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Vicodin Blood Thinning
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
See below: It does not affect your BP per se but affects you during withdrawal. However, withdrawal can occur even when using the medication according to the label. If you use the drug everyday regularly, you may have low grade withdrawal prior to each dose. It is relatively mild but may cause your BP to rise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking vicodin and energy drinks decrease blood flow to the penis while having sexual intercourse?
Leafy greens: Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, chard, cabbage), asparagus, prunes, pickles, brussels sprouts, scallions and herbs are among the most problematic of foods (i.e., foods with lots of vitamin k which can slow the effects of blood thinners like coumadin.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
unknown: I reviewed the 2008 study published in arthritis research (which showed a beneficial effect)-no bleeding was observed. I also reviewed the national institutes of health alternative ; complementary medicine data which notes that it "has not been tested for safety in controlled clinical trials" and it is "regulated as a dietary supplement" (not as a medicine). Bottom line: no one knows! ...Read more
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