Anticoagulants (Blood thinners)

Anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners, are chemical substances that prevent or reduce coagulation of blood, prolonging the clotting time.
Anticoagulants are closely related to antiplatelet drugs and thrombolytic drugs by manipulating the various pathways of blood coagulation.
Blood thinners are medicines that prevent blood clots from forming. They do not break up clots that you already have. But they can stop those clots from getting bigger. It’s important to treat blood clots, because clots in your blood vessels and heart can cause heart attacks, strokes, and blockages.
Anticoagulants work by interrupting the process involved in the formation of blood clots. They’re sometimes called “blood-thinning” medicines, although they don’t actually make the blood thinner.
These include: Rivaroxaban (Xarelto),Dabigatran (Pradaxa),Apixaban (Eliquis), Edoxaban (Lixiana),warfarin (Coumadin),Plavix (clopidogrel).
Anticoagulants are medicines that increase the time it takes for blood to clot. They are commonly called blood thinners. Anticoagulant drug for blood, for prevention or prophylaxis of vascular diseases of heart or brain.