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Doctor insights on: Use Of Anticoagulant Medications And Remicade

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Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

Maybe: Infliximab (remicade), and the anti-tnf medications including Adalimumab (humira), and certilizumab (cimzia) are all generally a very effective class of medications for crohn's disease. But they are situation dependent. They are less effective if given intermittently or started and stopped again. ...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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What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

What are the symptoms of taking remicade, (infliximab) or a medication like it?

Why do you need it: This really depends on the medical condition being treated. Remicade (infliximab) may have no symptoms. It can have side effects like infection and if you are on it you need careful monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

What is the difference between antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs?

Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

It depends: Azathioprine can reduce the rish of infusion reactions to Remicade (infliximab) and can inhibit the production of antibodies to Remicade (infliximab) that can compromise its effectiveness. However, it is not absolutely essential to take it while on Remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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I'm in over 11 different medication including remicade (infliximab) and I'm trying everything to lose weight and nothing works. Can be the medication??

I'm in over 11 different medication including remicade (infliximab) and I'm trying everything to lose weight and nothing works. Can be the medication??

Usual medical food: advice (LFHC) drives fat storage, not loss: Study: all links in my answer: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6795867, go LCHF, weigh daily, 1st thing after arising & toilet, nothing on, with scale resolving to 0.1 lb & record daily. Immediately after weogjt. mentally review what & how much was eaten the previous day; you are seeing the result, day by day, to learn what works vs. does not. ...Read more

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What is an example of an anticoagulant drug used in Atherosclerosis?

What is an example of an anticoagulant drug used in Atherosclerosis?

AntiCoagulants: Athersclerosis is the b/u of fats, cholesterol, & other substances in & on the artery walls. Anticoagulants are a class of drugs that work to prevent the coagulation of blood. The treatment of Atherosclerosis aims to relieve symptoms & reduce the risk factors in an effort to slow, stop, or reverse the build-up of plaque. An anti-platelet that reduces the platelet aggregation s/b used. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anticoagulants and thrombolytic drugs?

What is the difference between anticoagulants and thrombolytic drugs?

Prevent or treat: Anticoagulants PREVENT clots from forming Thrombolytic drugs DISSOLVE clots that have been formed. Both drugs can be associated with bleeding problems. In general the risk of bleeding is greater with thrombolytics than it is with anticoagulants ...Read more

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What is the difference between anti-platelet drug and anticoagulant?

Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples would include warfarin and a new agent pradaxa. Anti-platelet medications interfer with platelet function making them less "sticky" hence less likely to cause a thrombus. Oral examples would include aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) and effient. ...Read more

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Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more

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Why are anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs commonly used in atherosclerosis treatment?

Why are anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs commonly used in atherosclerosis treatment?

Plaque and clot: atherosclerosis has been renamed atherothrombosis: plaque and clot formation. Statins lower cholesterol to slow plaque formation. Antiplatelet agents are used to block platelets to prevent clot formation and antithrombotics are used during an acute heart attack. It boils down to inflammation from poor diet, smoking causing vessel injury and plaque builds as a healing reaction. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

What are the differences between an anticoagulant and an anti-platelet agent medication?

Drugs: antiplatelet drugs interfere with platelet aggregation. Anticoagulant drugs interfere with the coagulation cascade. Antithrombotic is a term covering both kinds of clot medication. ...Read more

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Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm scared! Remicade (infliximab) is much less effective for me after being my MIRACLE DRUG for 10 yrs!(for Psa) Should mtx be tested?Dr says Rem. Is best

Talk to doctor: You need to go back to your doctor and tell him just how you feel. There are other options discuss this with doctor and then see what you think ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?

Anticoagulants: Complicated answer, there are different mechanisms for arterial vs venous clotting. Platelets more critical for arterial clotting. ...Read more

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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

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Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Anticoagulation medications are used to treat pulmonary embolism. Initially heparin, Lovenox or fondapriunux may be given. Coumadin (warfarin) (wararin) is used for several months to help prevent new clots. Some patients who cannot receive anticoagulation medication may require surgery to remove the clot or the placement of filters to trap clots. ...Read more

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Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?

Perhaps: Infliximab may decrease sperm motility and the number of normal oval forms. Whether these changes translate into impaired fertility is unknown. 6mp has been rarely associated with birth defects even when the father takes the medication. The benefits, however, often outweigh the risks and you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should anticoagulants taken with beta-blocker and drug against angina pectoris? I woke up with sudden pain in lower left stomach, just under ribs?

Should anticoagulants taken with beta-blocker and drug against angina pectoris? I woke up with sudden pain in lower left stomach, just under ribs?

Get 2nd opinion: The history you've given (chest pain, periorbital edema, allergies), the meds you list (vitamin D, B6, magnesium ?!, azelastine antihistamine spray), and your question (anti-angina Rx, beta-blocker) simply don't add up. We can't judge the appropriateness of a regimen like what you list, especially without much more information. ...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


Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Infliximab (Definition)

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