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what blood thinner can i take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor.
Answered on Jun 18, 2017
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Multiple Choices: Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best choice for people who cannot tolerate aspirin.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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