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How Long Does It Take For Plavix To Work
Depends: It comes as a long acting form and a short acting form. If you take a short acting capsule on an empty stomach, it will work within 1-2 hours. If you cut off the end and squeeze the medicine under your tongue (not recommended), it will work in 1-2 minutes but can cause excessive fall in BP so can be dangerous. ...Read more
Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is an Alpha blocker and work within 24 hours regarding its effects. If given for obstructive voiding then effects are usually seen within 2 days. If taken for a kidney stone then it takes longer but works immediately to relax the ureter to help the stone past. You may not pass the stone but it usually helps the stone progress down the ureter. ...Read more
Fluoxetine activity.: Fluoxetine enhances serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in mood regulation. For this medication to be effective it must be taken on a daily basis. Usually it will take from 2-4 weeks to notice any improvement. A follow-up with your physician is important. At times the dosage may need adjustments, or a a different medications may be required. ...Read more
Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to second generation meds used for bipolar and severe depression. Agitation and sleep problems usually improve in days. Hallucinations and delusions can take weeks. Dosages often need adjustment. Tell your prescriber of lack of progress/ side effect. ...Read more
At least a few days: It can take up to 5 or more days for the medication to reach therapeutic effect. Sensitivity to the medication is based on genetic factors, as well as interaction with diet and other medications. Other newer anticoagulants may work within hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: if taken on empty stomach, 30 minutes should be enough to feel its effect, if on a full stomach takes longer, check that you have taken the right dose, also depends on the expected effect, to induce sleep, might not work similarly in every individual, if for itching/ allergy problems might need something else to get symptom control, at any rate don't exceed recommended dosage from all sources ...Read more
Hyoscyamine: Is anticholinergic & antispasmodic agent , which is a racemic component of Atropine with twice the potency of atropine. Is used in gastrointestinal & urinary tract disorders to lower motility of these systems, also used preoperatively to lower secretions & protect the heart during surgery. It is by prescription only. It is given by mouth up to 4x daily, and takes 15-30mins. To work. ...Read more
Double question: The active metabolite has an elimination half-life of about eight hours. Following an oral dose of 14c-labeled clopidogrel in humans, approximately 50% was excreted in the urine and approximately 46% in the feces in the five days after dosing. Because Plavix works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor on platelet cell membranes, the effect of the drug will linger even though the drug is gone. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the indication. Usually if prescribed post stroke, one stays on clopidogrel indefinitely unless there are severe side effects. Some physicians prescribe it for few weeks or months and then switch to some other medication (aspirin, for example). Please ask your doctor what was the indication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on xeralto for a while now, but I work overseas and I ran out of my medication and can't get more for 1 week. Can I take plavix or warfarin?
Low mol wt heparin: Warfarin takes days to start working and you need to be on heparin before taking warfarin. Plavix is not a likely replacement for xeralto. Please consult a local doctor to get low molecular weight heparin that can be injected subcutaneously to prevent thrombus formation. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.com/dvt/low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-deep-vein-thrombosis ...Read more
Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in. ...Read more
If a person , senior citizen, is on a blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) or baby asperin, does a wound take longer to heal?
Not necessarily : Blood thinners such as Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin do not impair normal wound healing. As one ages- definitely the wound healing capability is impaired. This is secondary to higher rates of diabetes, cv disease, and other metabolic disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday I had a BM that looked like coffee grounds and also real long snake BM is this serious ? I take plavix (clopidogrel) and baby aspirin. Emilie
This is Serious: Black 'coffee ground' BM which also has characteristics of being long (which could be sticky/tarry) is concerning for bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, especially in someone on 2 anti-platelet medications which 'thins' the blood. The medical term for black stool from blood is called melena. There are also other causes for black stools, but the worrisome cause needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?
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): Won't be affected by vit k.Get a more detailed answer ›
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