My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

Posted: | Report This Report Question |
Q.

What medical conditions and medicines can alter the process of blood clot formation?

Related Topics: Blood Clot, Drug
 

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

8,021 Answers
211,314 Helpful Votes
267 Followers
A.

Medical conditions and medicines can alter the process of blood clot formation, making blood clots more or less likely. Some examples include:

  • Aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix). Drugs that interfere with platelet function, making blood clots less likely.

  • Warfarin (Coumadin). An oral drug that reduces production of clotting factors, reducing blood clotting.

  • Heparin. An intravenous or injectable drug that interferes with thrombin, preventing blood clot formation.

  • Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). A clot-dissolving medicine that activates plasmin, and is occasionally given as a treatment for heart attack or stroke.

  • Hypercoagulable state. An improper balance between clotting factors and clot-reducing substances that results in increased likelihood of abnormal blood clots.

  • Hemophilia. A genetic deficiency of certain functioning clotting factors results in poor blood clotting and excessive bleeding.

  • von Willebrand factor deficiency. A relatively common condition resulting in slow blood clot formation, which is usually mild.

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

Posted:
| Report This Report Answer
Archived: March 20, 2014

Was this helpful?

YesNo

Thanks for your feedback.

23 of 34 found this helpful
Read the Original Article: Blood Clots