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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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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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Dr. Scott Beede
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Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

Is Excedrin as good a blood thinner as aspirin?

No: Most excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Is aspirin a good enough blood thinner for ppl with a-fib?

Atrial Fibrillation: Nope. Not usually. Atrial fibrillation is very dangerous for stroke and other cardiovascular problems. ...Read more

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How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

Aspirin: In an hour or so after swallowing two Aspirin enough should be in circulation to impair platelet function. If the Aspirin are chewed and dissolve in the mouth the effect will be more rapid. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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How long does one baby aspirin act as a blood thinner?

How long does one baby aspirin act as a blood thinner?

Aspirin: Aspirin works on the platelets and keeps the blood thin. Aspirin generally works for 7- 9 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Can I take a blood thinner and a coated aspirin on an empty stomach?

Can I take a blood thinner and a coated aspirin on an empty stomach?

Blood thinners: I suppose you can. Anyway , food does not affect the absorption of these drugs . Unless you have an ulcer or history of ,then you are ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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


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