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Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Talk to your doctor: Cod liver oil contains fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids. They lower triglycerides, but also have a slight anticoagulant effect. You are already on anticoagulants, so there is the possibility of too much if you add the cod liver oil. Don't do it without your doctor's permission. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications.
Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them.
Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

What is safe dose of aspirin for the purpose of blood thinning at onset of tia-like symptoms prior to diagnosis can be confirmed?

81mg: Baby Aspirin (81mg) can be taken. One possible caveat is that sometimes brain bleeds can mimic TIA or stroke. In that case taking Aspirin can result in bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Do aspirin's blood thinning effects make it dangerous during my period?

Do aspirin's blood thinning effects make it dangerous during my period?

Aspirin: Aspirins platelet inhibition generally doesn't cause much increase in period bleeding. Some people have different clotting balance and if you are having heavy bleeding on asa, check with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Probably not: Omega 3`s and low dose Aspirin work at different levels. Omega 3`s replace cell products that release products of inflammation while the omega 3`s don't. Aspirin affects the blood platelets that normally control clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

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My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

My daughter heard a topical paste of aspirin can help reduce inflammation of acne - I'm concerned about possible blood thinning effects - possible?

Acetylsalicylic acid: Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an old standby for acne & is the active ingredient at ~ 2% in most otc face washes. It works by loosening old skin cells & opening blocked pores. I would be reluctant to make your own paste as the material in higher strengths is painted on warts to destroy them. (& would likely burn burn the skin)skin application has negligible effect on the blood. ...Read more

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Blood thinning effects of varying doses of aspirin”?

Aspirin: Aspirin works by 'poisoning' platelets. Once all the platelets have been affected by the Aspirin, if you stop there will daily be more platelets entering circulation that are not 'poisoned'. This is why Aspirin is given daily. One whole aspirin (325mg) a day generally will ensure that all the platelets are hit. The 81mg/day dose is effective for about 80% of people. ...Read more

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On aspirin to thinning my blood to reduce risks of preclampsia in my pregnancy due to previous pre-e. 4 days of taking then and my stomach hurts?

Aspirin Rx: Aspirin can be highly upsetting in pregnant stomachs and can irritate the lining and sometimes cause bleeding. Talk to your OB and see if there is an alternative for rx. ...Read more

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I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

Wrong!: Baby aspirin is OK to use with your doctors approval. Taking another NSAID like ibuprofen, Alene, Celebrex, Tylenol etc. Will only thin your blood more. In addition, with long term use it could damage your liver. ...Read more

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Can aspirin or any blood thining meds be taken with alcohol?

Can aspirin or any blood thining meds be taken with alcohol?

Not very wise...: You should be cautious with alcohol as it may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and gastritis when you are on Aspirin or any blood thinning meds. ...Read more

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If I took a drug with a pH level of 3. aspirin for example...what would be my resulting blood and urine pH levels? 7.4 and 5.2 respectively?

If I took a drug with a pH level of 3. aspirin for example...what would be my resulting blood and urine pH levels? 7.4 and 5.2 respectively?

Same pH as B4 Dose: One dose of aspirin is not enough to alter your body's pH. The human body has remarkable ability to buffer to protect itself from rapid or extreme pH changes (as long as there are no underlying illnesses such as diabetes, renal dysfunction...) ...Read more

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Should I take baby aspirin with blood pressure med?

Should I take baby aspirin with blood pressure med?

Depends: Depends on why you take aspirin. Women do not get the same benefit as men for primary prevention of heart disease, so ask your doctor if you really need baby aspirin. If you do need it, you can take it with BP meds. ...Read more

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I have a cva since 2011, im on chronic blood thinners, 100mg cardio aspirin daily. Is it dangerous for me to remove my wisdom tooth after my med?

I have a cva since 2011, im on chronic blood thinners, 100mg cardio aspirin daily. Is it dangerous for me to remove my wisdom tooth after my med?

Absolutely Not: It is perfectly fine to have a procedure such as this while on aspirin. As with all medical conditions and medications, you must always make sure you tell your provider. Your dentist may see a little more bleeding with the aspirin, but this is not a cause for concern at all. Business as usual. ...Read more

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Does vit k2, not k1 thicken blood or have a negative impact on platelets or interfere w/ antiplatement med like baby aspirin I take for CAD. Thanks?

Does vit k2, not k1 thicken blood or have a negative impact on platelets or interfere w/ antiplatement med like baby aspirin I take for CAD. Thanks?

Not a recognized: Vitamin. K2 is not recognized as a vitamin and is not approved for treating anything. Unless your doctor prescribed it you should not be taking it. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure, so have to be careful with meds I take. Can low dose aspirin OR Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy meds lower blood pressure?

I have low blood pressure, so have to be careful with meds I take. Can low dose aspirin OR Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy meds lower blood pressure?

No Not likely: Neither of these drugs have any effect on your blood pressure.
Low blood pressure is not a disease, so do not list it as such. BP on the lower end of the normal range is actually a good thing as long as you do not feel dizzy or faint when you stand up from a lying or sitting position. Most people can tolerate BP as low as 100/60 mm. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

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Yes, but depends: The issue is why you may need to thin your blood. Aspirin is a good, relatively safe, inexpensive antiplatelet agent. Sometimes, though, antiplatelet activity is not adequate "blood thinning", e.g., for phlebitis or artificial heart valve protection (especially mitral valve), or an acute stroke. For long term use, or less critical circumstances, Aspirin in varying doses may be adequate. ...Read more

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Can an aspirin help if my blood is too thick?

Can an aspirin help if my blood is too thick?

Aspirin: Inhibits platelet aggregation (clotting) but doesn't affect blood "thickness" per se ...Read more

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Can 81mg aspirin cause blood in the urine?

Yes it is possible: But there can be other causes of blood in your urine so you should see your doctor and get checked out ...Read more

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Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood?

Aspirin for headache: F of unknown age and medical history. Is it ok to take aspirin for headache after giving blood? ANS: mostly likely unless you are less that 12 years old or are allergic to aspirin. Good time for video consult to get more information and help. ...Read more

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Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

Taking baby aspirin but blood on kleenex. Should I switch to qod?

Depends: It depends why you're taking baby aspirin. You should check with your doctor first to make sure it won't increase the risk of something more serious. ...Read more

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Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin. ...Read more

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Does taking aspirin cause blood on stools?

Maybe: Aspirin use may cause an ulcer in the upper GI tract, which sometimes will cause bleeding noted in the stools. Aspirin may also uncover potentially serious problems in the colon, allowing earlier detection. ...Read more

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Could you still get a blood clot if you take aspirin?

Could you still get a blood clot if you take aspirin?

Yes: Depends on what medical conditions you have. You might be prone to develop clots,
have other risk factors- some are congenital.
Obesity, on birth control pills, inactivity, are some common risk factors. ...Read more

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Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

Incorrect Concepts: Blood viscosity is primarily due to glycoprotein molecules protruding from the membranes of red blood cells producing resistance of rbcs to slide past one another; reduced in anemia (rbcs farther apart). Aspirin & antioxidants have little to no effect on this but can inhibit platelets &/or the clotting or clot destruction protein cascades so as to slow speed of blood clotting. What is "too much"? ...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


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Halfprin (Definition)

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