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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Find Any Lactose Free Blood Thinning Medications

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Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more

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Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

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 it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...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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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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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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Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

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

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If you are taking a stains, blood thinning, hypertension medication, should your blood liver and kidney profile be normal?

Lab tests: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, medical Hx asks if taking stains(statins?), BP meds, blood thinner should blood liver and kid profile be normal? ANS: usually if all going well and eating correctly they should all be normal. If on Coumadin (warfarin) clotting tests should not be "normal" but in therapeutic range. These ? Best answered by your team who know u much better. ...Read more

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Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Toe black: Although this sounds like gangrene and a needed amputation , it may not be necessary. Waiting does nothing wrong. As a wise man said - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. See your podiatrist also - second thoughts never hurt anyone. ...Read more

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Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? I then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

Why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me?  I then noticed:  "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

What??: Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma. Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures? ...Read more

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Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine,pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e,pentox arg all do.

Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine,pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e,pentox arg all do.

A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, (naproxen) fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more

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Does yucca cause blood thinning?

Does yucca cause blood thinning?

probably not: Webmd lists no bleeding issues with yucca. The national institutes of health national center for alternative and complementary medicine has no listing for yucca or any of its alternative names. I doubt that it has ever been closely scrutinized. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself. ...Read more

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What may be the cause for a B12 of 1003 and an aptt level of 35. I am not on any meds for blood thinning?

Maybe nothing.: Elevated B12 levels usually are of no significance. The usual cause in a diet high in b12. A pathologic reason is rare, and would typically be much higher. The PTT of 35 seconds is borderline high, and might still be normal, or could be indicative of a mild inherited or acquired bleeding disorder. If the PTT was done to evaluate bruising or bleeding, further studies would be in order. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning or thickening chemicals found in green tea?

Are blood thinning or thickening chemicals found in green tea?

No: Not that i'm aware of. Green tea does have anti-oxidants though. ...Read more

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I am on warfarin.What blood thinning foods should I avoid? I know vit k thickens the blood.Was never told what thinning foods to avoid.

I am on warfarin.What blood thinning foods should I avoid? I know vit k thickens the blood.Was never told what thinning foods to avoid.

Take Vit K with Warf: I'm not a fan of warfarin because nearly every food, drug ; herb affects it, making its effects very variable. It's not that vit k "thickens blood"- it's needed for blood to clot; warfarin works by inhibiting it, but blocking vit k increases risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis ; maybe cancer- better to take some k ; adjust warfarin dose accordingly- this improves outcomes! see comment:. ...Read more

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Are aspirin or any other blood thinning meds found in clindamycin?

Are aspirin or any other blood thinning meds found in clindamycin?

No: Clindamycin is an antibiotic and does not contain aspirin. However, a side effect of the drug itself can reduce platelets and causing blood "thinning". ...Read more

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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

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I m on blood thinning medicine?

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, (clopidogrel) 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

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Can 5-loxin cause blood thinning?

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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What foods can slow blood thinning?

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 (warfarin).). ...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