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Clopidogrel Allergy In Children
Allergic: To medication called clopidogrelGet a more detailed answer ›
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Experiencing allergy after taking medicine. Either clopidogrel or nitromint 2.6 is causing it. What should I do?
Consult: You could be having allergy to any of those medicines. Need more information and physical check up to get the right diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Likely yes: Not without speaking with your heart doctor. If you don't have a heart doctor, then talk to your primary care provider. Most people could but when on medications like Plavix, (clopidogrel) it's better to discuss any new medication or supplement with your doctor including all OTC meds. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel): "he use of PLAVIX (clopidogrel) is contraindicated in the following conditions: Hypersensitivity to the drug substance or any component of the product. Active pathological bleeding such as peptic ulcer or intracranial hemorrhage." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=19ebf09d-cf0d-4744-a874-a3a9f0b624b4 ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk? Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?
Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner used with Aspirin to prevent clotting of a metal heart stent. It is recommended that Aspirin be taken for life. Plavix is recommended for 1 year with a drug-coated stent and for 30 days with a bare metal stent. Many doctors recommend their patients stay on Plavix longer for safety. Discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more
Bleeding, like other: Anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel): Won't be affected by vit k.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very controversial: Answer depends upon how you interpret evidence. Kind of like blind men & elephant. Check out http://www. Clevelandclinicmeded. Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/antiplatelet-agents/Default. Htm for good summary. Bottom line, while we often add Clopidogrel to aspirin to prevent stroke, the outcome benefits are not quite there. Of note, we're not "treating" so much as "preventing" another one ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel) should not: Have an interaction with fruit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just like aspirin: The risk of gastrointestinal complications from Plavix (clopidogrel) is similar to Aspirin and includes gastritis/peptic ulcers, bleeding. Diarrhea, rash, low platelet count etc... Aspirin can be more problematic to asthmatics, but otherswise both meds have similar side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is only marginally better than Aspirin in term of benefit, but costs muc much more. Use some prilosec. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel):
Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse.
Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read more
Usually not, but::
The website eHealthMe reports that of 67, 468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib).
Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis,
it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more
Asked the doctor: I wouldn't answer a question like that online. Talk to your doctor and see if he thinks the benefits warrant the risk. That is the best way. ...Read more
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
Generally not: It's not advisable because of the risk of bleeding, but like everything else in medicine and life, every case is different, and there may be extenuating circumstances that make the risk/benefit ratio reasonable. ...Read more
Long time: At least a year---and not uncommonly forever. ...Read more
No: No. I find any more details I add later. ...Read more
Tia/pregnancy: If there was a through eval for carotid disease, any cardiac issues or hyper-coaguable state and neuro-imaging is negative...Then use of clopidogrel and or Aspirin may be indicated....Rarely easy bruising or nausea may be noted. ...Read more