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Whom should I tell that I am taking blood thinners?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: All Drs, NPs, PAs

You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose.
The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood.

In brief: All Drs, NPs, PAs

You should tell all your healthcare providers and be sure they are aware whenever you are prescribed a new medication or change in dose.
The most common blood thinner, warfarin or coumadin, is a tricky medicine that interacts with many medicines. This could affect the potency of the other medicine and/or the thinness (measured by the inr) of the blood.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Everyone medical

'blood thinners' (or anti-coagulants as the technical term) are extremely useful agents; but have very serious side effects.
Some require periodic monitoring through blood testing; others do not. It is important to share this; as well as other medications you take with your health care providers: the more they know about you the better care they provide to you!

In brief: Everyone medical

'blood thinners' (or anti-coagulants as the technical term) are extremely useful agents; but have very serious side effects.
Some require periodic monitoring through blood testing; others do not. It is important to share this; as well as other medications you take with your health care providers: the more they know about you the better care they provide to you!
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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