Look for Patients on Rx Blood Thinners Getting OTC Aspirin

You'll hear more about patients using combos of aspirin PLUS other "antiplatelet" blood thinners (clopidogrel, etc).

Using an antiplatelet combo is common after a patient has a stent placed in a heart artery...or after a heart attack. The idea is to stop platelets from sticking together and forming a clot.

But these combos can also increase the risk of bleeding...especially if the meds are used too long or at the wrong doses.

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