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When should you call a doctor about side effects from antiplatelet drugs?

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Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following while you take antiplatelets:

  • Blood in your urine or stool
  • Nosebleeds
  • Any unusual bruising
  • Heavy bleeding from cuts
  • Black tarry stools
  • Coughing up of blood
  • Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or unexpected vaginal bleeding
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • Tightness in chest, chest pain
  • Fever, chills, sore throat
  • Swelling of the face or hands
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Severe stomach pain

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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