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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

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

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Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Not a good idea: Green tea inhibits platelet aggregation & adhesion; the combination with Plavix (clopidogrel) may increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doc if a lower dose of Plavix (clopidogrel) might be sage with green tea. Or choose a tea without anticoagulant effects. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

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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Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

No: If you are on plavix, (clopidogrel) and need to be on it! You will have bruising as side effect of this critical treatment for you. So do not take anything to reverse it. Just be careful with running into things. ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet drug, meaning it affects blood clotting. Upon cessation, blood clotting will revert to pre-Plavix (clopidogrel) status. Of course any Plavix (clopidogrel) associated side-effects will also resolve. ...Read more

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Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

I'm afraid not: If you have atrial fibrillation better use an anticoagulant, Eliquis. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatlet drug, two different mechanisms, discuss with your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, I might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I would like to take green coffee bean. ..Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

I would like to take green coffee bean. ..Am on 2 medications one for blood thinner which is co-clopidogrel 75 mg and the other is novo-hydrazide 25 m?

It's your money: Evidence-based medicine works out of a dysfunctional system but is based on real science and tells you accurately what is going on. Green coffee was promoted for weight loss by a naturopath on dr. Oz based on a tiny unreplicated study by the pill-maker itself in a junk journal. Go ahead if you want, and think also about what you owe yourself -- find a fitness activity that you really enjoy. ...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

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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I had my coronary angioplasty one year back. I am on clopidogrel 70mg bd, atrovastation 40 mg od, metroprolol 25 od and aspirin 150mg od. Should I reduce my medication?

I had my coronary angioplasty one year back. I am on clopidogrel 70mg bd, atrovastation 40 mg od, metroprolol 25 od and aspirin 150mg od. Should I reduce my medication?

Reduce medication?: Your interist or cardiologist are the best qualified professionals to accurately answer that question for you. They will be most intimately in touch with your past and current medical condition. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are other drugs on the market that are similar in their action to plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes but: Yes but they're more expensive: ticagrelor (Brilinta), prasugrel (Effient), and there are IV drugs that are similar too. ...Read more

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After placement of four drug eluting stents two years ago I have been on plavix (clopidogrel) since and want to quit. My cardiologist is ambivilant. Help.?

Risk benefit: Are you on Aspirin too? The standard of care is to cover with both Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for atleast a year and then be on Aspirin lifelong. But if you have no other problems (GI bleed etc) you must continue to be on both the drugs. If you are only on Plavix (clopidogrel), then you must continue to take it. .. to prevent future cardiovascular events. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

It is good if indica: Plavix (clopidogrel) has nothing to do with blood group or with asthma. It is useful as a antiplatelet (blood thinning medicine) drug. Your cardiologist would know it best if you have a cardiac or vascular problem. ...Read more

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Why is drug clopidogrel USP 75 mg is given to a heat patient also the side effects.

Antiplatelet agent: Clopidogrel (plavix) is an anti platelet medication given to patients with coronary or other vascular disease. Platelets are commonly involved in coronary and other acute vascular events. So you could say it is somewhat of a "blood thinner". As far as potential side effects, rarely it can cause a severe rash--if this occurs then your doctor would switch to another antiplatelet medication. ...Read more

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In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

More potent: Plavix (clopidogrel) now has competitor drugs. Effient (prasugrel) is more potent at inhibiting platelets, which prevents clots, but this also leads to higher bleeding risk (double-edged sword). Ticagrelor is another agent with proven benefits similar to Plavix (i.e. Heart attack risk reduction), and seems to be more potent without increasing bleeding, but verdict is out still. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents (i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China. I want ask, I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious, I must attentions for what king of things?

Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China. I want ask, I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious, I must attentions for what king of things?

Clopidogrel sold as: An anti-clotting agent, slightly more potent than aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) & suppresses induction of platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow) to become more active in signaling both platelets to attach & the clotting proteins to activate. Once exposed to clopidogrel, response persists. Platelets life-span ~10 days, thus the duration of response. Risk: ↑ed bleeding. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?

No: It is recommended that Plavix (clopidogrel) be taken for at least a year and longer if there are no adverse effects. Aspirin should be taken for life to prevent the risk of future heart attacks. ...Read more

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Does the drug clopidogrel, blood thinner have side effect of making the brain hemmorhage if you take it for a long time?

Yes: Clopidogrel and any blood thinner always caries a risk of any kind of hemmorhage but generally the risk is low and less than the risk of a problem that the clopidogrel is trying to prevent. However in my career I have seen 2 or 3 cases of bone marrow failure in patients who have taken clopidogrel for a long period of time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Continue Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) needs to be taken for destents for at least a year if not longer and it is not for anxiety u can take something else for that. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more

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Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension, s.cr1.56?

Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension, s.cr1.56?

Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm AF & CAD, 1, 5 moths ago I do heart CABG. Now, around 1 week my FEces have occult blood. What drug I must stopped, Xarelto10mg or clopidogrel 75mg?

I'm AF & CAD, 1, 5 moths ago I do heart CABG. Now, around 1 week my FEces have occult blood. What drug I must stopped, Xarelto10mg or clopidogrel 75mg?

Ask your doctor: It would be foolish to take the advice of someone who does not know the details of your case, especially on such an important question. Confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) 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. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more