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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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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 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

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If plavix (clopidogrel) is out of system after 33 hrs, why would dr. Want you off for 7 days for medical procedures where you could bleed?

If plavix (clopidogrel) is out of system after 33 hrs, why would dr. Want you off for 7 days for medical procedures where you could bleed?

Effect on platelets: Has irreversible effect on platelets so must clear the drug from your system before you have operative procedure. Effect lasts longer than the half life of the medication in your blood. ...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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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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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...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