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Is there a natural blood thinner I could take rather than prescription medication?

Is there a natural blood thinner I could take rather than prescription medication?

Probably not: This question sounds like a bad idea. Blood thinners are potentially dangerous (bleeding is bad, right?) so any "natural" substance purporting to be a blood thinner could have unpredictable effects. Prescription medications at least are regulated and tested, and would probably be way more safe and reliable than any "natural" supplement you could find. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, .Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin(boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?

I'm taking new blood thinner. Eliquis, .Do I have to stop my osteo bi- flex with 5 loxin(boswellia)as it is a natural blood thinner?

Coordinate: Talk to your doctor(s). They put you on the thinner for a reason, and make sure you tell them all your meds. You need to be in a safe range, and interaction and additive affects can occur. ...Read more

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Can i take garcina cambagias while on blood thinner?

Can i take garcina cambagias while on blood thinner?

Uncertain: There is very limited information. I was able to find 1 case report suggesting that garcinia prolonged the inr in a patient taking warfarin. No data on newer anticoagulants or anti-platelet agents. Since the exact contents of any "dietary supplement" preparation is not guaranteed, always be cautious when mixing supplements with potent medications like warfarin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: blood thinner?

Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) 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

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Having blood checked while on blood thinner--how often, where?

Depends on level: Depends on the level. Also i check more frequently when starting and once the level is therapeutic, at least once a month. ...Read more

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Can I have wine while taking a blood thinner?

Blood thinner: Yes. You can have very limited amount. Because if you are under its influence and fall, then you could have bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Can you have botox if you are on a blood thinner?

Botox: Botox given to patients taking blood thinners may result in more bruising than Botox given to those who don't use of blood thinners. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Is it okay to take curcuma comsa while being on a blood thinner?

Curcuma: It is not ok to take this herb while on blood thinners as you could be more prone to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke marihuana while being on a blood thinner?

Is it okay to smoke marihuana while being on a blood thinner?

Not a good idea: While there is no direct interaction between the active ingredient thc and what i assume you refer to as warfarin (blood thinner) the risk of injury and unintended bleeding increases with any substance that affects judgement, coordination, and balance which will happen with marijuana. So, no, i don't think it is ok, but that's just me. ...Read more

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Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner ?

Is ecotrin (aspirin) a blood thinner ?

Mildly : Ecotrin is Aspirin with an enteric (stomach) coating. Aspirin inhibits platelets which are necessary to initiate clotting. People on Aspirin take longer to form a blood clot than people who don't take aspirin. ...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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Is diethtylproprion a type of blood thinner?

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

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Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

No: Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What could happen from an overdose of blood thinner?

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 more

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