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Can You Switch From Coumadin To Plavix Instead
It depends: Both Plavix and Coumadin "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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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 as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and i would like fat removed from my buttocks. Will doc
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?
Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?
In my CABG, my doctor also do ligation LAA and RAA, so how many dose i must taken rivaroxaban and clopidogrel with out taking aspirin and warfarin ?
For 64yo female who never had bypass, no stent, no cad, but had asd closure and pvd, having a-fib and chf, clopidogrel+warfarin really required?
Plavix and warfarin: For a 64 female with atrial fibrillation and CHF it is high risk for bleeding to be on Plavix and warfarin. The history of ASD closure should not at this point contribute much to the condition as long as it is closed. Talking to the physician is important and bring a list of all medications including herbal therapy if being taken. Get medical alert bracelet for her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??
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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