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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Aggrenox (Overview)

Aggrenox is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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Has anyone taken or is now on the medication aggrenox ?

Has anyone taken or is now on the medication aggrenox ?

Stroke prevntion: Aggrenox is a combination of Aspirin and a drug called dipyridamole. This combo prevents platelets from "clumping" and causing a clot or embolism to prevent strokes. It is a relatively safe drug. Most drug interactions involve other drugs which also prevent platelets from clumping and thus cause bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
19 doctors shared insights

Aggrenox (Overview)

Aggrenox is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take aggrenox while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Aggrenox SHOULD: Be avoided during pregnancy or nursing.It is a category d meaning it is known to harm an unborn baby -it may affect an unborn baby's brain, reduce birthweight and other dangerous effects on an unborn baby. It passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing baby. ...Read more

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My mother takes aggrenox to prevent ministrokes. What is effect?

My mother takes aggrenox to prevent ministrokes. What is effect?

Coagulation modifier: Coagulation modifiers decrease the chances of a blood clot becoming dislodged and blocking the circulation to the brain. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix (clopidogrel) has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix (clopidogrel) is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken or is now on the medication aggrenox ?

Stroke prevntion: Aggrenox is a combination of Aspirin and a drug called dipyridamole. This combo prevents platelets from "clumping" and causing a clot or embolism to prevent strokes. It is a relatively safe drug. Most drug interactions involve other drugs which also prevent platelets from clumping and thus cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take the medication aggrenox ?

Can you tell me about it's like to take the medication aggrenox ?

Asa + persantine: neuro docs use it for stroke/TIA patients. Data weak at best-causes headaches and GI upset. Rather use clopidigrel -better data and better tolerated. ...Read more

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Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Possibly: They can be - it depends on the indication. The risk of bleeding will be increased but the risk of clotting will be lowered. It's a judgement call. That why doctors need a lot training. ...Read more

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Should a tooth be extracted while taking aggrenox?

Should a tooth be extracted while taking aggrenox?

Maybe: Aggrenox is a coagulation modifier thus it affects bleeding. Obviously during an extraction there is bleeding. Therefore its important for the dentist and the physician to determine if your bleeding times are appropriate. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes==plavix or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes==plavix or aggrenox?

Both good: Plavix (clopidogrel) needed if you have carotid stent. Your doctor will help you choose. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dipyridamole And Aspirin (Definition)

Dipyridamole|aspirin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more