Medicines that cause bleeding

Abdomen | General Practice | Medicines that cause bleeding (Disease)


People with bleeding disorders should avoid aspirin and other drugs that can cause bleeding. This list of drugs that can cause bleeding does not include drugs that have to be given as injections or intravenous infusions. The generic or “chemical” names are given since the brand names or marketing names differ between countries.

Bleeding can range in severity from a simple bruise to blood in the urine, stool, or sputum (mucus and phlegm). Bleeding can occur from any body part including the digestive tract, blood vessels, eyes, brain, and joints. Bleeding from the surface of the body, such as from a puncture wound, is often promptly identified and treated; whereas, internal bleeding is much more difficult to track and diagnose.

Types of bleeding symptoms: bleeding from ear, eye or gums, bleeding under skin, blood in semen or urine, blood in sputum (mucus and phlegm), blood in vomit, bruising easily, coughing blood, excessive vaginal bleeding, postpartum bleeding (after childbirth), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, recurring nosebleeds.

Causes and Risk factors

Bleeding symptoms, such as bloody stools and vomit, are often due to gastrointestinal bleeding. However, excessive unexplained bleeding or bruising can be caused by bleeding disorders and other severe diseases such as leukemia.

People who take blood-thinning medication or who have a bleeding disorder, such as hemophilia, are at risk for severe and prolonged bleeding because their blood does not clot properly.

Diagnosis and Treatment

People with bleeding disorders should check with their hemophilia centre or physician, or consult the pharmaceutical company’s printed instructions before taking any new medication.

However, these types of conditions usually can be well managed when you adhere to your overall treatment plan prescribed by your doctor. Severe bleeding and suspected internal bleeding need a prompt professional medical diagnosis. ...

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