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What are the risks associated with blood thinners for deep vein thrombosis?

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One of the biggest concerns when you take these medications is the risk of bleeding. Even a minor cut could bleed a lot. Patients taking the drug Pradaxa can be giving idarucizumab (Praxbind) used in emergencies to reverse the blood-thinning. Call your doctor if you fall, get hit, or bump your head. You may be bleeding inside where you can't see it.

From: What You Can Do About DVT WebMD Medical Reference

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Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Charles Cutler, MD, chairman, American College of Physicians’ board of regents; internist, Norristown, PA.

CDC: "Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein," "Treatments of DVT and PE," "Facts."

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "How is Deep Vein Thrombosis Treated?"

FDA: "Generic Enoxaparin Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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