Can I take over-the-counter medications and vitamins while taking anticoagulants (blood thinners)?

Some over-the-counter medications, such as vitamin K in multivitamins, may change the way your medications work. Aspirin can also thin your blood. Taking two medications (even if one is over-the-counter) that thins your blood may increase your risk for excessive bleeding.

Always check with your doctor before taking any other medications while taking anticoagulants.

 

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.

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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr