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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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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine ?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...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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How long does it take for local anaesthetic to be out of the area. Relative to blood thinning in the arm its injected into.

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

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I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure dressing should be applied. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Is it safe to take garlic, tumeric, and sawpalmetto supplements daily? Have read that they all have blood thinning properties?

Yes: Yes, these are all safe to take daily. While they all may thin the blood somewhat, keeping our blood thin is a good strategy to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes. You should be careful if you are taking pharmaceuticals that thin blood but in general it is good to keep our blood on the thin side and these are quite safe. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Is norwegian cod liver oil safe to take with blood thinning meds such as placid and aspirin?

Talk to your doctor: Cod liver oil contains fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids. They lower triglycerides, but also have a slight anticoagulant effect. You are already on anticoagulants, so there is the possibility of too much if you add the cod liver oil. Don't do it without your doctor's permission. ...Read more

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