Blood Thinners Other Than Warfarin: Taking Them Safely
Blood thinners are medicines that help prevent Reference blood clots Opens New Window. Al though they are called blood thinners, they don't really thin the blood. They slow down the time it takes for a blood clot to form.
You have to be careful when you take blood thinner medicines. They can raise the risk of serious bleeding. But you can do some simple things to help prevent problems.
This Actionset is about all blood thinner medicines except warfarin (Coumadin). There are some extra steps you have to take if you take warfarin. To learn more, see Reference Reference Warfarin: Taking Your Medicine Safely.
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 3, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology