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Is Excedrin A Blood Thinner
Excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which can potentiate anticoagulants by inhibiting platelet function. Taking Aspirin with anticoagulants is possible but should not be done without consulting your doctor. ...Read more
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
No: Most Excedrin formulations contain 250 mg aspirin, with Acetaminophen and caffeine. Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events, is usually dosed at 81mg or 325 mg. The other ingredients are unnecessary and carry their own risks. Caffeine, in particular, may raise blood pressure. Aspirin has risks also. Make sure you really need it by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
I've taken on average about 2-4 Excedrin pills a day for years. (2-4 every 6 hours). How likely are organs damaged? I've had basic blood work and tests done for kidney checkup and no scary results yet
Well: Everyone is different. So far you are doing OK. At some point in life the results will not be the same. There is no crystal ball as to how long you can keep this up. Speak with your doctor and get bloodwork done regularly (at least once a year) to see any trends that may be happening. ...Read more
Can Excedrin lower blood pressure? My BP is usually high. So today I've taken Excedrin for a migraine and my BP is way lower. Relation?
Yes: Pain and nxiety raise BP and increases the heart rate. They are tressors produing a catecholamine response. Feeling relief may produce the opposite effect and that could lower bp. ...Read more
Sister had a real bad headache took Excedrin and woke up in the morning with blood on the lower corner of her right eye. What do you suggest?
Headache: While the 2 things may be related innocently, such as straining or eye rubbing during the headache, it could also indicate bleeding within her head, especially if the headache is still present. If she still has the headache, see her primary physician or go to the E.R. Right away. ...Read more
I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore. I'm a healthy 26 year old.
Daily aspirin?: If you were taking Aspirin daily for headaches then, you will not be any more libel to clot your blood off the medication compared to being on. It's not good to take daily Aspirin for headaches anyways. ...Read more
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
As prescribed by Dr: In my experience, Suboxone can be safely co-administered with commonly prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin, heparin, plavix, (clopidogrel) xarelto, warfarin, pradaxa, etc. One should always consult the prescribing physician in such circumstances as there may be other factors to consider. ...Read more
How long can I expect to live having aps and being on blood thinner from 18 and onwards? Assuming I do everything right and regulate my diet?
Unknown: None of us know how long we will live. If you control the disease with consistent anticoagulation, you chances of additional clotting episodes becomes much less. No one has, to my knowledge, calculated the life expectancy of individiuals with you disease. ...Read more
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
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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