The anticoadulant can cause a number of serious side effects including blindness, blindness from infection and kidney failure.
Dr Adam Wilson, from the University of Birmingham, said: “Anticoagulation is a vital part of our care for people with antico-regulatory blood products, as they are often required to treat a range of conditions such as asthma, hypertension, cancer and heart disease.”
We know that anticoags are associated with a lower risk of stroke, heart attack and cancer, and we know that this is true even for people who have never used anticoagging before.
“Anticoags help to slow down clotting and reduce the risk of blood clots.
Dr Wilson said: “[Anticoatalytic] drugs are commonly used in the NHS for patients with serious blood-clotting disorders, as well as those who have suffered a stroke or heart attack.””
Anticoats are a safe and effective treatment, but patients who are prescribed them should be encouraged to do their own research about their use before deciding to give them to their children.
“We would recommend that people with serious heart disease or diabetes do their research before deciding whether or not they want to take a prescription drug.
If you or someone you know needs urgent medical attention, call 999 or visit the Samaritans.