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A 38-year-old member asked:

help plz! can plavix and fragmin (dalteparin) be taken together?

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Dr. Robert Glasser
Hematology and Oncology 59 years experience
Higher risk of bleed: both drugs together create a powerful effect on inhibiting blood coagulation via different mechanisms but the risk of spontaneous bleeding becomes higher
Dr. Steve Howe
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Increase bleeding: Both of these medications affect your ability to clot by different pathways. While they do not interact in the body to create any toxic combination ,they do have an ADDITIVE affect on thinning your blood and creating the potential of having a major bleeding problem.These are both prescribed medications and this SHOULD be discussed with your doctor.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Could plavix and fragmin (dalteparin) be given together?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: They can and are.

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