What medications influence the effect of anticoagulants?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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For example, Aspirin is renowned for its ability to imped blood clotting, that can causes heart attack and stroke, while, Celebrex, which is used as painkiller by the patients who suffer by arthritis, or experience other kind of pain, is known that interfere with Aspirin, reducing it's anticoagulant effects.

The solution for the problem presented above, could be an increasing of the Aspirin doses (from 81mg to 324mg), but not ingnoring the side-effects of the higher Aspirin doses on the gastrointestinal tract, which could become severe, if doses are taken on long term.

Another manner to avoid the underminning effect that Celebrex has on Aspirin, is to increase the time between taking both drugs, in this way, even Aspirin is taken in low-doses (recommended for the patients who have gastrointestinal disorders), nevertheless it will have the intended effect.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents blood from clotting.  In some cases medications are given to prevent blood clotting in patients.  It has been used to treat patients with thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, and strokes and people predisposed to the conditions. Anticoagulants are often given to patients over 80 who are anticipating surgery. 

Medications that can affect the treatment and outcomes of anticoagulants include but are not limited to antibiotics, non-steroid based anti-inflammatory medications, antidepressants, acid reducing medications, agents that owner lipids, and antifungal agents.  Some natural herbs also cause reactions when taken with anticoagulants such as ginseng and ginko biloba.


non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents


stomach ulcer / acid reducing

lipid lowering agents

antifungal agents

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raid1802 | (Level 1) Honors

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Ginseng and ginko biloba are both libido enhancers. So Im thinking, could they be using anticoagulants for raising testosterone levels? A Question for those who answered this started question. Thanks!

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