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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...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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Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...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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Dr. Just switched me from effient to plavix (clopidogrel) strongly suggestion that effient can cause shortness in breath.Totally believe him..Any thoughts?

Both : Both can cause shortness of breath although in most it is not clinically significant. Reported rate of shortness of breath for Effient is 4.9% vs. 4.5% for plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) often cause shortness of breath?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) often cause shortness of breath?

Plavix (clopidogrel) ; Dyspnea: One study involving 9599 subjects taking Plavix (clopidogrel) showed that 4.5% of patients developed dyspnea (breathing difficulty), but this is not a common complaint. ...Read more

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May be far fetched but can plavix cause depression or reduced the effectiveness of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

May be far fetched but can plavix cause depression or reduced the effectiveness of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

It shouldn't: Plavix should just cause you to bruise easily. There is an interaction with Plavix and wellbutrin (bupropion). It can increase wellbutrin (bupropion) levels. Side effects of too much wellbutrin (bupropion) can be anxiety, tremor, insomnia, confusion and seizures. See your dr. If you are having any side effects. It is possible to take both medications and be monitored. ...Read more

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As per p.I. Sheet plavix (clopidogrel) can cause shortness of breath in 4.5% of patients. What would cause this problem?

As per p.I. Sheet plavix (clopidogrel) can cause shortness of breath in 4.5% of patients. What would cause this problem?

Don't take it litera: The pi usually has lots of redundant information which does not always imply that the side effects are drug related. There is no reason for Plavix (clopidogrel) to cause shortness of breath. So you can discount this one. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...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