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Can You Switch From Coumadin 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
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
I've been on xeralto for a while now, but I work overseas and I ran out of my medication and can't get more for 1 week. Can I take plavix or warfarin?
Low mol wt heparin:
Warfarin takes days to start working and you need to be on heparin before taking warfarin. Plavix is not a likely replacement for xeralto. Please consult a local doctor to get low molecular weight heparin that can be injected subcutaneously to prevent thrombus formation. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/dvt/low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-deep-vein-thrombosis ...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 (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
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?
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
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
Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?
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
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 (clopidogrel) and warfarin: For a 64 female with atrial fibrillation and CHF it is high risk for bleeding to be on Plavix (clopidogrel) 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 more
89 yr old in hospital on aspirin clopidogrel and warfarin for stroke and heart attack has had another stroke and blockage seen on Brain scan and swelling left side of brain how come while on so many thinners is it possible?
Yes, it can happen: For several reasons, the case isn't easy, and it seems that there is lot going on. I trust that the hospital and the treating doctors are doing their best, wish you all, the best ...Read more
Been on plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg since december (switched from effient) dr. Will now stop after a year. How long until the plavix (clopidogrel) is out of my body.
Plavix (clopidogrel) out: Plavix (clopidogrel) is rapidly with absorbed-peak plasma levelsof the main circulating metabolite occurring in~1hr. In humans, 50% excreted in urine and ~ 46% in feces five days after dosing. Plavix (clopidogrel) effect lasts for the life of the platelet (~ 7–10 days). ...Read more
Dr. Just switched me from effient to plavix (clopidogrel) strongly suggestion that effient can cause shortness in breath. Totally believe him. Any thoughts?
Are there any symptoms when switching from Coumadin (warfarin) to Lovenox? I have felt so tired and worn out since I switched. Is there a correlation?
I'm currently taking coumadin, (warfarin) I just realized that I might be pregnant. Will there be any lasting effects to the baby if I switch to enoxaparin asap?
Discuss with: Your obstetrician and the doctor who prescribed the coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Since starting on simvastin along with Plavix (clopidogrel) following a mild stroke 7 months ago, prior gout was a nuisance, now chronic, should I switch to lipito?
Debatable: atorvastatin (Lipitor) is a more potent "bad-cholesterol" lowering medication than simvastatin (Zocor), but it's also not as thoroughly tested for stroke prevention as tried-and-true simvastatin, so many neurologists choose to recommend the older, better-known option. Cost often is a factor as well. Either could be a reasonable option depending on your situation: ask your neurologist though. ...Read more
Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?
TTC while overweight (5'9 and size 14) and have blood clotting disorders- on Coumadin (warfarin) - will switch to lovenox once pregnant - should I worry?
Takn Coumadin (warfarin) hvn't ben able 2eat much lately&have los 8+lbs n 2wks I don't know y. But got INR checked 2day & it was 6.1y? Is this dangerous menstrualonalso
Go see your doctor..: Now! You didn't explain why you're taking Coumadin (warfarin) but we typically aim for inr 2-3 if for blood clot or atrial fibrillation or clotting disorder. We aim for 2.5-3.5 if you have mechanical valve. Inr of 6.1 is way too high. Your Coumadin (warfarin) dose needs to be held/adjusted & inr monitored closely until back into therapeutic range. 8 lb weight loss in 2wks is not normal either. Go see your doctor now! ...Read more
Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more
Anti platelet med: Clopidogrel is an anti platelet medication that irreversibly binds to a receptor on the platelet to make it have decreased capability of sticking to another platelet or the endothelial lining of a blood vessel. Used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes to decrease recurrent events. ...Read more
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