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Can Oxycontin Be Considered As A Blood Thinning Agent
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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
Many: Muscle relaxants (i.e. Skelaxin, flexeril), neuropathic agents (gabapentin, lyrica), opiates (morphine, hydrocodone), Lidocaine and other local anesthetics, tyelenol, along with many other drug classes do not thin the blood. Aspirin is the most commonly used pain killer that will act as a blood thinner. ...Read more
Not directly: but all opioids, including oxycodone can result in constipation, which can lead to straining at stool and result in hemorrhoids or anal fissures, which can result in blood in your stool. Blood in the stool is never normal, and you should see your health care provider, who may want to do further testing, depending on results of history and physical examination. ...Read more
Had tumor removed from sacrum 14 months ago. Pain is so severe since op, i'm regularly on oxycontin. Now i'm having loose stool with blood.
What is the question: The indication for blood thinning medication in your case? Medications to thin bld are of few categories - aspirin, coumadin(warfarin), plavix, medications that alter shape and flexibility of red blood cells called hemorheology altering agents- example trental(pentoxyphylline) and injection forms blood thinnners - Heparin -conventional and low molecular weight form- a more refined ones are there. ...Read more
How long does it take for local anaesthetic to be out of the area. Relative to blood thinning in the arm its injected into.
Local anesthesia: Depending on the pharmacologic agent used no longer than 6 -8 hours. Usually within an hour or two. ...Read more
Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them. Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more
Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more
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