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Could smoking affect how blood thinners work?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doubt but...

There is no interaction between nicotine patches, gums, inhalers and warfarin.
But remember that smoking has a vasoconstrictor effect in all organs promoting angina or worsening arterial disease.

In brief: Doubt but...

There is no interaction between nicotine patches, gums, inhalers and warfarin.
But remember that smoking has a vasoconstrictor effect in all organs promoting angina or worsening arterial disease.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Smoking increases the risk of a blood clot forming in blood vessels in all smokers.
If that smoker is taking a blood thinner already, the blood thinner may not work as well as a person on the same blood thinner who is not smoking. Blood thinners are not a guarantee that blood clots will not form, but. Smoking further increases that risk.

In brief: Yes

Smoking increases the risk of a blood clot forming in blood vessels in all smokers.
If that smoker is taking a blood thinner already, the blood thinner may not work as well as a person on the same blood thinner who is not smoking. Blood thinners are not a guarantee that blood clots will not form, but. Smoking further increases that risk.
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