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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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

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What is the definition or description of: Plavix allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plavix allergy?

Plavix allergy: Usually means an allergy to the medication called plavix ...Read more

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May I take PLAVIX (clopidogrel) with EPA?

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

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Who should not take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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What are the maximum number of days for skipping Plavix (clopidogrel) without taking a risk?

Seven: It take seven to ten days for the plavix (clopidogrel) to be effective as a mild blood thinner and it take the same time to reverse the effect the closer you are to the seven days the less protection you have from the plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk? Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Yes: There are no interactions with Plavix (clopidogrel) and vit k. In contrast, warfarin or Coumadin cannot be taken with vitamin k. Take care! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

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

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Is it ok to take asprin instead of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel): They do somewhat similar things to platelets, so sometimes we use one or the other, sometimes both... ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) lead to heartburn?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) lead to heartburn?

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

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Does Plavix (clopidogrel) cause weight loss?

Does Plavix (clopidogrel) cause weight loss?

No: Unless u get diarrhea, it does not cause wt loss ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hemp oil if I take clopidogrel?

Do not know: Clopigrogel is an important antiplatelet agent.
We do not know interaction with any product not studied by FDA. Impossible to say if it is safe or not. I would not risk it. ...Read more

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Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

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

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

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

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) safe for my 76 y.O. Mom to take?

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

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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

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

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Can a biopsy be taken during egd if one is taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Can a biopsy be taken during egd if one is taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

Not usually: Heartburn is usually the result of acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus, which is behind the heart, which causes a burning sensation. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a medication that prevents platelets from forming clots in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are the complications regarding pregnancy following TIA and clopidogrel medication?

What are the complications regarding pregnancy following TIA and clopidogrel medication?

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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

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