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How quickly does aspirin work as anticoagulant?

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endlessPred 2 Jul 2013

If chewable and placed under the tongue for stroke or heart attack victim it only takes a few minutes.that is why they say do this while waiting for an ambulance.

Anonymous 2 Jul 2013

Additionally, MedlinePlus states:
"There are two main types of blood thinners. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin), work on chemical reactions in your body to lengthen the time it takes to form a blood clot. Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot."
As my doctor puts it, and as I am keen on repeating, aspirin makes the individual molecules 'slick', helping to prevent clotting.
From the research I've done, I believe the aspirin is equally important as the warfarin.

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