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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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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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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your prescribed dose of medication
Once
If necessary, have regular INR checks
Once
If you start new medications, be sure to check the interactions
Once
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate anticoagulation medication
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Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Check clotting time if indicated
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Avoid medications that can cause bleeding
Once
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your medication daily
Daily
Be consistent with dietary habits if on Warfarin
Once
Ask doctor for interactions with other medications
Once
Be aware of bleeding risk
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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

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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