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Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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Acetazolamide mechanism of action and duration?

Acetazolamide mechanism of action and duration?

Acetazolamide: This drug works in the kidneys by inhibiting an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase. Carbonic anhydrase is the enzyme responsible for moving bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (a base) from the kidney back into the blood stream. Acetazolamide blocks this action, resulting in more acidic blood/more basic urine. This drug has a half-life of 15 hours, so depending on the dose may take a few days to clear. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Yes: Yes, you can take those together. Is your question though if you should take them at the same time of day or can they all be take together in general? Latter answer yes, and I would recommend you take the pravastatin and clopidogrel at night. ...Read more

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Whats the value of aspirin as antiplatelet?

Whats 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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Is vardenafil similar to aspirin as blood-thinner?

Is vardenafil similar to aspirin as blood-thinner?

No: Vardenafil is not a blood thinner. It is an fda approved oral medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ed) in men. http://www.levitra.com. ...Read more

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Is asa aspirin?

Is asa aspirin?

Yes: Asa stands for acetylsalicylic acid which is the chemical name for plain old aspirin. ...Read more

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Does empirin (aspirin) contain codeine?

Aspirin: Empirin is brand name aspirin, although versions with Codeine do exist. ...Read more

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Can chewable Bayer (aspirin) asprin really help prevent heart attacks?

Yes: Aspirin has, in most populations, been shown to decrease the likelihood of a heart attack by preventing platelets from sticking together and forming clots which create the heart attack in the first place. More importantly, at the time of a heart attack, chewing and then swallowing 325 mg of Aspirin dramatically reduces the risk of dying from that heart attack. ...Read more

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Help can aspirin or ibuprofen enhance the effect of meprozine?

Help can aspirin or ibuprofen enhance the effect of meprozine?

Additive effect: When NSAID and Opioid are taken simultaneously, they may interact with one another to produce an additive or synergistic effect. ...Read more

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What is the difference btween plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin in mechanism of effect?

What is the difference btween plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin in mechanism of effect?

Different drugs: Both of them affect platelet functions by different mechanisms. Aspirin has milder effects and short lived effect on platelets compared to plavix, (clopidogrel) which is much more potent anti-platelet drug. ...Read more

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How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

How many aspirins a day is it safe to take on a regular daily schedule? I take four 325mg tablets every day.

Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is considerably lower than what you are taking on the other hand, if you are taking it as an anti-inflammatory agent for osteoarthritis, the dose seems a little low. The doctor who prescribed your Aspirin therapy is the best person to answer this ...Read more

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Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel): Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse. Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read more

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What is the method of action of aspirin and ibuprofen?

What is the method of action of aspirin and ibuprofen?

See below: Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaids), but differs from most other nsaids in the mechanism of action. Though it, and others in its group called the salicylates, have similar effects (antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic) to the other nsaids and inhibit the same enzyme cyclooxygenase, Aspirin (but not the other salicylates) does so in an irreversible manner. ...Read more

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Does taking a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?

Does taking a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium (esomeprazole) (40 mg day) greatly reduce the chance of bleeding from taking asprin daily?

Yes: initial studies showed pretty good effects.those were in people taking a LOT of aspirin like drugs. in people taking daily aspirin.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24326741 maybe drugs like aspirin work 100% of the time ?!? looked really good.......... ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood thinner? 

Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood thinner? 

A weak one: Advil and other drugs such as Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) affect the platelet function and interfere with clotting as a result. Aspirin is a stronger blood thinner but when blood thinning treatment is required advil etc are not strong enough. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more