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Are Beta Blockers Blood Thinners
Usually the need for blood thinners depends on several factors. See below link to calculate the cha2ds2-vasc score. This helps to identify risk of stroke and tia's.
http://www. Mdcalc. Com/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-risk/
in a young person with just hypertension you may not need anticoagulation.
Need to see a physician regarding this. ...Read more
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
Unlikely a problem:
a fluttering feeling in the chest is a very common symptom and at the age of 17 likely indicates extra heart beats as opposed to atrial fibrillation, a condition that might require blood thinners. This may be related to anxiety in which a beta blocker could be very helpful. You should consult a physician if it increases in frequency, duration, severity or persists.
Dr. Charles, coach md. ...Read more
As prescribed by Dr: In my experience, Suboxone can be safely co-administered with commonly prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin, heparin, plavix, (clopidogrel) xarelto, warfarin, pradaxa, etc. One should always consult the prescribing physician in such circumstances as there may be other factors to consider. ...Read more
Excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which can potentiate anticoagulants by inhibiting platelet function. Taking Aspirin with anticoagulants is possible but should not be done without consulting your doctor. ...Read more
How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?
Unknown: None of us know how long we will live. If you control the disease with consistent anticoagulation, you chances of additional clotting episodes becomes much less. No one has, to my knowledge, calculated the life expectancy of individiuals with you disease. ...Read more
Echinacea: Don't know why you want echinacea but should be ok. ...Read more
To a degree:
Alcohol is noted to be a mild anticoagulant, making the platelets somewhat less likely to "stick together" by various means.
If excessive alcohol intake results in decreased liver function, then the blood will also not clot well because the liver can't make certain blood clotting factors as it should. ...Read more
I'm having glaucoma surgery this Thurs. The 18th and I have not stopped taking Simvistatin. Is it considered a blood thinner?
Vitamin K antagonist: In medical school, we memorized clotting cascade. Warfarin works by blocking (formation of) vitamin K dependent factors (http://goo. Gl/LP1DwM). Therefore, the more vitamin K rich foods eg dark leafy greens that you consume, the greater the dose of warfarin that you'll need. That's why it's also important to eat same am't daily (or none at all) to keep blood thinness just right (as measured by INR) ...Read more
Probably not: It's hard to know exactly what you mean by phlebitis. Usually that term is used for superficial phlebitis, an inflammation of small veins in or just under the skin. That kind of inflammation carries little or no risk of blood clot which could dislodge and so is generally not treated with anticoagulant drugs. ...Read more
What would happen if I took oxaprozin 600 mg if I am on the blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg?
Risk: You will increase your risk of both heart attack and of serious bleeding. ...Read more
Would not: Since there will be excessive bleeding during the process it will make it very difficult for the tattoo artist. ...Read more
My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?
Not best approach.: Interventional procedures called thrombolysis can direct clot busting medications at the clot. However, anticoagulation with blood thinners after these procedures is a must. If your family member has concerns about bleeding then they should talk to their physician. Patients who cannot be treated with blood thinners may need to have an ivc filter placed to prevent pulmonary embolism. It does nothing to stop the formation of new clot however. ...Read more
Call MD: Please let your doctor know asap! If the bleeding is bad, go to the er immediately. ...Read more
No: Not a blood thinnerGet a more detailed answer ›
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels & ↑ bleeding. ...Read more
Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is supposed to be gentler on the stomach than the other nsaids, however, it can irritate the stomach and cause bleeding. Perhaps that is why you are thinking of it as a blood thinner. ...Read more