A 67-year-old female asked:
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i think my unintended weight loss, stomach pain and loss of appetite may be caused by plavix, (clopidogrel) which i've been taking for 7 months after a heart attack and a des in lad. i was already taken off aspirin. what should i do?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Drug effect: Though possible, given recent published data you should stay on dual antiplatelet agents for up to 3 years after such a stent,fortunately there are a variety of drug options available,As stopping aspirin did not apparently resolve your symptoms then you should go back to it,see your cardiologist re other drug options.Also it is CRITICAL that other causes of weight loss be fully evaluated by an MD
Answered on Dec 4, 2014
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Rapid weight loss can result in superior mesenteric artery syndrome which will further decrease appetite and cause pain.
Nov 20, 2014

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