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blood thinner

n.
A drug used to inhibit blood clotting.

blood thinner

Vox populi Anticoagulant, see there.

blood thinner

A popular but erroneous name for an anticoagulant.
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Not Everyone Can Take Newer Blood Thinners Newer blood thinners include dabigatran (Pradaxa[R]), rivaroxaban (Xarelto[R]), apixaban (Eliquis[R]), and edoxaban (Savaysa[R]).
It would be appropriate for your doctor to recommend a blood thinner. If your neighbor is a 58-year-old male with no other stroke risk factors his score would be zero placing him in a very low risk group for stroke and reasonable not to use OAC.
It was developed with high hopes that it could replace Coumadin as a safer, equally effective, but easier-to-take blood thinner without needing the frequent blood tests necessary to monitor the effects of Coumadin.
Taking too many blood thinners almost cost Helen her life.
A Garlic has been linked to small decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol, but these potential benefits need to be balanced against possible side effects like gas, stomach upset, increased bleeding in those taking blood thinners, and interference with certain medications.
That's why Leslie Cho, MD, co-section head of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic, emphasizes issues such as bleeding risks and drug interactions when starting a patient on a blood thinner.
"It was the only oral anticoagulant available until 2010, and remains the go-to blood thinner for many patients because it is effective and inexpensive," says Jonathan L.
BristolMyers Squibb Co.'s (New York) earnings beat analysts' estimates on lower costs from job cuts and outsourcing and higher sales of mood stabilizing drug Abilify and blood thinner Plavix.
9 in Archives of Internal Medicine reveals that the blood thinner dabigatran is linked to a higher risk of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a wide range of patients when tested against some other blood thinners.
Sanofi and Bristol-Myers work together to sell the blood thinner Plavix and Avapro, a hypertension drug.