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How long do anticlotting drugs stay in someone's system?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends on meaning

This is a bit complicated, since any given drug has a "half-life" that is a measure of how long that drug, or its metabolites or by-products, can be detected in the blood.
Then there is the biologic or physiologic half-life which is a measure of the "function", or in your example, how long the effect lasts. Once you know the "half-life", figure on approximately five half-lives to minimal effect.

In brief: Depends on meaning

This is a bit complicated, since any given drug has a "half-life" that is a measure of how long that drug, or its metabolites or by-products, can be detected in the blood.
Then there is the biologic or physiologic half-life which is a measure of the "function", or in your example, how long the effect lasts. Once you know the "half-life", figure on approximately five half-lives to minimal effect.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Which drug

As the previous answer noted, each medication is different.
Coumadin/warfarin usually takes about 5 days before the effect wears off to the point where the blood is normal. Some of the newer agents such as Pradaxa and xarelto are much quicker.

In brief: Which drug

As the previous answer noted, each medication is different.
Coumadin/warfarin usually takes about 5 days before the effect wears off to the point where the blood is normal. Some of the newer agents such as Pradaxa and xarelto are much quicker.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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