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Is it possible for a 90 year old to take blood thinners for

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is it possible for a 90 year old to take blood thinners for AF if under 6stone?

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Yes, as long as her doctor believes that the benefits of taking the blood thinner outweigh the risks.

There is no upper age limit or body weight that would preclude, by itself, someone taking blood thinners for AF.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
as a frail lady with a memory that is not the best... how would missing doses affect things?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is it a problem i she forgets a dose?

It would make it so her level of blood thinning wasn't good enough to prevent clot formation and she could suffer from clot related issues like a stroke or death.

Not taking her medication as directed would be a problem.

In cases like this sometimes governmental assistance is available where a caregiver would come by and make sure she gets her medications as directed.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok thanks

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