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I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Prevacid (Definition)

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On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?

You need levels: Before you assume that a possible side effect of a medication is going to happen to you you need to know for sure. Too much magnesium, potassium or calcium can be as bad as too little. A simple blood test looking at your magnesium and electrolytes will answer that question, and then you have information to tailor what if any supplements to take ...Read more

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75+Fem Carotid Stroke both Occ50%My GP said can't take Magnesium Bysglicinate 150mg on Plavix 75mg Lansoprazole Quinapril Amlopodine, Benzalip Zapain?

75+Fem Carotid Stroke both Occ50%My GP said can't take Magnesium Bysglicinate 150mg on Plavix 75mg Lansoprazole Quinapril Amlopodine, Benzalip Zapain?

Why take MB?: Your question is a bit tough to understand, could you rephrase it? I can't think of a reason why you would want to take MB since it's not the most effective supplement for what you are potentially trying to achieve with it. As for the medications that you are on, I don't see a reason to say that it would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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75+Fem Carotid Stroke both Occ50%My GP said can't take Magnesium Bysglicinate 150mg on Plavix 75mg Lansoprazole Quinapril Amlopodine, Benzalip Zapain?

75+Fem Carotid Stroke both Occ50%My GP said can't take Magnesium Bysglicinate 150mg on Plavix 75mg Lansoprazole Quinapril Amlopodine, Benzalip Zapain?

WhoTheQuestionFor?: You asked a question about Prpranolol and I answered. You are asking a question for a female 75 years old and describing your condition. Please clarify and what are you asking for and for whom and what is the question ...Read more

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On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?

On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?

Magnesium: There are reports that magnesium supplements may make the blood pressure (BP) drop further in patients taking amlodipine for high BP. For personal advice regarding the interactions in your complex medication regimen, you may want to consult your doctor or have an Inbox consult on healthtap where you and the MD can email back and forth to cover all the issues. ...Read more

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Do lansoprazole and clopidogrel cause any interactions?

Do lansoprazole and clopidogrel cause any interactions?

Yes: All ppi theoretically interfere the metabolism of plavix. Fortunately studies have shown that those interactions are not clinically significant. That being said Protonix (pantoprazole) has the least effect and is probably the safest to use with Plavix as needed. ...Read more

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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more

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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. Upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. Clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Yes: There are no interactions with Plavix (clopidogrel) and vit k. In contrast, warfarin or Coumadin cannot be taken with vitamin k. Take care! ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

See below: Some data recommend not to take these combinations together. I have not seen a solid date support that. Therefore I personally use these combinations together. If you're concerned about it please discuss this with your doctor. Alternatively you can take h2-blockers or a different proton pump inhibitor such as dexilent ...Read more

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding, like other: Anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. ...Read more

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Can you take mobic (meloxicam) if you are on plavix?

No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed. ...Read more

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What is the usual side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding: Nosebleeds, tarry stools, bloody urine or vomit, chest pain, sudden numbness, pale skin, jaundice, easy bruising. ...Read more

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Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Can I take Prevacid and Protonix (pantoprazole) together?

Together: There is no reason to take both together. They serve the same purpose. Choose one and stay with it. ...Read more

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Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Yes: If Plavix (clopidogrel) is needed, for instance within a year of receiving a drug eluting stent, it can be taken during dialysis treatments. ...Read more

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

Very controversial: Answer depends upon how you interpret evidence. Kind of like blind men & elephant. Check out http://www. Clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/antiplatelet-agents/Default. Htm for good summary. Bottom line, while we often add Clopidogrel to aspirin to prevent stroke, the outcome benefits are not quite there. Of note, we're not "treating" so much as "preventing" another one ...Read more

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What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin: Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc. Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Probably not.: Although proton pump inhibitors (acid suppressing drugs) may have an effect on the effectiveness of Plavix in the lab there don't seem to be a definite clinical effect. It appears that Protonix (pantoprazole) is even less likely to cause a clinically significant interaction. ...Read more

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I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

Different uses: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a "statin" - it is a high potency cholesterol lowering drug. Plavix is an anti-platelet drug. Platelets initiate clotting. Plavix is used to prevent clots on stents. and after recent heart attack or recent stroke. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

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Lansoprazole (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitor that decreases acid ...Read more