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A 50-year-old male asked about a 76-year-old female:

Why would i be given clopidogrel (plavix (clopidogrel) ) for tia when warafin is reversible? is warafin not indicated in in tia for carotid artery disease ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Differences: Clopidigrel has been carefully studied for prevention of stroke and heart attack, and seems to work well for local obstruction of blood vessels, but warfarin is an anti-coagulant designed to prevent blood clots at a distance from entering the brain circulation. Warfarin does not seem to be risk advantageous for local TIA, and likely your doctor has made a reasonable choice.
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