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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. ...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 more
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
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 ›
Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget. ...Read more
No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed. ...Read more
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
Ok: No clear evidence of interactionGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
Long time: At least a year---and not uncommonly forever. ...Read more
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