Harvard Health Letter

By the way, doctor: Why three blood thinners at once?

Q. I am currently on Coumadin because I had atrial fibrillation after my bypass, Plavix because of my stent, and a baby aspirin. Why do I need to take three blood thinners?

A. I'd say that pretty much anyone who is taking all three "blood thinners" — warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin — is getting state-of-the-art care.

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