ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Side effects of blood thinner medications

Updated on April 24, 2012
Blood thinner medications - Coumadin
Blood thinner medications - Coumadin

Blood thinner medications:

Blood thinners sometimes called as anticoagulants that lowers clotting in the artery, vein or the heart. There are two main types of blood thinners namely anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs. Anticoagulants delay the clotting of blood. Common names for anticoagulants includes heparin, lovenox or enoxaparin and warfarin or coumadin. Common names for antiplatelet drugs includes aspirin, plavix and ticlid. Doctors usually prescribe blood thinners to prevent blood clots. It helps to prevent heart attack or stroke. Tell your doctor that you are on a blood thinner before you schedule any appointments such as dental cleaning. Always take this medication as precribed by your doctor. Here are some of the side effects of blood thinner medications.

Anticoagulants
Anticoagulants

Common side effects of blood thinner medications:

Some of the side effects of blood thinner medications includes bloating, upset stomach, muscle aches and loss of appetite. Other side effects of anticoagulants includes fever, chills, sore throat, bruising, yellowing of the eyes or jaundice and weakness.

Call your health care provider immediately if you have any of the signs and symptoms:

  • Brown colored urine
  • Bump on the head
  • Severe headache
  • Menstrual bleeding is heavier than usual
  • Red, black or brown colored bowel movements
  • Stomach pain
  • Bleeding from the gums or the nose
  • Throwing up blood
  • Blood loss can occur for small injuries.


Important things while taking blood thinner medications:

1. People who take coumadin must have regular blood testing. Coumadin is commonly used by the people who suffer from blood clotting disorder.

2. Avoid alcohol when taking blood thinner medications.

3. Do not use this medicine, if you suffer from chronic kidney disease.

4. Some of the blood thinners can cause birth defects. Tell your dctor if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant or nursing your baby.

How to take this blood thinner drugs:

Always take blood thinner as your doctor mentioned. If you miss a dose, never take a double dose. You need to take this medicine at the same time every day.

Tell your doctor if you take any of the medicines or other medicines and supplements before you take. These medicines can interact with blood thinner drugs.

List of medicines and supplements:

  • Acetaminophen such as tylenol and excedrin
  • Ibuprofen such as motrin and advil
  • Vitamins and multivitamins - Centrum, one a day
  • Cold medicines
  • Sleeping pills
  • Calcium supplements
  • Vitamin K supplements
  • Antihistamines
  • Medicines used to treat irregular heartbeat
  • garlic
  • Green tea

Coumadin:

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)