Anticoagulants are medicines that help prevent and treat blood from clotting. It can also reduce the chances of clot blood to travel into vital organs of the body. These are also known as blood thinners. Anticoagulant works by breaking up blood clots in your blood vessels, heart and brain. Without this drug, the clot can block the flow of blood and can lead to stroke and heart attack.
Blood clots are healthy and lifesaving when they stop bleeding. But blood clots can also form when they aren’t needed. A blood clot can cause stroke, heart attack and other serious medical problems.
Causes of Blood clot
Blood clots form when there is damage to the blood vessel lining. It also clots when it stops moving and become stagnant. Other possible causes of blood clots are:
Risk factors of blood clot
Certain risk factors may increase your chances of having blood clot. These are:
Signs and symptoms of blood clot
Sing and symptoms of blood clot may include:
Clot in the veins
Clot in the arteries
Clot in the heart
A clot in the arteries of the brain
Preventive measures of blood clotting
The best ways to prevent blood clots include:
Anti-blood clot medicines
Anti-blood clot medicines include:
Blood clot diagnosis
Your doctor will conduct the following test to confirm for the presence of blood clot.
Blood clot treatment
Venous blood clots
These are the most common anticoagulants. Blood thinner can stop existing blood clot from getting bigger. Your doctor may prescribe some of the blood clotting medicines below:
This drug is the most widely used blood thinner. Aspirin does not allow the formation of blood clots.
It is an antiplatelet drug. It is given to a person with unstable angina, stroke and atherosclerosis.
It is a natural protein which prevents the formation of blood clots. It is a good blood thinner that can treat and prevent blood clots in the arteries, veins and lungs.
It’s an oral blood thinner which helps prevent the formation of blood clot in the veins.
Mysoline is an oral anticonvulsant drug used to control seizures. It’s a treatment prescribed for a person with epilepsy. It is used to control seizures and epileptic disorder. Mysoline reduces the risk of a person life-threatening condition. It is also useful in treating the following conditions:
Levipil (Levetiracetam) is a drug prescribed to control seizures. It treats seizures that occur to both young and adults. Levipil is used as a combination medication in treating conditions that causes seizure. It can also treat a patient who suffers from epilepsy. It prevents the following to occur including:
Oxcarb (Oxcarbazepine) is an oral prescription drug used in treating partial seizures in people with epilepsy. It is used alone or in combination with other drugs for treating seizures in adult and children. Oxcarb is a drug prescribed in treating painful nerve disorder. It can also use for a patient with a mental disorder. Oxcarb can use for treating manic low mood (depression).
Eptoin (Phenytoin) is a drug used to control seizure. This anti-convulsant drug prevents the onset of seizure from occurring. It works by reducing the occurrence of a seizure. It is also used for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Eptoin can help prevent a panic attack and disorder of certain condition.
Lametec (Lamotrigine) is a drug used to treat seizures. It controls epilepsy and bipolar disorder. This drug is also useful in treating a condition such as:
Lametec may also use in treating mental disorder. It works to stabilized hyper-excited nerve fibers in our brain.
Topamac (Topiramate) is an anti-seizure drug. It helps prevent the onset episode of seizure from occurring. This drug is effective in preventing headache which can lead to a migraine. It can also treat convulsions and fits. Topamac reduces the abnormal signals that can lead to seizure and fits. However, this drug does not work for other condition. It only treats a condition like seizures, convulsion, and epilepsy.