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Doctor insights on: Avastin And Plavix Therapy

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


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Can dual antiplatelet therapy (ASA + Plavix) last 3 months only? One stent Xience V on LAD.

No: with a Xience you need at least 6 months of DAP. No compromises on that PLEASE, until unless your doctors have told you something otherwise.. ...Read more

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Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

EGD: I presume a gastroenterologist did the EGD and is familiar with your case/information/history etc. This is a discussion you should have with the GI doc as well as your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

See below: It is not a curall for colon cancer but is effective therapy to a large extent it depends onthe size and wehre it is. Almost certianly it requires more than this drug to get a cure if acure is possible. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents(i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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Chol145, hdl44, ldl86, trigl96, bp120/80;strstest:+ischemia@8mets, ctangio:mixd plaque no stenosis, was given plavix (clopidogrel). What other treatment is needed?

Chol145, hdl44, ldl86, trigl96, bp120/80;strstest:+ischemia@8mets, ctangio:mixd plaque no stenosis, was given plavix (clopidogrel). What other treatment is needed?

Talk to ur doc: You very young. It will be important to determine why you have early plaques. Any autoimmune, obesity, smoking? Your lipid panel seems okay though the triglycerides are elevated. Fenofibrate may be considered for that or diet modification. ...Read more

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After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

Focus correct issues: Plavix (clopidogrel) (& aspirin) usually Rx'ed for arterial disease plaque ruptures. (Aspirin & NSAIDs promote gastritis, don't take.) Optimize NMR lipoproteins (get LDL-P ? to <700 nmol/dL), HbA1c <5.0%, SBP <120 mmHg, go HFLC foods & then stop the Plavix (clopidogrel). The proton pump inhibitors you're taking tend to help but do not cure. Focus on the causes of the gastritis. Study my answers, DietDoctor.com FatChance.html ...Read more

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My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200,betaloc50,aspirin&plavix,bp (13-16/7.5-8.5) ,scr1.5what to do please?

My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200,betaloc50,aspirin&plavix,bp (13-16/7.5-8.5) ,scr1.5what to do please?

Stroke risk: Most importantly, he should probably be on a different blood thinner. Aspirin+plavix has not been shown to provide adequate stroke risk reduction. Apart from this options include possible left atrial ablation vs. AV node ablation and pacing. ...Read more

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My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?

My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?

A Fib Rx: The only one who can answer if this Rx is "good" for your father is his local team who knows him best. There are just too many issues related to his problem that we do not know. So go talk to them with him. ...Read more

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Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

Using avastin (bevacizumab) for macula degeneration treatment?

Avastin (bevacizumab): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a drug that is commonly used in the treatment of wet macular degeneration and other eye conditions involving leakage of fluid from blood vessels in the retina. ...Read more

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How does avastin (bevacizumab) for eye complication treatment work?

How does avastin (bevacizumab) for eye complication treatment work?

Anti VEGF: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a medication (originally for cancer) that helps prevent new blood vessel growth by inhibiting a certain blood vessel growth factor. Thus it is commonly used in the eye now to prevent neovascularization and swelling associated with abnormal new leaky blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? What of these treatments is cheaper?

What is a better treatment for age-related macular degeneration, avastin or lucentis (ranibizumab)? 
What of these treatments is cheaper?

Equivalent: Currently they seem equivalent although an nih study currently in progress can answer if one is better than the other. Avastin (bevacizumab) is considerably cheaper although the cost may be disguised by insurance coverage. You can trust your retinal surgeon to do the best thing. ...Read more

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How can the shot of avastin (bevacizumab) in eye complication treatment work?

How can  the shot of avastin (bevacizumab) in eye complication treatment work?

Anti-VEGF: Avastin (bevacizumab) is a chemically modified antibody that inactivates all forms of vascular endothelial growth factor, vegf. Vegf are chemical signals that cause blood vessels to leak lead in grow where they don't belong. Injecting Avastin (bevacizumab) to the eye helps to treat blinding conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, vein occlusions, retinopathy of prematurity & swelling from inflammation. ...Read more

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Is avastin (bevacizumab) a good treatment for metastic colon cancer ? Are the side effects harsh ?

Is avastin (bevacizumab) a good treatment for metastic colon cancer ? Are the side effects harsh ?

GOOD MEDICINE: avastin (bevacizumab) indicated for first line and second line treatment for metastatic colorectal carcinoma in combination with 5-Fluorouracil based chemotherapy side effect is long like weakness,hypertension,vomiting you can google the medicine and you can get the long list follow with your oncologist good luck ...Read more