Anticoagulant Medication Bleeding Home Care
Home care for bleeding from anticoagulant includes:
- Avoid aspirin.
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Avoid herbal supplements.
- Avoid vitamin E supplements.
- Do not take additional medications without your doctor's consent.
Treatment for minor bleeding from anticoagulant includes:
- Apply direct pressure to control bleeding:
- Use a gauze or clean cloth directly on the wound.
- Maintain constant pressure for at least 10 minutes.
- Do not interrupt the pressure, in order to look at the wound.
- Apply a dressing to the wound.
- Stop taking the anticoagulant medication.
- Contact your doctor.
Anticoagulant Medication Bleeding Nosebleed
- Sit upright.
- Pinch the nose firmly and constantly for 15 minutes. Repeat once if the bleeding does not stop.
- Breathe through your mouth.
- Drink cold water to clear blood from your throat.
- Seek medical care if the bleeding does not stop in 30 minutes.
Strategies for preventing a nosebleed from recurring include:
Anticoagulant Medication Bleeding Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you are bleeding from anticoagulant and have any of the following:
- Black stool
- Blood in the stool
- Blood in the vomit
- Vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
- Excessive bleeding
- Worsening bleeding from the gums
- Excessive bruising
- Prolonged bleeding from wounds
- Worsening pain after an injury
- Worsening swelling after an injury
- Sudden confusion
- Sudden difficulty speaking
- Sudden loss of vision
- Sudden difficulty walking
- Sudden severe headache
- Sudden weakness on one side of the body
- Excessive swelling or pain after surgery
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