is acetaminophen considered a blood thinner?
No, acetaminophen is not classified as a blood thinner-type of drug, but aspirin is a blood thinner.
Acetaminophen is considered the pain and fever reliever of choice for most patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy like warfarin. However, if you are taking a high dose of acetaminophen over the long-term, caution is recommended during combined therapy with warfarin, particularly if high doses of acetaminophen are used for a prolonged period.
If you take warfarin, tell your doctor that you take acetaminophen and contact them if you experience any signs of bleeding like nosebleeds, bruising, headache, dizziness, weakness, pain, prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums after brushing, heavy menstrual flow, unexpected vaginal bleeding, red or dark urine, or red or black (tarry) stools.
Well, it is considered a mild analgesic with the side effect of thinning your blood. It doesn't thin as effectively as say Aspirin or prescription meds like Warfarin, but yes, it will thin your blood. If you have been taking it for awhile, you should always make sure you doctor or dentist knows this before you undergo any medical procedures that could involve blood loss, such as surgery or dental extraction.
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