Side Effects of Blood Thinners to be Aware Of

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Blood clots are dangerous. If they break away from the walls of your veins, they can circulate through your bloodstream and cause further complications. That's why doctors prescribe blood thinners to patients at risk of developing blood clots. The generic names of blood thinners are warfarin, rivaroxaban, dabigatran, apixaban and heparin. You can also find them sold under the brand names of blood thinners: Coumadin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis and Jantoven.