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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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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...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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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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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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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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Best time to take plavix (clopidogrel)?

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