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Do some medications cause increased bruising?

Related Topics: Bruise, Drug
 

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Medications that can increase blood-thinning properties tend to increase the risk of bruising. There are several prescription medications that can increase this risk, including warfarin, heparin, and Plavix. Over-the-counter aspirin can also have the same effect. There is much caution and monitoring while on these medications.

You should consult your local pharmacist to discuss your current medication profile and your increased bruising. Based on your pharmacist’s advice and if the bruising worsens, you should then consult your health-care provider to make sure it is actually your medication, and not a separate condition, that is causing the bruising.

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