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How can blood thinners help with treating antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)?

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Blood thinners, which also are called anticoagulants, are one option against clots if you have antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Your doctor will first treat a clot with a shot, and then oral medication. To prevent another clot, some people have to take oral blood thinners for longer periods of time

From: What Is Antiphospholipid Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

APS Foundation of America: “Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

APS Foundation of America: “Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Antiphospholipid Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2018

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