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Anticoagulants

Avoid Herbs such as  ‘G’ HERBS (GINSING, GINGER, GINKO, GARLIC) when using anticoagulant drugs.

Aspirin

  • can also be used as a blood thinner
  • irritates the stomach and intestines
  • Watch out for “black tarry” looking stools (could be a sign of intestinal bleeding)
  • Never give your children aspirin, can caus  Reye’s Syndrome.

Heparin:

  • Make sure to check the PTT
  • Antidote is Protamine Sulfate
  • can be safely given during pregnancy.

Coumadin

  • Check the PT and the INR
  • Antidote is Vitamin K

Lovenox

  • Lovenox, also called enoxaparin, is a form of heparin called fractionated heparin.

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