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Doctor insights on: Blood Thinners And Alcohol Use

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I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

I am curious if alcohol is a blood thinner then would it cause your blood to not clot?

To a degree: Alcohol is noted to be a mild anticoagulant, making the platelets somewhat less likely to "stick together" by various means.
If excessive alcohol intake results in decreased liver function, then the blood will also not clot well because the liver can't make certain blood clotting factors as it should. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Could I drink alcohol when on blood thinners?

Could I drink alcohol when on blood thinners?

Not wise: Blood thinners can be affected by alcohol and mostly if liver injury can cause blood thinners to be sronger and put at risk for bleeding. Also trauma etc which can cause undue bleed from this. ...Read more

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Hi is there any interactions between alcohol and blood thinners? Is it only dangerous if you fall or hit your head while intoxicated? thank you

Hi is there any interactions between alcohol and blood thinners? Is it only dangerous if you fall or hit your head while intoxicated? thank you

Drug interaction: Taking alcohol while on blood thinners may cause you to bleed excessively or internally, even without trauma.
Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

?what reason for Asp: It depends on the cause for which you are taking blood thinners(baby aspirin?
Alcohol is moderate amount(1 or 2 drinks / once weekly) is safe provided you stay within your limits and not over- do it. ...Read more

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Is diethtylproprion a type of blood thinner?

Diethy propion: No. It is not a blood thinner. Diethylpropion is used along with a doctor-approved, reduced-calorie diet, exercise, and behavior change program to help you lose weight. It is used in people who are significantly overweight (obese) and have not been able to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone. ...Read more

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What could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

What could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

Bleeding: If you are referring to warfarin, it can cause severe bleeding. If aspirin, bleeding and kidney problems. Be very careful with all blood thinners. One needs to be monitored for symptoms and signs of bleeding. If there are concerns, contact your provider. ...Read more

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Is wine a blood thinner?

No but: It is associated with a lower risk of heart disease if taken regularly in moderation. ...Read more

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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) is routinely used as a chronic blood thinner. It works by inhibiting several coagulation factors (factors ii, vii, ix, and x) as well as anticoagulating factors (proteins c and s). Patients are typically "bridged" to Coumadin with another blood thinner like heparin. ...Read more

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Is metformin a blood thinner?

Is metformin a blood thinner?

No it's not.: It's used to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. Take care! http://www.Drugs.Com/metformin.Html. ...Read more

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Is triamterene considered a blood thinner?

Is triamterene considered a blood thinner?

No: It is a diuretic ("fluid pill") and can sometimes interfere with other blood-thinners that you may be actually prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril a blood thinner?

Is lisinopril a blood thinner?

No: No it is not. It is a blood pressure medicine. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo while on a blood thinner?

Could I have a tattoo while on a blood thinner?

Risky: The tattoo in being injected by the machine into your dermis and causes some disruption and bleeding. The thinner in your case may lead to more bleeding than expected which I believe will also make the artist have a harder time placing the tattoo and seeing where they are injecting. ...Read more

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Is gabatrol a blood thinner?

Is gabatrol a blood thinner?

"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ↓ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ↓ clots inside blood vessels & ↑ bleeding. ...Read more

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Is malaxican a blood thinner?

Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is supposed to be gentler on the stomach than the other nsaids, however, it can irritate the stomach and cause bleeding. Perhaps that is why you are thinking of it as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is watson 349 a blood thinner?

Watson 349: Watson 349 pill - acetaminophen/hydrocodone 500 mg / 5 mg, neither component of this pill is a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

No: Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can i take garcina cambagias while on blood thinner?

Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood thinner?

Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material. ...Read more

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How long do one shot of blood thinner stay in your system ?

How long do one shot of blood thinner stay in your system ?

I assume: you mean enoxaparin? It has a half life of 4.5 hours. In order to completely eliminate a drug, 5 half lives have to pass. This means 5x4.5, or 22.5 hours. Almost a day. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having blood checked while on blood thinner--how often, where?

Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also i check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more

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