Aspirin is a blood thinner. Aspirin is an anti-platelet medication that thins the blood by preventing blood cells from clotting, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors may recommend aspirin or other blood-thinning medications... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Aspirin is called a blood thinner because it prevents blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots, according to MedlinePlus. The medicine does not actually thin blood. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Side effects of adult, low-dose aspirin as a blood thinner include upset stomach and heartburn, according to WebMD. More serious, yet less common, side effects may happen, such as easy bruising, difficulty hearing, sever... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects

CoQ10 is not a blood thinner, but some researchers believe that it can help in preventing the formation of blood clots, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. However, CoQ10 supplements make blood-thinni... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Blood thinners reduce blood clotting in the blood vessels in order to prevent stroke and heart attack, which occur when blood clots prevent sufficient blood supply to important organs such as the heart and brain, accordi... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Aspirin’s effect on blood pressure appears to be linked to the time of day it is taken, states WebMD. Over time, taking aspirin regularly at night lowers blood pressure, while taking aspirin in the morning appears to ele... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Individuals taking high doses of fish oil are at the similar risk of blood thinning and excessive bleeding as those taking aspirin, according to an article published in the LA Times. Too much fish oil can cause internal ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins Vitamins & Supplements