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Can I take Tylenol if I have von Willebrand disease?


Can I take Tylenol if I have von Willebrand disease?

Switch pain relievers. To help prevent bleeding episodes, talk with your doctor before taking blood-thinning medications — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). Your doctor might instead recommend pain and fever relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).

Can you take ibuprofen with a bleeding disorder?

Use pain medications with caution Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) can interfere with clotting. Some people with a bleeding disorder can take ibuprofen or naproxen without increased bleeding, but this should be done under the supervision of their HCPs.

Why should a patient with a bleeding disorder not take Nsaid?

Don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), Aleve, or other NSAIDs, or medicines that contain salicylate. These medicines can cause bleeding.

Can you outgrow von Willebrand disease?

Von Willebrand factor helps blood cells stick together (clot) when you bleed. If there’s not enough of it or it does not work properly, it takes longer for bleeding to stop. There’s currently no cure for VWD, but it does not usually cause serious problems and most people with it can live normal, active lives.

Can von Willebrand disease cause joint pain?

For example, patients with Type 3 von Willebrand disease may experience bleeding into the joints or joint spaces (also known as a hemarthrosis) because they also have a low factor VIII level. Symptoms of joint bleeding include joint pain and swelling.

What do you need to know about von Willebrand disease?

Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a blood disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. Blood contains many proteins that help the body stop bleeding. One of these proteins is called von Willebrand factor (VWF). People with VWD either have a low level of VWF in their blood or the VWF protein doesn’t work the way it should.

Is there a nasal spray for von Willebrand disease?

This high-strength nasal spray (Stimate®) is used to treat people with milder forms of VWD. It works by making the body release more VWF into the blood.

What causes mucocutaneous bleeding in von Willebrand disease?

Unlike hemophilia which is characterized by joint bleeding, VWD is typically characterized by mucocutaneous bleeding. VWD is caused by a defect or deficiency in von Willebrand Factor (VWF), a large protein made up of multiple subunits.

What causes severe bleeding in the vWD system?

Bleeding in VWD is frequently related to stresses on the system such as menstrual periods, surgery, childbirth, or serious injury. In addition, some people have bruising, even in the absence of trauma, or menstrual bleeding that is severe enough to cause iron deficiency or require blood transfusion.