Top
20
Doctor insights on: Safe Anticoagulants Pregnancy

Share
1

1
Is it safe to take anticoagulants in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take anticoagulants in pregnancy?

Yes: Anticoagulants carry a risk of bleeding. Usually there is a very good reason for taking anticoagulants in pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Boris Aronzon
523 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldnt u bleed to death if your blood is thinned?

If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldnt u bleed to death if your blood is thinned?

Not coumadin (warfarin): I presume you're NOT taking coumadin/warfarin which is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy. I presume you must be on a low molecular weight heparin? It should be stopped as soon as labor begins. It will wear off in 8-12 hours and and can be reversed if necessary. ...Read more

3

3
Is it sle or lupus anticoagulant that causes pregnancy problems?

Is it sle or lupus anticoagulant that causes pregnancy problems?

Lupus and pregnanacy: Sle or lupus is less likely to cause serious problems in pregnanacy if the disease is well controlled before conception, especially if you are cared for by both a rheumatologist and "high risk" ob. Also presence of lupus anticoagulant can be managed suceesfully. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?

I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. I have been on baby aspirin for 2months now, can I have a successful pregnancy on that alone?

See details: A low positive test is not clinically significant so no preventative therapy is needed. There is no evidence that low dose ASA has any value in this situation. ...Read more

5

5
What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?

Pregnancy Anticoag: Heparin by injection is the recommended management. Warfarin is contraindicated during pregnancy. Other options are outlined on this website: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/use-of-anticoagulants-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum ...Read more

6

6
I have been having recurrent miscarriages.I tested weakly positive for lupus anticoagulant. Can I have a successful pregnancy on baby aspirin?

No: Low dose Aspirin is not an effective therapy for this issue. You need to be on subcutaneous heparin. See a rheumatologist or hematologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

8

8
Is it usually safe to let a perianal haematoma run its (painful) course without surgical intervention ? Topical anticoagulant ??

Is it usually safe to let a perianal haematoma  run its (painful) course without surgical intervention ? Topical anticoagulant ??

Yes: this clotted hemorrhoid (that's what it sounds like) or perianal hematoma will slowly resolve. Suggest you try Sitz Baths with hot water (not "burning" but as hot as you can tolerate it) may help the pain and "speed" the resolution of the clot (resorption)! Hope this helps and BTW topical anticoagulants are useless in this condition! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

10

10
Is Apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily safe to be used for paroxysmal Afib in 72 yr hypertensive male with ( s.creatinine1.7)?what is the safest anticoagulant

Is Apixaban 2.5 mg twice daily safe to be used for paroxysmal Afib in 72 yr hypertensive male with ( s.creatinine1.7)?what is the safest anticoagulant

NothingPerfectlySafe: Always about weighing pros vs. cons, & always lots of guesswork. Best strategy: get SBP low normal (<120 mmHg) by dealing with human issues driving the ?BP +/- ACEI agents & carvedilol (amlodipine only if/when needed). This ?es stroke rates & progression of renal failure. A. Fib always ?es stroke rates, anticoag ?es this partially. Apixaban best newer agent at 5 mg bid, but 2.5 bid less effective. ...Read more

11

11
Im on new oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban i feel very fatigued is it safe to take a vit supplement while im on this drug?

Yes but . . .: You need to discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doctor. Rivaroxaban is sold here in the states as xarelto (http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/rivaroxaban.Html). While it isn't affected by vitamin k (unlike warfarin), it's still a good idea to chat w/your family doc to discuss why you're feeling fatigued. You didn't mention why you're taking this drug. Atrial fibrillation can make you tired. So can blee. ...Read more

14

14
What's circulating anticoagulant disorder ?

A blood abnormality: It is a substance in the blood, usually an antibody, that interferes with the tests that analyze of ability of blood to clot. The most common is an anti-phospholipid antibody, or lupus anticoagulant, which actually makes clotting more likely. There are other antibodies that can make blood not clot (acquired hemophilia, etc.) drugs that prevent clotting are also "circulating" anticoagulants. ...Read more

15

15
What is the definition or description of: anticoagulant?

Clot Stopper: 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 of solidifying the clot. ...Read more

16

16
What is circulating anticoagulant disorder? What causes it?

Circulating anticoag: read this: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/hematology-and-oncology/coagulation-disorders/coagulation-disorders-caused-by-circulating-anticoagulants

Get a more detailed answer ›
17

17
Could an anticoagulant make a person wheeze?

Not usually: This would be a very unusual side effect of warfarin/coumadin or heparin. Your doctor should be looking for other causes/sources for wheezing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is the lupus anticoagulant?

What is the lupus anticoagulant?

Clotting antibody: The lupus anticoagulant is a phospholipid antibody that can bind to cell membranes to make them sticky and increase the risk of blood clotting. It can occur transiently as the result of infections or medicines, or it can occur as spontaneous auto-antibodies or with autoimmune diseases. It may increase the risk of infertility or recurrent miscarriages. ...Read more

19

19
How does someone get lupus anticoagulant?

Part of lupus : You produce antibodies that can interact with the process of blood clotting to cause the blood to clot more easily than normal. This is part of the immunologic abnormalities associated with lupus in some affected individuals. ...Read more

20

20
How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

many: There are tests for 3 forms of anticardiolipin antibodies, 3 forms of antiphospholipid antibodies, russell viper coagulation test and tests for specific components of coagulation and general tests (e.g., prothrombin time). ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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