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How Long Does Plavix Stay In Your System
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
How long can you expect to have bruising due to the plavix still being in your system after discontinuing the drug?
If plavix is out of system after 33 hrs, why would dr. Want you off for 7 days for medical procedures where you could bleed?
My husband has 3 medicine coated stents and has been on plavix since. How long does he have to stay on plavix? His bruising and bleeding is unreal!
Typically : The recommendation after receiving drug coated stents is dual antiplatelet therapy for 1 year. That is Aspirin and drugs like plavix. Certainly there will be exceptions for many reasons. See your cardiologist before stopping any meds. There is a real risk of the stent thrombosing if Plavix is stopped too soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father (75) had a brain stroke 10 months ago and he has been on plavix all this time. For how long should he stay with it? Can he pass to aspirin?
Prevention: Would not recommend aspirin, as the data shows relatively mediocre results unless he would take one full asa, 325mg four times daily, which could cause gastritis and bleeding. Based on research data, the most successful protection against a subsequent stroke comes from Aggrenox twice daily, and if it were my dad, i would consider this first. ...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
Been on plavix 75 mg since december (switched from effient) dr. Will now stop after a year. How long until the plavix is out of my body.
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