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Is it safe to take hormones after having a stroke and taking plavix?

Is it safe to take hormones after having a stroke and taking plavix?

Hormones & stroke: Which hormones are you talking about? Do you mean female hormones like estradiol? You should discuss the risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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How long post-stroke take plavix? 3 month or more?

How long post-stroke take plavix? 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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Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?

Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?

Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Confused; after an ischemic stroke, been prescribed 325 mg aspirin and plavix. Research doesn't support this; doctor says it's okay. Pls advise.

Confused; after an ischemic stroke, been prescribed 325 mg aspirin and plavix. Research doesn't support this; doctor says it's okay. Pls advise.

Stroke: The combination of Aspirin and Plavix has not been shown to offer any additional benefit in reducing the risk of stroke when compared to either one alone. The only gain is an increased risk of bleeding complications. Still, its combination can be used in recent coronary or other arterial stent placement and atrial fibrillation patients when anticoagulation is not a feasible option (anticoagulation is still preferred option in atrial fibrillation treatment). ...Read more

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A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis.One DES.Taking Plavix. 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis.One DES.Taking Plavix. 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

Work with an integra: tive medicine doctor to get the lifestyle and mind/body/spirit connection going to prepare for better health. Many things wrong here that need to be corrected now that could help the success of future procedures. 3 more stents is a lot, and indicates the level of need for prevention and treatment to ensure longevity. Looking globally and each organ system is important! ...Read more

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

Very controversial: Answer depends upon how you interpret evidence. Kind of like blind men & elephant. Check out http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/antiplatelet-agents/Default.htm for good summary. Bottom line, while we often add Clopidogrel to aspirin to prevent stroke, the outcome benefits are not quite there. Of note, we're not "treating" so much as "preventing" another one ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes: plavix or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Clopidogrel is an anti platelet medication that irreversibly binds to a receptor on the platelet to make it have decreased capability of sticking to another platelet or the endothelial lining of a blood vessel. Used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more