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is it safe to plavix and eliquis at the same time

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Data still coming in: To date most information favors Eliquis over Plavix (clopidogrel) in several studies mainly having to do with atrial fibrillation. Data on your partic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Multivitamin supplements contain vitamins and minerals. There is no adverse side effects to taking them together. Since you are on blood thinners, avo ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mutliple Vitamin: I agree with Dr. Kratzberg . Adding a standard once a day multiple vitamin should not be problematic. But do remember that many supplements have poten ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Best to ask ...: Online inquiry in this Q would not suffice to pertinently address the concern. It would be most reasonable and beneficial to ask the treating doctor s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijay Iyer
25 years experience Cardiology
Depends on risk: Depends on CHADSVASC score. If score >2 then should be on anticoagulant. If bleeding risk is low Coumadin, (warfarin) apixaban or rivaroxaban are ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
I'm afraid not : If you have atrial fibrillation better use an anticoagulant, Eliquis. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatlet drug, two different mechanisms, discuss w ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Context: Why are you on these medications? Why do you want to be on high protein diet? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional h ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in.
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Arterial & venous: Plavix helps prevents arterial clots (cholesterol plaques in the arteries). Eliquis helps prevent venous clots (thrombus in the veins). The two medici ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Freid
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding risk: Individually these meds increase risk for bleeding, this risk increases when used in combination. That said, they are usually prescribed in combinatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brooks Mick
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury to artery?: I assume the anti-coagulation is to be temporary and that some other clotting propensity has not been discovered. It is probable that the initial cat ... Read More
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