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Ecotrin Vs Aspirin
For recurrent stroke prevention, which is best: ASA vs Plavix (clopidogrel) vs ASA/Plavix (clopidogrel) vs Aggrenox? Risk of bleeding worse with any particular?
Other than stents (which is Baby ASA and plavix (clopidogrel) most likely), in what instances would ASA 81mg vs ASA 325mg vs Plavix (clopidogrel) or a combination be prescribed?
No: Although all 3 are non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications, they are also uniquely different chemicals. Neither of them contain the other medication. If you are allergic to Aspirin and nuprofen, you may have trouble taking voltaren (diclofenac) to. Consult your physician before taking. ...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
See PCP re meds ?: Advil and Ibuprofen are the same thing so if you have a true allergy to the product then you cannot take an NSAID till cleared by an allergist. Aleve (naproxen) and Naproxen are the same product, they are also nsaids while Aspirin belongs to a different family of drugs and can also be used if deemed appropriate by your pcp. See your pcp to clarify as to what meds you can and cannot take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All work.: There is no best medication for superficial phlebitis. Any antiinflammatory that is tolerated by the patient is acceptable. The type ordered is usually determined by the physician's training and experience. I prefer advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin or naproxyn. Wet heat to the area also helps and an evaluation by a vein specialist would also be recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Same time daily: no time issue unless it bothers stomach, then take with food. ...Read more
It's a NSAID: Ecotrin (aspirin) is enteric-coated Aspirin (which means it just doesn't disolve in your stomach). It might be causing increased bleeding around the time of menstruation. Get a pregnancy test if you have missed a period or had an unusual one. Aspirin should not be taken during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: However coeq has not been conclusively shown to be effective for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
How can i persuade the patient to take asprin(generic drug) instead of Ecotrin ,Bayer (aspirin) ( brand drug) ? how to make awareness of available generic drug
It is trust issue: first ecotrin is a coated aspirin so it can prevent any stomach reaction to Aspirin In general older population has too issues one is they are slave to their habit if you change the color or the shape of their medicine they get confused second a trust issue as we get older we will have trust issues we think people try to trick us to see if we are confused or not explain gently and no frustration ...Read more
I have high/bp colesterol and thick blood.I use pleximim micol and ecotrin (aspirin) but after using this I feel shortness of breath..What should I do? Thank u
I had a heart attack 6 years ago and currently I take lisinopril, clopidogrel, ecotrin (aspirin) and metoprolol and atorvastatin at night.can I take melatonin?
Yes, but . . .: While there's some debate regarding prolonged combined use of aspirin & clopidogrel, your combination of meds is pretty much standard of care despite mention of interactions at http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=243-0,276-0,705-0,1476-0,1548-0,1615-0, tho luckily none w/melatonin. More important fact is for you to discuss all meds w/your prescribing doc or Family Doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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ASA overdose: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002542.htm. Depending on how many you took and other physiologic factors it can be very serious. Look at the list in the above link. Get help. ...Read more
Yes: If you have no contraindications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several: Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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