Will taking valium thin ur blood?

Not Medical Advice: No. Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine, a type of tranquilizer. It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.

Valium is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms.

See a comprehensive list of adverse effects of Valium at Drugs.com.

According to MedlinePlus, blood thinners, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by reducing the formation of blood clots in your arteries and veins. You may also take a blood thinner if you have:

An abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation

Heart valve surgery

Congenital heart defects

There are two main types of blood thinners. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin), work on chemical reactions in your body to lengthen the time it takes to form a blood clot. Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot.

Blood Thinner drugs:

Warfarin (Coumadin)

Apixaban (Eliquis)

Dabigatran (Pradaxa)

Edoxaban (Savaysa)

Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)

Check out Tips for Taking Blood Thinners Safely, shared by WebMD.

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Tuesday, August 09 2016

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