Two Clot-Prevention Medications Are Easily Confused

For your own safety, know whether you are taking an anticoagulant or an antiplatelet medication...or both.

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Do you know the difference between anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents? It’s easy to get them confused. “Both increase the risk of bleeding, but in different ways,” says Cleveland Clinic vascular medicine specialist Deborah Hornacek, MD. If you take one of these drugs, you should know which class it is and why it was prescribed for […]
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