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What Happens When You Have Too Much 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a 21 y/o male take saw palmetto, a blood thinner? Any benefits to it? I find i fall asleep much better but not sure why.
Herbal: Saw palmetto sold prostrate problems. Nih studied it and it has no benefits. In some cases of prostratic hypertrophy may help symptoms but no real affect on outcome. Don't waste ur money. If have access to herbal pdr can look it up. German commission e does not consider it useful. Very authoritative. ...Read more
My friend drank alka seltzer plus she is on blood thinner (plavix 75mg) what happen i put one pack alka seltzer plus in the cup with the water it dissolve, she thought i brought a cup of water to her and she put one pack in the water now everything is do
Hopefully : Hopefully you called the poison control center or received some other advice. Plavix and tylenol (acetamenophen) are two totally different medications. Assuming your friend is otherwise healthy without a significant drinking history, taking a mildly excessive amount of tylenol one time probably will not hurt her. However, she should abstain from tylenol containing products for the rest of the day. ...Read more
I have this blood clotting disorder an I take a blood thinner for it; what will happen when I go into labor to deliver my baby?
Prevents clots: Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material. ...Read more
Meloxicam?: No, Meloxicam is a pain killer in the group of medications known as nsaids. Ibuprofen is another example of this type of medication. Meloxicam is supposed to be gentler on the stomach than the other nsaids, however, it can irritate the stomach and cause bleeding. Perhaps that is why you are thinking of it as a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Thinner"=Misleading: Blood viscosity=primarily due to surface adhesiveness of red blood cells. Blood viscosity is ?ed in anemia (RBCs farther apart), but is not healthy. All the agents commonly referred to as "thinners" either inhibit blood clotting or stimulate blood clot destruction proteins. Thus all=anti-clotting agents (do not reduce blood viscosity), are recommended to ? clots inside blood vessels & ? bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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