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Can you switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

Can you switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

It depends: Both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) "thin" the blood but do so via different mechanisms and degrees. The choice of one medication over another depends on your underlying condition and specific risk profile. In other words, you would have to discuss with a doctor the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Yes: In certain situations they can be taken together but ther is a substantial risk of bleeding if both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) are taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix. Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Idiopathic carotid dissection...No plaque, no disease, horner's. Coumadin/plavix.  Fit/very lean 52 y.O. Man-what exercise is okay 2 years out?

Arteriopathy?: Coumadin (warfarin) is indicated for 6 mos. Plavix is not indicated. You should be screened for marfan's, ehlers-danlos type iv, bicuspid aortic valve. The incidence of recurrence is 1%/year for 10 years. If you send me a private request with your email address, i'll email you a review from the new england journal of medicine. Exercises that extend your neck should be avoided. O/w no specific prohibition. ...Read more

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Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt

Would i be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication i'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?

After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months.  He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities.  I now take about  27 1/2 a week?

Different : Warfarin is a blood thinner that prevents blood clots which works systemically on all parts of the body including lower extremities. Plavix (clopidogrel) following stents is recommended to prevent stents from closing off. Both can increase risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Probably, but:: Medscape interactions database states: "parsley increases effects of warfarin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor or non-significant interaction. Theoretical interaction." Based on this I would recommend safe but suggest limiting perhaps to 1 cup a day.No interaction with Plavix (clopidogrel) reported. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG+ligation LAA, better taken warfarin 2mg + clopidogrel 75mg or rivaroxaban 20mg + clopidogrel 75mg ??

After Heart CABG+ligation LAA, better taken warfarin 2mg + clopidogrel 75mg or rivaroxaban 20mg + clopidogrel 75mg ??

Complex issue: While warfarin has been around longer with an excellent safety record, the new kid on the block, rivaroxaban, also appears to be possibly safer. A major difference, patients don't have to get their blood tests every 7 to 30 days with rivaroxaban. That in itself makes rivaroxaban a nicer alternative. ...Read more

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Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?

Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?

Coumadin/dabigatran: Coumadin (warfarin) or dabigatran. You can not be on both because of increased risk of bleeding. With either Coumadin (warfarin) and dabigatran you do not need to be on plavix. ...Read more

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For a patient who never had bypass, no stent, but had asd closure, a-fib and chf, clopidogrel+warfarin really required?

For a patient who never had bypass, no stent, but had asd closure, a-fib and chf, clopidogrel+warfarin really required?

To clot or bleed?: For a patient in their 30's with history of ASD s/p closure, a-fib and chf, but no cad, dual therapy may be required. Facts such as CHF severity, prior thromoembolic events from a-fib or asd, ventricular clots, and personal & family history of blood clots can help influence the decision to stop or continue dual therapy. Decision is best made by collaboration between cardiology & the ct surgery. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

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Plavix (Definition)

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