What are blood thinners?
Blood thinners are medicines that prevent blood clots from forming. They do not break up clots that you already have. But they can stop those clots from getting bigger. It's important to treat blood clots, because clots in your blood vessels and heart can cause heart attacks, strokes, and blockages.Who needs blood thinners?
You may need a blood thinner if you have:
- Certain heart or blood vessel diseases
- An abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation
- A heart valve replacement
- A risk of blood clots after surgery
- Congenital heart defects
There are different types of blood thinners:
- Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin), slow down your body's process of making clots.
- Antiplatelets, such as aspirin and clopidogrel, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot. Antiplatelets are mainly taken by people who have had a heart attack or stroke.
When you take a blood thinner, follow the directions carefully. Blood thinners may interact with certain foods, medicines, vitamins, and alcohol. Make sure that your health care provider knows all of the medicines and supplements you are using.
You may need regular blood tests to check how well your blood is clotting. It is important to make sure that you're taking enough medicine to prevent clots, but not so much that it causes bleeding.What are the side effects of blood thinners?
Bleeding is the most common side effect of blood thinners. They can also cause an upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea.
Other possible side effects can depend on which type of blood thinner that you are taking.
Call your provider if you have any sign of serious bleeding, such as:
- Menstrual bleeding that is much heavier than normal
- Red or brown urine
- Bowel movements that are red or black
- Bleeding from the gums or nose that does not stop quickly
- Vomit that is brown or bright red
- Coughing up something red
- Severe pain, such as a headache or stomachache
- Unusual bruising
- A cut that does not stop bleeding
- A serious fall or bump on the head
- Dizziness or weakness
Aspirin FDA Approved Drugs
- To reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have had transient ischemia of the brain or completed ischemic stroke due to thrombosis.
- Temporary reduction of fever.
- Temporary relief of minor aches and pains.
- Treatment/prevention of cardiovascular disease.
BarrAug 14, 2009
Impax Labs IncJan 18, 2017
Par Pharm IncJan 18, 2017
Sandoz IncJan 18, 2017
PiiSep 22, 2016
Stevens JAug 31, 1998
Ingenus Pharms NjJan 7, 2010
Oxford PharmsDec 10, 1997
SandozApr 25, 1996
SandozApr 16, 1996
- Treatment or prophylaxis of thrombosis or embolisms.
- Use of prasugrel and aspirin in patients requiring the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events.
- Treating migraine pain and one or more of a cluster of symptoms characteristic of a migraine attack symptoms being selected from photophobia, phonophobia nausea and functional disability.
- A method of reducing the capacity of extended release nicotinic acid to provoke a flushing reaction by pretreating an individual with a flush inhibiting agent prior to the administration of the extended release nicotinic acid.
- Method of treating hyperlipidemia with nicotinic acid by dosing once per day in the evening or at night.
- Reduction in elevated tc and ldl-c by dosing once per day in the evening or at night, with pretreatment with a flush inhibitin agent such as aspirin.
- Reduction in elevated tc and ldl-c by dosing once per day in the evening or at night.
- Reduction in risk of recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction by dosing once per day in the evening or a t night, with pretreatment with a flush inhibitin agent such as aspirin.
- Reduction in risk of recurrent nonfatal myocardial infarction by dosing once per day in the evening or at night.
- Reduction in tg by dosing once per day in the evening or at night, with pretreatment with a flush inhibiting agent such as aspirin.
- Reduction in tg by dosing once per day in the evening or at night.
- Treatment of primary and mixed dyslipidemia by dosing once per day in the evening or at night, with pretreatment with a flush inhibiting agent such as aspirin.
- Treatment of primary and mixed dyslipidemia by dosing once per day in the evening or at night.
Mayne Pharma IncMar 16, 2011
- Relief of signs and symptoms of arthritis and risk-reduction of nsaid-associated gastric ulcer.
- Risk-reduction of nsaid gastric ulcer in patients requiring chronic nsaid treatment.
- Risk-reduction of nsaid-associated gastric ulcer in patients requiring nsaid treatment.
- Risk-reduction of nsaid-associated gastric ulcer.
- Risk-reduction of nsaid-associated gastric ulcers in patients also taking low dose aspirin.
- Treatment or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular events, or cerebrovascular events and risk-reduction of aspirin-associated gastric ulcers.
Home Remedies for Aspirin
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Physician's Materia Medica on Aspirin
Chemical name Acetyl-salicylic Acid. Sparingly soluble in wa ter, and not disagreeable in taste. Used as a substitute for salicylic acid in acute rheumatism, also as as intestinal antiseptic. Dose, 0.3 to 1.0 Grm. (5 to 15 grs.). three times a day.2
Physician's Therapeutics Memoranda on Aspirin
The remedies most prescribed in the early stage are; aconlte and... / ...tassium citrate to control the febrile symptoms; phenacetin or acetanilid, often combined with salol, for their analgesic action; quinine salicylate, aspirin, salicylic acid; calomel followed by a saline purge. The bronchitis must be treated in the usual manner, avoid ing depressing agents such as t...2
Instillation of atropine solution is imperative; leeches to the temple; morphine to control pain. In Syphilitic Iritis mercurials and iodides. In Rheumatic Iritis, salicylic acid, methyl salicylate, aspirin, etc.2
In a rheumatic patient, salicylic acid, salicin, aspirin, potassium iodide are remedies likely to be of service. Liniments containing aconite, chloroform and belladonna; counter-irritation by capsicum or otherwise; acu-puncture; application of hot water bag or ironing with a hot flatiron are all approved remedies. Acetanilid, antipyrin or phenacetin may give relief.2
Acute attacks call for aconite as a cardiac sedative with one... / ...of the following antiarthritic agents; salicylic acid (best in form of sodium, strontium or methyl salicylate and accompained by sodium bicarbonate), aspirin, acetanilid or antipyrin (some prescribe phena cetin or salol). Acetanilid is best prescribedjn the form of Acetanilid Compound, Special (see ... / ...colchicum and cod liver oil. Locally, stimulating liniments are to be applied with friction.2
2) Nelson, Baker & Co., 1904, Physician's Handy Book of Materia Medica and Therapeustics, Detroit, Michigan.