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The first medical condition that might affect you when taking prescription pills is heart disease or stroke. Heart disease and stroke often go hand-in-hand.

Will it Trigger other Conditions?

When there’s an increased risk of one, there’s also likely to be an increased risk of the other. Some medications can cause the risk of these conditions to increase.

Patients with a history of heart disease or stroke should be aware of this risk and work with their doctor to monitor themselves closely while they’re on their medication.

Blood Clots 

Generally, blood clots are caused by a person’s genes. They’re also more common in women than men and in older people rather than younger.

Blood clots can be a side effect of some medications, including anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs. When you take these types of medication, your risk of developing blood clots increases by up to 50 percent.

To lower your risk of developing blood clots, talk with your doctor about changing or stopping the medication that is giving you issues.