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I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

I have heartburn almost every day. Can plavix (clopidogrel) cause heartburn?

Not usually: Heartburn is usually the result of acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus, which is behind the heart, which causes a burning sensation. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a medication that prevents platelets from forming clots in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel): Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse.
Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read more

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How can people with ulcer desease, gastritis, or GERD take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes, but: They can but there is an increased risk of bleeding from the stomach. Moreover, meds like omeprazole, often used to treat those conditions, adversely interacts with plavix (clopidogrel) so is best avoided if possible. ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) lead to heartburn?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) lead to heartburn?

Just like aspirin: The risk of gastrointestinal complications from Plavix (clopidogrel) is similar to Aspirin and includes gastritis/peptic ulcers, bleeding. Diarrhea, rash, low platelet count etc... Aspirin can be more problematic to asthmatics, but otherswise both meds have similar side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is only marginally better than Aspirin in term of benefit, but costs muc much more. Use some prilosec. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's spasmodic cough sound like? Been having STRANGE cough for 7 months. Done every possible investigation. I may have GERD I know it causes spasmodic

What's spasmodic cough sound like? Been having STRANGE cough for 7 months. Done every possible investigation. I may have GERD I know it causes spasmodic

Spasmodic cough: If GERD try ranitidine / prevecid &elevate head of bed. May also be post nasal drip/sinusitis for which zyrtec prior to bed and elevation of head when sleeping may help. May be allergic zyrtec should help or asthma-may need inhaler. Could be other conditions as well, so would check CXR-sarcoid TB, masses, clots. Occasionally mycoplasma- tx w zithromax. f/u/ w/ pulmonary/ allergist., ...Read more

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Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

Having GERD, I feel bloating and belching after every meal, feel some relief after burping does this can cause dizziness, difficulty in swallowing?

GERD & Belching: Have you tried any remedies for gas such as gavison and others that can reduce bloating, belching? It might help. THe distension of the digestive tract can cause some vagus nerve stimulation leading to dizziness or light headedness. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can taking plavix (clopidogrel) every day hurt you?

Plavix (clopidogrel).: Most drugs have side effects, some of which can hurt the person taking the drug. That is why it is important to work closely with your doctor and get regular checkups. You can google Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects to see what they are. If you have some side effects, report them immediately to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Plavix (clopidogrel) be taken every other day if antiplatelet aggregation test is OK?

No: You need to take it daily in order to have the needed benefit. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hello, is it alright to take plavix (clopidogrel) every other day or half pill daily, if it is the only way to reduce bruises that appear on skin? Thank you!

Plavix (clopidogrel): No. It should be every day. There are blood tests now to evaluate the efficacy due to genetic variances and drug interactions. Avoid Aspirin and non steroidal agents with this if possible. ...Read more

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Husband seeing bright red blood and some clots after colon polyp removal today. He takes Plavix (clopidogrel) every day, but stopped taking it 4 days ago.?

Very concerning: You need to call his endoscopist immediately or if unable to reach go to the nearest hospital ER ASAP!! He should not have restarted the Plavix (clopidogrel) yet. You must talk to the doctor who performed the procedure today!!!! ...Read more

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What cause polyuria (16 liters/day)after CABG lasts for 25 days till now if the creatnine 1.1 and sp. Gravity 1030 (was1010 two weeks ago).serum sodium144. taking aspirin, plavix, amlodipine, pantoprazole, betablocker, gulvusmet, glimipride,?

What cause polyuria (16 liters/day)after CABG lasts for 25 days till now if the creatnine 1.1 and sp. Gravity 1030 (was1010 two weeks ago).serum sodium144. taking aspirin, plavix, amlodipine, pantoprazole, betablocker, gulvusmet, glimipride,?

Polyuria: The volume is excessive but there is no Hypernatremia or Hyponatremia and the urine is concentrated. Without the rest of the lab it is hard to diagnose Diabetic Inspidus, labs do not suggest Psychogenic polydipsia. Leaving me to ask if your Dm is controlled. ...Read more

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On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?

On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?

Magnesium: There are reports that magnesium supplements may make the blood pressure (BP) drop further in patients taking amlodipine for high BP. For personal advice regarding the interactions in your complex medication regimen, you may want to consult your doctor or have an Inbox consult on healthtap where you and the MD can email back and forth to cover all the issues. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...Read more

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67, 468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib).

Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis,
it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more

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If vit k helps blood to clout then if you have stents and on plavix (clopidogrel), aspirin would it causes artery blockage?

If vit k helps blood to clout then if you have stents and on plavix (clopidogrel), aspirin would it causes artery blockage?

Vit K: The pathway of clotting where vit k works is different from the platelet pathway where Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin work. While not disconnected, usually arterial clotting is more affected by the platelet pathway where Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin work. ...Read more

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Does Plavix (clopidogrel) cause weight loss?

Does Plavix (clopidogrel) cause weight loss?

No: Unless u get diarrhea, it does not cause wt loss ...Read more

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I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness I feel cause it helps. What can I do, I'm gaining weight?

I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness I feel cause it helps. What can I do, I'm gaining weight?

Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylori. Make sure you are not taking any nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can slouched posture, forward head posture, and sitting at a computer all day for years cause gerd? If I fix my posture will the GERD symptoms go away

Can slouched posture, forward head posture, and sitting at a computer all day for years cause gerd? If I fix my posture will the GERD symptoms go away

Anything that: Causes increased intra abdominal pressure is bad for gerd. Nothing is a guarantee, but changing your posture is simple enough--try it, maybe it would help your symptoms, even if it doesn't make it go away completely. Your posture is probably bad for your back anyway. ...Read more

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I Have BAD GERD, been on 40 Omeprazole, cut out bad food, and am taking DGL - nothing is working its bad all day every day what else can I do, PLEAS?

I Have BAD GERD, been on 40 Omeprazole, cut out bad food, and am taking DGL - nothing is working its bad all day every day what else can I do, PLEAS?

See Gastroenterology: If you have been on Omeprazole and taking it daily for over a month, and have changed your diet appropriately, then you need to be further evaluated. A GI (gastroenterologist) may recommend that you have an endoscopy done to be sure it's not an ulcer or other cause of your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Just switched me from effient to plavix (clopidogrel) strongly suggestion that effient can cause shortness in breath. Totally believe him. Any thoughts?

Both: Both can cause shortness of breath although in most it is not clinically significant. Reported rate of shortness of breath for Effient is 4.9% vs. 4.5% for plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 like six times a day because I created tolerance and I am in the process of detox, will this cause GERD from taking so many pills?

I take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 like six times a day because I created tolerance and I am in the process of detox, will this cause GERD from taking so many pills?

Detox & reflux?: Number if tablets has no effect on reflux. However, if you are being tapered down on your Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) you may experience anxiety. Anxiety frequently causes exacerbations of reflux. Anxiety can also cause burning sensations, nausea & gi discomfort that is not necessarily GERD. Xanax (alprazolam) should be tapered only with the supervision of a doctor. Let ur doc know symptoms u've been having 2 get proper treatment ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) often cause shortness of breath?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) often cause shortness of breath?

Plavix (clopidogrel) ; Dyspnea: One study involving 9599 subjects taking Plavix (clopidogrel) showed that 4.5% of patients developed dyspnea (breathing difficulty), but this is not a common complaint. ...Read more

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Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) (Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis.

Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) (Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis.

Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more: Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through
platelet also but different.
Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel).
With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS. ...Read more

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What could cause random feeling of gagging through the day? I do have GERD and have had it since I was 9. Gagging feeling started about a month ago.

Gagging: Although not certain, it is possible that the gagging you're experiencing could mean that your Gerd is not under good enough control. I would avoid particular foods that make your problem worse, cut back on caffeine and alcohol, quit smoking if you do, and consider tilting your bed. If these maneuvers don't help, then you may need to have the dose of your Aciphex (rabeprazole) adjusted. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking 40 mg omeprazole every day for 24/7 gerd. My doctor is discouraging surgery. Are there risks for taking omeprazole for years?

I'm taking 40 mg omeprazole every day for 24/7 gerd. My doctor is discouraging surgery. Are there risks for taking omeprazole for years?

Not really: It can increase the risk for c. difficile infection and rarely reduce platelet counts. If you have long standing GERD you should see a gastroenterologist to consider an upper endoscopy--they can also check for h. pylori infection ...Read more

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May be far fetched but can plavix cause depression or reduced the effectiveness of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

May be far fetched but can plavix cause depression or reduced the effectiveness of wellbutrin (bupropion)?

It shouldn't: Plavix should just cause you to bruise easily. There is an interaction with Plavix and wellbutrin (bupropion). It can increase wellbutrin (bupropion) levels. Side effects of too much wellbutrin (bupropion) can be anxiety, tremor, insomnia, confusion and seizures. See your dr. If you are having any side effects. It is possible to take both medications and be monitored. ...Read more

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As per p.I. Sheet plavix (clopidogrel) can cause shortness of breath in 4.5% of patients. What would cause this problem?

As per p.I. Sheet plavix (clopidogrel) can cause shortness of breath in 4.5% of patients. What would cause this problem?

Don't take it litera: The pi usually has lots of redundant information which does not always imply that the side effects are drug related. There is no reason for Plavix (clopidogrel) to cause shortness of breath. So you can discount this one. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

No: If you are on plavix, (clopidogrel) and need to be on it! You will have bruising as side effect of this critical treatment for you. So do not take anything to reverse it. Just be careful with running into things. ...Read more

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Severe Gerd even on 40mg Protoninx Daily. What's next? GERD all day every day worse with food. Oatmeal even made it bad, I have lupus & dysautonomia

Severe Gerd even on 40mg Protoninx Daily. What's next? GERD all day every day worse with food. Oatmeal even made it bad, I have lupus & dysautonomia

Try PPI 2x/day: (1) the Protonix (pantoprazole) needs be taken 30-60 mins before your first meal. (2) you may need a second dose before dinner. (3)No food/drink 3 hrs before bedtime (4)Normalized weight. Consult a GI doctor since there are new device or procedure which may greatly improve your GERD. ...Read more

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What can cause low flowpeak and feeling of full lungs in morning other than gerd. Only time I need rescue inhaler. Take Flovent 2x day. Suggestions???

What can cause low flowpeak and feeling of full lungs in morning other than gerd. Only time I need rescue inhaler. Take Flovent 2x day. Suggestions???

Could be your asthma: Asthma can be triggered by allergens, and if you seem to be awakening with those symptoms the triggers could very well be in your home. Pets? Mold in central air/heat ducts? Dust mites? An ionic or HEPA air purifier in the bedroom might help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more

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Can I take Omega 3 and Plavix (clopidogrel)? I read that the combination could cause bleeding.

Can I take Omega 3 and Plavix (clopidogrel)? I read that the combination could cause bleeding.

Take combo: I have seen that also but the people that I know of taking the combination haven;t had any abnormal bleeding that I am aware. ...Read more

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