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I would like to take green coffee bean ...Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

I would like to take green coffee bean ...Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

It's your money: Evidence-based medicine works out of a dysfunctional system but is based on real science and tells you accurately what is going on. Green coffee was promoted for weight loss by a naturopath on dr. Oz based on a tiny unreplicated study by the pill-maker itself in a junk journal. Go ahead if you want, and think also about what you owe yourself -- find a fitness activity that you really enjoy. ...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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Will taking birth control make your blood thinner?

Will taking birth control make your blood thinner?

No!: Just the opposite. It will make your blood more apt to clot. ...Read more

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If I was on a blood thinner shot and then stopped, would that effect the timing of my period?

If I was on a blood thinner shot and then stopped, would that effect the timing of my period?

It should not.: The timing of your period has little to do with whether or not you are using an anticoagulant, but it may alter the nature of the blood flow. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cough up blood while on a blood thinner? My grandfather takes a thinner because he was diagnosed with a-fib. He's taking Xarelto.

Is it normal to cough up blood while on a blood thinner? My grandfather takes a thinner because he was diagnosed with a-fib. He's taking Xarelto.

NO!: It is far from normal to cough up blood in just about any circumstance. While there may be a benign explanation, it should be checked out ASAP ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Hepc n cirohsis...Last 1 month INR showing as 1.3 and 1.4.....Taking acitrom (blood thinner) 2 mg daily...Shld i increase acitrom or is it due to hepc?

Hepc n cirohsis...Last 1 month INR showing as 1.3 and 1.4.....Taking acitrom (blood thinner) 2 mg daily...Shld i increase acitrom or is it due to hepc?

See your physician: Hep c causing liver cirrohsis can cause inr to go up because of liver not being able to produced enough coagulation factors. Not sure why you are on acitrom which is acenocoumarol and not available in usa by this name, it comes as Coumadin but not sure about indication in your case. So please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Taking Statins (Checklist)

Consider nighttime dosing to decrease effects of cramping during day
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Get routine labs to monitor your progress and eat well, too!
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Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Xarelto - Vitamin C: There were no interactions reported between Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) and rivaroxaban (xarelto). As far as is known in the literature, it is safe to take. Always listen to your body though, if you develop a reaction, notify your physician. ...Read more

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