Features July 2016 Issue

What You Should Know to Better Manage Your Blood Thinners

Blood thinners help prevent blood clots from forming and potentially causing a stroke or heart attack. When starting a blood thinner, talk with your doctor about possible side effects and what to do if you miss a dose.

What You Should Know to Better Manage Your Blood Thinners

Research suggests that many patients don’t understand the risks and benefits of these drugs, as well as how to take them safely and effectively.

Taking an anticoagulant such as warfarin (Coumadin®) may help prevent the formation of a life-threatening blood clot. Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, may also keep your circulation healthy, reducing your odds of a heart attack or stroke.

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