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blood thinner

n.
A drug used to inhibit blood clotting.
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blood thinner

n (fam) anticoagulante m
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A consultant at three nursing homes and overseeing clinical service at 62 facilities, Brian Stwalley, PharmD, CGP, vice-president of Clinical Services at Continuing Care Rx, is not surprised by Gurwitz et al's finding that 80% of potential adverse drug events were associated with the blood thinner warfarin.
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Investors are looking beyond the earnings to clinical-trial results later this month showing whether Bayer's blood thinner Xarelto can compete in the stroke-prevention market, said Tero Weckroth, a Zurich-based analyst for Kepler Capital Markets.
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Another group of 512 patients received a standard treatment, enoxaparin (Lovenox)--a derivative of the blood thinner heparin--by daily injection for a week, starting 12 hours before surgery.
An insider at London's City Hospital said: "His medical team knows he won't take their advice to rest so they are teaching him to inject blood thinner so he will be safe to fly.
By the way, if you want to take a multivitamin that contains vitamin K (which shouldn't be taken with blood thinners) you can ask your doctor to adjust the amount of blood thinner you're taking and safely take the vitamin.
For example, if a resident is taking aspirin and a physician prescribes another blood thinner, the computer could give a warning of increased chances of bleeding.
But taking a blood thinner requires some work, since it is necessary to maintain enough drug in the blood to prevent unwanted blood clots without increasing the risk of bleeding.
Previously, warfarin (Coumadin) was the only blood thinner available, but many patients who take warfarin dislike the fact that the blood thinner requires dose titration and regular monitoring.
Until recently, patients with chronic AFib often required long-term use of warfarin (Coumadin), a potent blood thinner.