In other words, does it thin your blood?
8 Mar 2016
Yes, ibuprofen (Advil) is considered a blood thinner. It doesn't actually "thin" your blood, but slows down your blood clotting time. For example, if you cut yourself or have an injury where you bleed, it may take longer for you to form a blood clot.
Risk of stomach bleeding and a stomach ulcer may also be increased if you are at risk, take prednisone or other corticosteroids, smoke or drink alcohol regularly, or take other medicines that also increase your risk of bleeding, such as: aspirin, heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), ticagrelor (Brilinta), dabigatran (Pradaxa), apixaban (Eliquis), or rivaroxaban (Xarelto).
Always have a drug interaction check performed any time you start or stop a medication. If you notice signs or symptoms of bleeding, such as red or black-colored or tarry stools, vomit that is bright red blood or looks like coffee grounds, severe stomach pain, anemia, severe headache, low blood pressure, shortness of breath, and weakness, contact your doctor immediately.
30 Sep 2013
If by 'thin your blood' you mean advil affects your bloods ability to flow well and clots when it needs to for example if you cut yourself the blood clots and stops the bleeding. The answer is no. Advil does not thin your blood. However as a severe side effect it can cause bleeding and you should seek medical attention ASAP. The symptoms of bleeding caused by Advil are: Bloody or black, tarry stools, Unusual bruising or bleeding, Dark or reddish colored urine. You must always read the patient information and side effects of your medication. Go to
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