What are Antiplatelets?

Antiplatelets. Antiplatelets, such as aspirin, stops blood clots from forming by preventing blood platelets sticking together. Aspirin is not usually taken with warfarin. Side-effects may include sickness and stomach pain.

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What are antiplatelet antibodies?

Attack platelets. You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these. Read more...

What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

Targets. Anti-platelets impair the functioning of platelets and prevent the formation of platelet plugs at the site of blood vessel injury. So called "Blood thinners", reduce the ability of the blood to form clots and thus inhibit the tendency to form clots in blood vessels. Read more...

What is the difference between antiplatelets, anticoagulants and antithrombotics?

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...