RateADrug.com Logo The users guide
to prescription drugs
and supplements
Finding the right
medication is important
Let RateADrug help.
  • Evaluate your current medication
  • Compare conventional and alternative therapies
  • Get information without drug company bias
 Home |Compare Treatments |Evaluate Your Treatment |Symptom Feedback |Drugs A to Z |Supplements A to Z |More Tools
Search for a Treatment  
Find Treatments by Condition       
Browse by name:
Aa-Ab | Ac | Ad-Ak | Al | Am | An-Ap | Aq-Ar | As-Az  Hide
Ba-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bo | Bp-Br | Bs-Bz  Hide
Ca | Cb-Ce | Cf-Ch | Ci | Cj-Cl | Cm-Co | Cp-Cz  Hide
Da-Dd | De | Df-Di |Dj-Do | Dp-Dz  Hide
Ea-El | Em-Ep | Eq-Es | Et | Eu-Ez  Hide
Fa-Fd | Fe-Fh | Fi-Fk | Fl | Fm-Ft | Fu-Fz  Hide
Ha-He | Hf-Hz  Hide
Ia-Il | Im-In | Io-Ip | Iq-Iz  Hide
La-Ld | Le| Lf-Ln| Lo | Lp-Lz  Hide
Na | Nb-Nh | Ni | Nj-Nz  Hide
Oa-Op | Oq-Ow | Ox-Oz  Hide
Pa | Pb-Pe | Pf-Ph | Pi | Pj-Pr | Ps-Pz  Hide
Ra-Rd | Re | Rf-Rz  Hide
Ta-Td | Te | Tf-Th | Ti | Tj-Tq | Tra-Tri | Trj-Tz  Hide
Compare Treatments
Search by Condition
submit to reddit Delicious

Thrombosis (Blood Clot) treatment

Description
Thrombosis is marked by the formation of blood clots within blood vessels, which can obstruct the flow of blood to vital organs and tissues. If left untreated, these blood clots can dislodge and travel to the lungs, heart, or brain resulting in devastating outcomes. Specifically, thrombosis is broken down into two sub-cateogories: venous and arterial thrombosis. The most common type of thrombosis View more...
Causes
Thrombosis can be a result of poor blood flow, hypercoagulability, and injury to the vessel walls as a result of surgery or trauma. In addition, lifestyle choices such as: smoking, poor diet (obesity), lack of exercise, sitting down/lying down for extended periods of time, old age, and use of birth control contraceptives may contribute to blood clot formation. In addition, medications which increa View more...
Prevention
Leg exercises to increase blood flow is a good way to prevent blood clot formation. Also, a healthy diet is vital in regulating one's fat intake and vitamin K intake. Additionally, measures such as taking anticoagulants and wearing compression stockings can prevent blood clots from forming.
Common Symptoms
Symptoms are commonly seen in the legs and include: swelling in the affected area, a sense of warmth, tenderness, and fatigue in the area, red/discolored skin, and visible surface veins.
Rare Symptoms
If clots dislodge and travel to major organs, then more serious situations would include: a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or a stroke. These associated symptoms include: chest pain, change in consciousness, unexplained pain or swelling, difficulty breathing, and coughing up blood.
Traditional Treatment
Anticoagulant treatments typically are used to combat thrombosis in which these medications prevent new clots from forming and stop the growth of already existing clots. Compression stockings can be used to improve blood flow in the legs.
Alternative Treatment
In some instances, thrombolytics may be used to dissolve the blood clots in patients. Also, some patients may opt for a vena cava filter, which acts to catch emboli before they reach the lungs and cause pulmonary embolisms.
Treatment Comparison
Choose a Condition:
Show results for:
BrandsEffectivenessHolistic BenefitsSide
Effects
Number of Ratings
7.67 5.93 0 3 Get Info
7.5 5.45 3.24 8 Get Info
7.5 6.5 2.33 4 Get Info
7.38 5.52 2.8 8 Get Info
6.33 4.48 1.63 3 Get Info
0 0 0 0 Get Info
View All About these Scores Get Your Score
Research and Development
Drugs such as Heparin and Warfarin (Coumadin) are commonly prescribed anticoagulants. Also, antiplatelet drugs.
Thrombosis (Blood Clot) Treatments
(Shown in order of most frequently rated)
90 Drugs
10 Supplements
Bayer Aspirin Caplets
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powders
Ecotrin
Prasugrel
Anagrelide Hydrochloride
Defibrotide
Ticlopidine Hydrochloride
Panwarfarin
Piracetam
Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
Alka-Seltzer Flavored Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
Ascriptin Enteric Regular Strength
Dabigatran
Ecotrin Adult Low Strength
Ecotrin Maximum Strength
Excedrin Extra-Strength Caplets
Excedrin Extra-Strength Geltabs
Excedrin Extra-Strength Tablets
Excedrin Migraine Caplets
Excedrin Migraine Geltabs
Excedrin Migraine Tablets
Gelpirin
Goody's Body Pain Powders
Heparin Sodium
Lasix
Acenocoumarol
Adprin B Tri-Buffered Caplets
Agrylin
Ancrod
Angiomax
Anistreplase
Aquamephyton
Argatroban
Arixtra
Ascriptin Enteric Adult Low Strength
Aspergum
Athrombin
Athrombin-K
Axotal
123
Famous People with Cancer
SmallFarrah Fawcett SGG-047930.jpg

Farrah Fawcett

She was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Initially she believed she'd beaten it; anal cancer is highly curable if found in the early stages.

SmallBruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner LRS-042442.jpg

Bruce Paltrow

Paltrow was diagnosed with oral cancer, which hits about 40,000 Americans every year. If it's diagnosed early enough it can be cured relatively easily.

SmallPartick Swayze PRN-011912.jpg

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze underwent treatment with the new Cyberknife radiotherapy, and survived longer than is usual for people with pancreatic cancer.

SmallEvaperoncasarosada.jpg

Eva Perón

She was the first person in Argentina to receive chemotherapy although she was never told about the cervical cancer that killed her.

Small577px-Goody.jpg

Jade Goody

Goody learned that she had cervical cancer while actually on camera during the Indian version of Big Brother.

SmallSteve_Jobs.jpg

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the whip-smart CEO of Apple Inc., has been treated surgically for a rare form of pancreatic cancer, an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. But he tried alternative treatments first.

SmallFrank_McCourt_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt won the Pulitzer Prize for his luminous memoir 'Angela's Ashes,' but his fight with melanoma has been complicated by meningitis.

SmallCharlton_Heston_Civil_Rights_March_1963.jpg

Charlton Heston

Heston suffered from prostate cancer, pneumonia, and Alzhimer's disease.

SmallOlivia_Newton-John_Sydney_2008.jpg

Olivia Newton-John

Star of the movie musical Grease found out she had breast cancer at age 44. She used Eastern and Western techniques to battle the illness.

Small602px-Christina_Applegate_1.JPG

Christina Applegate

Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, but was prepared for it because of her family history and a genetic test.

Small423px-Kylie_Minogue_2_(2009).jpg

Kylie Minogue

Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, and said that undergoing chemotherapy was like "experiencing a nuclear bomb."

Small460px-Edie_Falco_by_David_Shankbone.jpg

Edie Falco

The Sopranos star Edie Falco underwent chemotherapy during filming. She kept her illness a secret from the cast and crew to maintain strength.

SmallPaull_Allen_fix_1.JPG

Paul Allen

Co-founder of Microsoft recovered from Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1983, and was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2009.

SmallLynnRedgrave.jpg

Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave earned an OBE for her many services to drama, but she battled with bulimia and then breast cancer, too.

SmallMichael_Douglas_Navy3.jpg

Michael Douglas

'Fatal Attraction' star Michael Douglas had a fatal attraction of his own-to cigarettes. And that may have led to the tumor in his throat that he's currently battling.




For Your Health



Affiliates click here

Directory of Sponsored Services

Health begins with Knowledge. Visit our sponsors on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Patient Resources

Legal / Regulatory Notices

Health Practitioners

Wellness Products

Clinical Trials / Research

Lifestyle

Medication Name: