Medication for Von Willebrand Disease
If you have low levels of von Willebrand factor, which allows blood to clot, medication may be prescribed to increase or replace this clotting factor or prevent the breakdown of blood clots. Women may need medications to control heavy menstrual bleeding.
Medication for Clotting Disorders
Blood thinners like heparin and warfarin decrease your blood’s ability to clot or prevent a blood clot from getting bigger. Medicines such as rivaroxaban and dabigatran have been approved for the treatment of various disorders associated with blood clots. You may be given medicines that interfere with the blood-clotting process or dissolve large blood clots. Doctors can also insert a filter into the large vein known as the vena cava to stop blood clots before they can travel to your lungs.
Medication for Hemophilia
Replacement concentrates of clotting factor VIII may be given to people when levels are low, or missing in people with hemophilia A. Replacements of clotting factor IX may be given when low levels are found in those with hemophilia B. Other drugs stimulate the release of stored factor VIII in your blood or prevent clots from breaking down during replacement therapy.