Know How Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets Compare
It can be tricky to know the differences between antiplatelets and anticoagulants.
Both are types of blood thinners that prevent blood clots from forming. But how they work and when they're used differ.
Antiplatelets include meds such as aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel (Effient), and ticagrelor (Brilinta). They prevent blood platelets from sticking together and forming a clot.