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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 ???

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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.
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