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How Long Does It Take For Plavix To Work
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.
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.See 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
Cardiologist: This is question for your cardiologist as there are different guidelines depending on the stent put in.
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.
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.
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
Real dose: You should be able to take real dose if you take Plavix (clopidogrel) but why would you want to?
Plavix (clopidogrel): Won't be affected by vit k.Get a more detailed answer ›
Plavix (clopidogrel): They do somewhat similar things to platelets, so sometimes we use one or the other, sometimes both...
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.
Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget.See 1 more doctor answer
No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed.See 1 more doctor answer
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