A 27-year-old male asked:
Can effient be used instead of plavix if patient is bad metabolizer for stroke prevention. history of ischemic stroke and tia ???
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Effient,like plavix, is an effective antiplatelet agent and is used in acute coronary syndromes. My impression is that it's more potent than plavix. Your treating physician is best to advise you about your using it instead of plavix.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Reviewed Feb 13, 2023
Last updated Feb 13, 2023
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.