Blood Thinning Drugs: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:41 by admin
Blood thinning drugs and anticoagulants act to prevent blood clots and blockages of arteries. Some of these drugs, like aspirin, reduce the stickiness of blood platelets. Others, such as anticoagulant drugs, impede blood clotting factors. Common anticoagulants include warfarin and heparin. The use of all of these types of drugs must be done under close medical supervision as too much of any of these agents may induce severe bleeding and death.

View sub-topics below to learn more about some specific blood thinning drugs and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Abbokinase / Urokinase
  2. Arixtra / Fondaparinux Sodium
  3. Coumadin / Warfarin: Overview
  4. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  5. Factor VIII / Antihemophilic Factor (AHF)
  6. Innohep / Tinzaparin Sodium: Overview
  7. Lovenox / Enoxaparin Sodium
  8. Plavix / Clopidogrel Bisulfate
  9. Refludan / Lepirudin: Overview
  10. Pericarditis: Overview
  11. Blood Thinning Drugs: Frequently Asked Questions
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