Sunday, December 03, 2006

Health Tip: Blood-Thinning Drugs May Have Side Effects

(HealthDay News) -- Blood-thinning medications are typically prescribed after a heart attack or stroke to prevent a recurrence.

But the American Heart Association cautions that these drugs may have significant side effects:
  • Bruising easily.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Excessive bleeding caused by shaving cuts.

If you have any of these symptoms after starting blood-thinning therapy, tell your doctor.

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