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07-08-2006, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by handtrick View Post
Usually you just stop them all at once and it takes about 7 days for it to slowly clear the system so that he has full clotting ability again. I really don't see any reason they would slowly wean him off them, because you are either therapeutically anticoagulated or you are is not really like weaning you off a steroid or narcotic wear your body might have a reaction to coming off them abruptly.

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You're right, I was confused and thinking of weening someone off of a steroid. Sorry for any confusion and thanks for the clarification. You are truly an asset to this board.

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