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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

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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Bn having pains in rt lung for 1 wk everytime i go to the dr they say im on blood thinner already so if its a new clot cnt do anything. any thoughts?

Bn having pains in rt lung for 1 wk everytime i go to the dr they say im on blood thinner already so if its a new clot cnt do anything. any thoughts?

Not necessarily: It sounds like your doc doesn't suspect a new clot. There are other symptoms and signs that are more predictive than chest pain: breathlessness, high respiratory rate, low oxygen level, fast heart beat, low blood pressure. Sounds like your doc doesn't feel your CP is from a blood clot. ...Read more

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Are there any statistics on the risk of developing new blood clots (pulm. embolism) when on blood thinner (lifelong treatment)? INR is stable. Thanks.

Are there any statistics on the risk of developing new blood clots (pulm. embolism) when on blood thinner (lifelong treatment)? INR is stable. Thanks.

Warfarin Failure: Warfarin Failure is the development of a new clot while on warfarin at a therapeutic dose: 2-3 % of patients with previous unprovoked clot over 1-4 years on treatment with warfarin , 17 % of patients who had a clot due to cancer over 6 months on treatment with warfarin 11 % of patients with clot due to lupus anticoagulant and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. ...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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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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Is wine a blood thinner?

No but: It is associated with a lower risk of heart disease if taken regularly in moderation. ...Read more

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Is warfarin a blood thinner?

Is warfarin a blood thinner?

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

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