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After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

Several days: Aspirin will permanently affect the adhesiveness of platelets in your system at the time you take it (not really thin your blood). The platelets have a life span of 5-7 days, and your body will be constantly generating new ones which will have normal function. ...Read more

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Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

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

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My triglycerites is 38 do I need aspirin to thin my blood?

My triglycerites is 38 do I need aspirin to thin my blood?

Not enough info: The recommendation to take Aspirin is completely independent of triglyceride level. It's based on the presence of known vascular disease (secondary prevention), or age (>50 for men, 65 for women), and other risk factors such as diabetes (for primary prevention). ...Read more

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Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Sometimes: Some people have fragile skin and cutaneous blood vessels. Others are just prone to bruising or are very sensitive to the effects of Aspirin and other blood thinners. ...Read more

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What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Injections: Besides the drugs that dr. Kaplan mentioned, there are also injections like heparin, the low molecular weight heparins, such as enoxaparin (lovenox), and fondaparinux (arixtra). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

2 new drugs: The fda has approved 2 new drugs and more are on the way: Pradaxa (dabigatran) and xarelto (rivaroxaban). Key points: they're very expensive, don't require frequent blood samples for dosing, and they have no antidote if serious bleeding occurs. Pradaxa is taken twice a day, xarelto is once daily. If stopped abruptly, there is incr risk of clotting with both. Pradaxa can often cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

No: Mechanism of tylenol (acetaminophen) not exactly known but it is not considered an anti-platelet medication and so does not cause an increased tendency to bleed unless overdose occurs and liver function is impaired. Liver is responsible for many clotting factors. Routine tylenol (acetaminophen) does not predispose to significant bleeding risk. ...Read more

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After you take an aspirin, for how long does it thin your blood?

After you take an aspirin, for how long does it thin your blood?

Platelets: Aspirin irreversibly inhibits platelets, the life of a platelet is up to 10 days, so you can see effects of asa for up to 10 days from the time it was stopped. ...Read more

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