Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS): Treatments
(APS) is an . are a type of . They usually help defend the body against infections. In APS, however, the body makes antibodies that mistakenly – a type of .
About Treatments for APS
(APS) has no cure. However, medicines can help prevent complications. The goals of are to prevent clots from forming and keep existing clots from getting larger.
You may have APS and another , such as . If so, it’s important to control that condition as well. When the other condition is controlled, APS may cause fewer problems.
Research is ongoing for new ways to treat APS.
Anticoagulants, or ” thinners,” are used to stop blood clots from forming. They also may keep existing blood clots from getting larger. These medicines are taken as either a pill, an under the , or through a needle or tube inserted into a (called , or IV, injection).
and are two thinners used to treat APS. Warfarin is given in pill form. (Coumadin® is a common brand name for warfarin.)…