Deep vein thrombosis with small pulmonary embolism. No pain, no shortness of breath. Taking Xa inhibitor.I work in the wilderness 3 hour from car. If this clot travels is there any emergency medicine I could self administer that would work fast?
If you are asking if you were to have an emergency out in the wilderness, what is the best med to take? Or should you have one standing by. Not necessary. If you were to have an issue, because of the med you take now, you would bleed out as the most likely scenario. The Xa inhibitor is called a “blood thinner” which helps to reduce clot formation. You already had a DVT and part broke off and travelled to lungs. Fragmin is a med for people who have a non-q wave MI and other acute conditions while in the hospital and even tho you could call it a blood thinner it works differently than the one you are on. It is advised you only take medications your dr prescribes. Friends may think it helpful to suggest all kinds of theories but in the whole scheme of things, it could turn out very bad for you and that would be horrible, right? Your med takes care of your issue, it does have side effects, etc, but has been approved by the FDA. Good luck, be aware of dangerous tools, etc, go to the ER if you fall and hit your head. One usually is on your med for short term and the dr will determine when to stop it. Do Not stop it on your own. Hope this was helpful.
- Fragmin Information for Consumers
- Fragmin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fragmin (detailed)
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