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Is Excedrin A Blood Thinner
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stopped taking aspirin for headaches everyday due to pregnancy. Could my blood clot now? I can't take Excedrin anymore.Im a healthy 26 year old.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, 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
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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