Blood clot


  • Also known as
  • Embolism
  • Thrombosis

Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. Some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly.

Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include

  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
  • Some medicines
  • Smoking
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Top Medications for Blood clot

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All Medications for Blood clot

  • Anticoagulant > Vitamin K antagonist

    • Coumadin
      Prescription only

      Coumadin (Warfarin) is an old, cheap, and effective medicine to prevent blood clots, but it requires some monitoring, dose adjustments, and even lifestyle changes.

      Is it worth it?

      Women 61%

      Men 62%

  • Anticoagulant > Anti-platelet

    • Plavix
      Prescription only

      Plavix (Clopidogrel) works well to prevent blood clots and heart complications, but watch out for drug interactions.

      Is it worth it?

      Women 57%

      Men 61%

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