A member asked:

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

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Sidney Vinson answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

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 Jun 18, 2017


Dr. Seth Zeidman answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best choice for people who cannot tolerate aspirin.

Answered Jun 30, 2014



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