A 50-year-old male asked:
is there evidence plavix (clopidogrel) ( clopidogrel) causes more incidents of gi bleeding than aspirin? also have diverticulitis .
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Casanas answered
Specializes in Cardiology
Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more: Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through platelet also but different. Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel). With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS.
Answered on Jun 30, 2016
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