerosis treatment?

Why are anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs commonly used in atherosclerosis treatment?

Plaque and clot: atherosclerosis has been renamed atherothrombosis: plaque and clot formation. Statins lower cholesterol to slow plaque formation. Antiplatelet agents are used to block platelets to prevent clot formation and antithrombotics are used during an acute heart attack. It boils down to inflammation from poor diet, smoking causing vessel injury and plaque builds as a healing reaction. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

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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What is the difference between anti-platelet drug and anticoagulant?

What is the difference between anti-platelet drug and anticoagulant?

Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples would include warfarin and a new agent pradaxa. Anti-platelet medications interfer with platelet function making them less "sticky" hence less likely to cause a thrombus. Oral examples would include aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) and effient. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?

Anticoagulants: Complicated answer, there are different mechanisms for arterial vs venous clotting. Platelets more critical for arterial clotting. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antiplatelet?

What is the definition or description of: antiplatelet?

Antiplatelet refers: To an antibody to platelets. These can be tested, and high levels of antiplatelet antibodies can be seen in itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelets and antithrombotics?

What is the difference between antiplatelets and antithrombotics?

See below: Antiplatelets prevent platelets from aggregating, . g. aspirin and plavix
Antithrombotic prevent clotting of blood, e.g., heparin and coumadin. ...Read more

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What are antiplatelet antibodies?

What are antiplatelet antibodies?

Attack platelets: You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these. ...Read more

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What's the value of aspirin as antiplatelet?

What's the value of aspirin as antiplatelet?

Prevent heart attack: Often, clotting is important (such as in wound healing), but blood clots can also cause heart attacks if they get lodged in coronary arteries. Aspirin inhibits the production of thromboxane a2, a molecule that stimulates platelets to aggregate and form clots. Verifying this mechanism, studies have shown that the use of low dose Aspirin decreases the incidence of heart attacks. ...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 uses are different ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

Targets: Anti-platelets impair the functioning of platelets and prevent the formation of platelet plugs at the site of blood vessel injury. So called "Blood thinners", reduce the ability of the blood to form clots and thus inhibit the tendency to form clots in blood vessels. ...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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What should be the role of antiplatelet therapy in stroke?

What should be the role of antiplatelet therapy in stroke?

Secondary prevention: Antiplatelet therapy is indicated for secondary stroke prevention in both large and small vessel disease. This would include carotid artery, vertebrobasilar arteries, and the intracranial arteries. Current recommendations are for single agent therapy, but patients should be tested periodically with platelet aggregation tests to determine drug efficacy. No indications for primary prevention. ...Read more

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Why aspirine have antiplatelet property and the other nsaids don't have this property?

Why's in Medicine: Often the why's are not answerable. These type of questions are great for intellectual discussion, but there are not many that are actually answerable. There is just the fact of this is the way it is. This is why we use Aspirin as routinely as we do in prescription medicine. Notice that cardiologists do not recommend nsaids for those with cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to Aspirin in dual antiplatelet therapy?

What are the alternatives to Aspirin in dual antiplatelet therapy?

There are several: Clopidogrel, dipyridamole, tirofiban, ticagetor, cilostazol, prasugrel, eptifibatide, ticlopidine all are classified as anti-platlet drugs and are an alternative to aspirin ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelets, anticoagulants and antithrombotics?

What is the difference between antiplatelets, anticoagulants and antithrombotics?

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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What is more causing bleeding? Anticoagulant (xarelto) or antiplatelet?

What is more causing bleeding? Anticoagulant (xarelto) or antiplatelet?

Both: Both cause bleeding. The 2 drugs have different indications, however. If one must be stopped, let the doctor who knows you best decide which is less critical to your health. If you have serious active bleeding, there's no choice but to temporarily stop both. ...Read more

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What's more commonly used in practice today to treat atherosclerosis, antiplatelets, anticoagulants or fibrinolytics?

Statins: Actually, it depends. Atherosclerosis is clogging of arteries so statins are probably most commonly used to lower cholesterol while antiplatelets eg aspirin are used to prevent heart attacks as well as stents from clogging. Anticoagulants eg warfarin etc are typically used to prevent clots in legs & strokes from atrial fibrillation. Fibrinolytics are used to dissolve clots once formed. ...Read more

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What are the ways of avoiding gastritis/ulcers aggravation during antiplatelet therapy?

What are the ways of avoiding gastritis/ulcers aggravation during antiplatelet therapy?

PPI meds: If you definitely need to take anti platelet therapy as recommended by your doctor then the recommendations to avoid gastritis or GI bleed is taking proton pump inhibitors (for example omeprazole) for prevention. ...Read more

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Can anticoagulants and antiplatelet work on an already formed thrombus?

Prevent: They prevent it from becoming larger and from loosening and ending up somewhere else. Follow advice of your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that Betablockers deplete levels of CoQ10 in the body? I've heard taking CoQ10 can interfere with antiplatelet and blood thinners

Is there any evidence that Betablockers deplete levels of CoQ10 in the body? I've heard taking CoQ10 can interfere with antiplatelet and blood thinners

Yes, possibly: While not widely known, according to http://tinyurl. Com/zfr2xre beta-blockers can lower CoQ10 levels, and CoQ10 can reduce the dose of beta-blockers needed, so I advise all on beta-blockers to take CoQ10. CoQ10 may reduce effectiveness of Coumadin and Plavix, though it's not clear if that is clinically significant. If you take a steady dose of CoQ10 you can adjust the dose of Coumadin accordingly. ...Read more