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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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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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Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

Can u take suboxone and a blood thinner together?

As prescribed by Dr: In my experience, Suboxone can be safely co-administered with commonly prescribed blood thinners such as aspirin, heparin, plavix, (clopidogrel) xarelto, warfarin, pradaxa, etc. One should always consult the prescribing physician in such circumstances as there may be other factors to consider. ...Read more

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My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

My dad has blood clot in his leg, and he won't take blood thinner, is there any way to fix the blood clot?

Not best approach.: Interventional procedures called thrombolysis can direct clot busting medications at the clot. However, anticoagulation with blood thinners after these procedures is a must. If your family member has concerns about bleeding then they should talk to their physician. Patients who cannot be treated with blood thinners may need to have an ivc filter placed to prevent pulmonary embolism. It does nothing to stop the formation of new clot however. ...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 possible for me to take Excedrin with blood thinner medication?

Excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which can potentiate anticoagulants by inhibiting platelet function. Taking Aspirin with anticoagulants is possible but should not be done without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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What should I bring on vacation if I am on high amounts of blood thinner? Should I take any special precautions?

Bring meds and plan.: Take your meds and have a plan to get your inr measured if you are due during vacation. (I am assuming you are on coumadin). Do not do anything overly risky. In the case of coumadin, (warfarin) the amount you take is not important. We measure the effect of the blood on your blood's ability to form clot. The amount that keeps your inr on target is the correct dose. ...Read more

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On blood thinner can l take red yeast rice.

On blood thinner can l take red yeast rice.

No: Red yeast rice may increase the risk of bleeding. Blood thinners include warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and daily aspirin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Kre Alkalyn while on the blood thinner Xeralto?

Discuss with doctor: You should discuss any medication, herbals, over the counter drug etc that you intend to take, with your doctor, who prescribed Xeralto, before taking any. ...Read more

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When should someone take the blood thinner clopidogrel 75mg? What are the side effects?

When should someone take the blood thinner clopidogrel 75mg? What are the side effects?

Multiple: Clopidogrel is technically not a blood thinner, but an anti-platelet agent. It keeps your platelets from sticking together, which is the first step in clot formation. Common uses are to help a recently placed stent heal, prevent recurrent TIAs, or mini-strokes, and to reduce cardiac risks in patient with peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Can you take vitamin C when taking the blood thinner xarelto?

Xarelto - Vitamin C: There were no interactions reported between Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) and rivaroxaban (xarelto). As far as is known in the literature, it is safe to take. Always listen to your body though, if you develop a reaction, notify your physician. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Neither: Hi. Vitamin K is required for gamma-carboxylation of glutamic acid in the clotting factors. Too little vit. K makes you unable to make the clotting factors. This is basically how warfarin works. But clotting factors are tightly regulated, and taking a vit. K supplement if you're not deficient will have no effect on clotting. ...Read more

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How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

How long does it take two aspirin to act as a blood thinner?

Aspirin: In an hour or so after swallowing two Aspirin enough should be in circulation to impair platelet function. If the Aspirin are chewed and dissolve in the mouth the effect will be more rapid. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 a day multivitamins while on heart and blood thinner medication?

Depends: If you are taking coumadin (warfarin) you need to avoid vitamin k. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take oxaprozin 600 mg if I am on the blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg?

With caution: They can be used together but the risk of bleeding is increased so the benefit must be weighed against the risk. ...Read more