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What are the side effects of blood thinners?

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Bleeding is the most common side effect if you take blood thinners. Call your doctor right away if you have:

  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • Red or brown pee
  • Tar-like stools
  • Bleeding from your gums or nose that doesn't stop right away
  • Red gunk you cough up
  • Severe headache or stomachache
  • Unusual bruising
  • Cuts that won't stop bleeding
  • A bump on the head or serious fall

From: Heart Disease Medication Tips WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women."

American Heart Association: "Managing Your Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Disease."

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women."

American Heart Association: "Managing Your Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Disease."

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2019

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