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How long does it take to get plavix (clopidogrel) out of your system I took it for 31/2 months?

How long does it take to get plavix (clopidogrel) out of your system I took it for 31/2 months?

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

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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How long does it take for stomach biopsy to heal while taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

No Change: Plavix (clopidogrel) dos enot affect wound healing. You are more prone to bleeding when taking plavix (clopidogrel) and if there is no bleeding a wound woul dheal in the same time frame as someone not taking plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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How long post-stroke take plavix (clopidogrel)? 3 month or more?

How long post-stroke take plavix (clopidogrel)? 3 month or 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 more

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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?

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

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How long should I take plavix and/ or eliquis after stent implant?

How long should I take plavix and/ or eliquis after stent implant?

Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Different: Warfarin is a blood thinner that prevents blood clots which works systemically on all parts of the body including lower extremities. Plavix (clopidogrel) following stents is recommended to prevent stents from closing off. Both can increase risk of bleeding. ...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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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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Best time to take plavix (clopidogrel)?

See below: No one time is better than another. Take daily. ...Read more

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How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

7 days: We usually ask patients to stop Plavix (clopidogrel) 7 days prior to a procedure to prevent bleeding. So the effect of Plavix (clopidogrel) lasts 7 days. ...Read more

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What time of day hshould I take plavix (clopidogrel)?

Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget. ...Read more

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I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

Possibly not: Especially if you are taking it due to placement of a drug coated stent within the last 12 months. If this is the case you are at increased risk of stent thrombosis. See yor doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can you take mobic (meloxicam) if you are on plavix?

No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed. ...Read more

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What pain reliever can I take while on 75mg of Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Pain control: Given plavix is a blood thinner, do NOT take ibuprofen, advil, motril, aspirin. As these medications also act to thin your blood, and thus increase your chance of bleeding. Easy over the counter is tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg ever 4hrs as needed for pain, not to exceed 4000mg in 24hr period. You can also have your provider suscribe you narcotics like Ultram, morphine, percocets. ...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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Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Yes: If Plavix (clopidogrel) is needed, for instance within a year of receiving a drug eluting stent, it can be taken during dialysis treatments. ...Read more

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What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin: Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc. Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix at the same time?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You can take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Plavix at the same time, very common to be given together. ...Read more

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A semi-consious patient needs to do Endoscopy, how long shall he stop using plavix before & after the procedure? He has been using it for 20 years.

A semi-consious patient needs to do Endoscopy, how long shall he stop using plavix before & after the procedure? He has been using it for 20 years.

Plan: All these questions must be answered by your doctor who know this exactly patient with complex medical condition. Gastroenterologist and anesthesiologist are doctors, who responsible for providing this information. ...Read more

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Fem70+Contraversy on Statins which I don't want to take. On Fabrizate +Plavix but may not be affective TIA like symptom Temp visionloss. Statin+CoQ10?

Fem70+Contraversy on Statins which I don't want to take. On Fabrizate +Plavix but may not be affective TIA like symptom Temp visionloss. Statin+CoQ10?

More info?: If your cholesterol is elevated, then statins should be considered. If you have documented plaque anywhere, or are a diabetic, then you should definitely be on a statin. CoQ10 may help reduce side effects. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) is FDA pregnancy Category B. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

I believe it should: Be ok but if by chance your platelet count drops due to the carbo, your doc will likely ask you to hold Plavix (clopidogrel) to avoid excessive bleeding. They can also irritate the GI tract as well so keep it in mind and make sure he/she knows you take plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I'm on Plavix and have a bad headache. Can I take an Aleve?

I'm on Plavix and have a bad headache. Can I take an Aleve?

Caution: I would avoid taking non steroidal products along with plavix due to the increased risk of bleeding with the mix.
Simple tylenol may be a better choice. Should the headache become very severe, change your vision or get nausous go to the ER ...Read more

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Is it ok to take plavix (clopidogrel) on an empty stomach?

Is it ok to take plavix (clopidogrel) on an empty stomach?

Yes it is ok: There is no problem by taking Plavix (clopidogrel) on an empty stomach.
There is risk of bleeding regardless of how you take it, and bleeding from the stomach is more common if you take Aspirin as well, for which you should be on an anti-acid. Ask your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Which antacids can I take while on plavix, (clopidogrel) asprin and pravastin?

Avoid PPIs: At least one of the acid a blockers known as proton pump inhibitors (ppis) have been associated with increase risk while taking plavix (clopidogrel). H2 blockers have not been associated with this risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read more

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I fell and I want to know if I can take plavix (clopidogrel) and excedrin together. I just need something to relieve the pain so I can sleep?

I fell and I want to know if I can take plavix (clopidogrel) and excedrin together. I just need something to relieve the pain so I can sleep?

Pain: Yes you can for a short time but be aware your bleeding risk may slightly increase. Try also acetaminophen/paracetamol 650mg every 4 hours as needed for pain if you have no liver disease. ...Read more

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Been on plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg since december (switched from effient) dr. Will now stop after a year. How long until the plavix (clopidogrel) is out of my body.

Plavix (clopidogrel) out: Plavix (clopidogrel) is rapidly with absorbed-peak plasma levelsof the main circulating metabolite occurring in~1hr. In humans, 50% excreted in urine and ~ 46% in feces five days after dosing. Plavix (clopidogrel) effect lasts for the life of the platelet (~ 7–10 days). ...Read more

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Can you take krill oil while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

See below: One of the side of krill oil is that it can cause slow clotting of blood so pls use with caution with Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) as these medications can cause bleeding as well. Consultwith your doctor before starting any supplements. ...Read more