Common Anticoagulant Medications
Once a patient is diagnosed with a blood clot, blood thinners, or anticoagulants, are used to reduce the ability of the blood to clot. Depending on the type and location of the blood clot, a person will often be treated with a blood thinner for approximately three to six months, but sometimes the person will need to take the treatment for the rest of their life.
Learn more about long-term management of clotting disorders
The total length of treatment depends on if there is also:
Identified underlying risk factors, such as an abnormality in a coagulation factor, also affect the length of treatment.
The length of blood-thinning therapy is based on clinically proven evidence as well as individual factors. Blood thinners can cause serious bleeding and should only be taken under the direction of a healthcare provider.
COMMON BLOOD THINNER MEDICATIONS
Learn more about oral anticoagulants
Learn more about injectable anticoagulants
Learn more about intravenous anticoagulants
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all anticoagulants.