Alcohol and rivaroxaban blood thinners

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Hi guys, before my p.e,I enjoyed a drink or two or three socially.doctors told me i can only have a glass of wine or two and need to limit alcohol intake. How do I deal with this? Has any body been advised to limit alcohol or stop altogether.

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    I was initially told something similar by the nurses and never thought to ask the specialist. Some time later, I asked a doctor and was told “the same limit as anyone else”. (I am on warfarin, by the way, so maybe different rules...).

     

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    Hi,

    ?I believe alcohol actually thins the blood as well, especially wine, don't quote me on that , I'm more than likely to be wrong smile . I remember my doctor saying this years ago, hence why they believe wine, especially red is good for the ticker, recent studies by some seem to now disagree with that now.

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      It's the only alcohol I take. I don't take any creams or spirits cz am scared of the effects.

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    Hi,

    ?I did a quick search, just to make sure I wasn't pulling your leg smile . I knew I had heard it from somewhere, just wasn't 100% sure, my retired GP told me this years ago. I borrowed this from elsewhere.

    Drinking alcohol has effects on blood coagulation. If you drink a moderate amount of alcohol—defined as one drink per day—it may have the benefit of acting as a blood thinner and be protective against clotting in clogged arteries, like aspirin. Feb  24, 2018

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