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How long lasting is the blood thinning effect of ibuprofen (advil)?

How long lasting is the blood thinning effect of ibuprofen (advil)?

Very short: Probably as short as 6 hours. Definitely less than 1 day. As opposed to Aspirin which takes a week to wear off. ...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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Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Motrin mense: Thinning effect is very low compared to aspirin. Motrin can be used to treat severe menstrual cramps+pain. Always take with food to reduce effect of ulcer causing from all anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

I want to take baby aspirin for my heart. I read ibuprofen will stop it from thinning my blood. Is this true?

Wrong!: Baby aspirin is OK to use with your doctors approval. Taking another NSAID like ibuprofen, Alene, Celebrex, Tylenol etc. Will only thin your blood more. In addition, with long term use it could damage your liver. ...Read more

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Hi. I took 400 mg of ibuprofen 2 hours ago as I had a headache and I have a fasting blood test in two hours. Will the results be affected?

Hi. I took 400 mg of ibuprofen 2 hours ago as I had a headache and I have a fasting blood test in two hours. Will the results be affected?

Water is OK: If you took the ibuprofen with water then it should not effect most blood tests. It might be another story if you took it with a quart of egg nog! ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen thin your blood?

Does ibuprofen thin your blood?

Yes!: Ibuprofen has antiplatelet properties akin but not exactly like aspirin. Platelets are the "sticky" components of the bloodstream that promote coagulation in the repair process of normal bodily functions. ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) thin the blood?

Yes: It has an antiplatelet effect, similar to aspirin, that slows clotting time, but the effect is temporary and wears off in. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Ibuprofen while fasting before blood work?

Is it ok to take Ibuprofen while fasting before blood work?

Yes but...: Make sure it doesn't bother your stomach and you don't have a history of peptic ulcer disease. Use the lowest dose possible for pain/fever and for the shortest duration possible. Some newer evidence is not showing a major lipid change between fasting and non-fasting values in relation to LDL and HDL values but fasting is still standard of care. ...Read more

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Please help, how much ibuprofen does it take to really thin your blood?

Please help, how much ibuprofen does it take to really thin your blood?

Ibuprofen: Generally will not thin the blood like Aspirin will and has little to no effect on the thickness of the blood. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has gone up recently (150over80)i also have been taking ibuprofen 4 pills 4 times a day for planter fascitus. Could this cause the p?

My blood pressure has gone up recently (150over80)i also have been taking ibuprofen 4 pills 4 times a day for planter fascitus. Could this cause the p?

Ibuprofen and your k: This class of drugs may also affect your kidneys which may in turn affect your bp. Though Ibuprofen is in the lower spectrum of this side effect you may want to discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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I've been taking Advil (ibuprofen) every morning for a headache and this morning when I moved my bowels I saw a streak of blood is this common? No fam hist of cc

No it is not common: No it is not common to have streak of blood when moving bowels
I suggest you consult your Doctor to find the cause of rectal bleeding.You may need a referral to GI Specialist and may need colonoscopy ...Read more

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Does Advil (ibuprofen) lower blood pressure?

Doubtful: Advil (ibuprofen) should not be expected to lower blood pressure. In my experience chronic pain does not generally raise blood pressure, and advil (ibuprofen) does not help much to reduce chronic pain. Lastly, chronic use of anti inflammatory drugs leads to intestinal, kidney, and cartilage related side effects. ...Read more

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Will taking a lot of ibuprofen elevate my blood pressure?

Will taking a lot of ibuprofen elevate my blood pressure?

Can: NSAIDs (ibuprofen is a member of the group) can interfere with intrarenal prostaglandin synthesis and in susceptible individuals lead to HTN. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood-thinner?

Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood-thinner?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a weak platelet inhibitor. It can be associated with bleeding. ...Read more

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Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood thinner?  

Is Advil (ibuprofen) a blood thinner?  

A weak one: Advil and other drugs such as Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) affect the platelet function and interfere with clotting as a result. Aspirin is a stronger blood thinner but when blood thinning treatment is required advil etc are not strong enough. ...Read more

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Could I take ibuprofen if I have high blood pressure?

Could I take ibuprofen if I have high blood pressure?

With awareness: Ibuprofen can affect the potency of certain blood (BP) pressure treatment medicines. So if you are on medicines such as Lisinopril or similar "ace" inhibitors, then taking Ibuprofen can be an issue. Get yourself an omron wrist (portable) BP cuff ; see what the effect is. Most hbp is curable, so review your weight/alcohol/diet/salt/sodium intake to go for cure. Hrs, md, facc www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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