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A 42-year-old male asked:

i had stents before 2 years & iam already taking plavix and crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg ( rousostatin), when can i stop plavix? & is plavix must taking with aspirin?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Check with your doc: Plavix (clopidogrel) duration after a stent is minimum 1 year by guideline recommendation, but individual cases require longer duration. This could be the case for multiple, or extremely long stented segment, bifurcation stenting (fork in the road), stenting in your left main, or in a previous bypass graft. Check with your cardiologist to see what optimal duration is in your particular case.

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Last updated Nov 16, 2016

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