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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Experiencing allergy after taking medicine. Either clopidogrel or nitromint 2.6 is causing it. What should I do?

Consult: You could be having allergy to any of those medicines. Need more information and physical check up to get the right diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Plavix allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plavix allergy?

Plavix allergy: Usually means an allergy to the medication called plavix ...Read more

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After placement of four drug eluting stents two years ago I have been on plavix (clopidogrel) since and want to quit. My cardiologist is ambivilant. Help.?

Risk benefit: Are you on Aspirin too? The standard of care is to cover with both Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for atleast a year and then be on Aspirin lifelong. But if you have no other problems (GI bleed etc) you must continue to be on both the drugs. If you are only on Plavix (clopidogrel), then you must continue to take it. .. to prevent future cardiovascular events. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

It is good if indica: Plavix (clopidogrel) has nothing to do with blood group or with asthma. It is useful as a antiplatelet (blood thinning medicine) drug. Your cardiologist would know it best if you have a cardiac or vascular problem. ...Read more

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Why is drug clopidogrel USP 75 mg is given to a heat patient also the side effects.

Why is drug clopidogrel USP 75 mg is given to a heat patient also the side effects.

Antiplatelet agent: Clopidogrel (plavix) is an anti platelet medication given to patients with coronary or other vascular disease. Platelets are commonly involved in coronary and other acute vascular events. So you could say it is somewhat of a "blood thinner". As far as potential side effects, rarely it can cause a severe rash--if this occurs then your doctor would switch to another antiplatelet medication. ...Read more

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In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

More potent: Plavix (clopidogrel) now has competitor drugs. Effient (prasugrel) is more potent at inhibiting platelets, which prevents clots, but this also leads to higher bleeding risk (double-edged sword). Ticagrelor is another agent with proven benefits similar to Plavix (i.e. Heart attack risk reduction), and seems to be more potent without increasing bleeding, but verdict is out still. ...Read more

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What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin: Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc. Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents (i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China. I want ask, I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious, I must attentions for what king of things?

Hi doctor!! I am japanese student in China. I want ask, I have use clopidogrel sulfate Drug, if I unconscious, I must attentions for what king of things?

Clopidogrel sold as: An anti-clotting agent, slightly more potent than aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) & suppresses induction of platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow) to become more active in signaling both platelets to attach & the clotting proteins to activate. Once exposed to clopidogrel, response persists. Platelets life-span ~10 days, thus the duration of response. Risk: ↑ed bleeding. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with mild and pulmonic regurgitation, and it is benign, and yet my dr. Still prescribed me a medicine Lasix (furosemide) and clopidogrel. Why?

I am diagnosed with mild and pulmonic regurgitation, and it is benign, and yet my dr. Still prescribed me a medicine Lasix (furosemide) and clopidogrel. Why?

Other reasons: You must have swelling that is controlled by lasix (furosemide). Ask him he will tell you the exact reason. You must not shy away from asking why you are taking a certain medicines. Docs don't take it personal. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are other drugs on the market that are similar in their action to plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes but: Yes but they're more expensive: ticagrelor (Brilinta), prasugrel (Effient), and there are IV drugs that are similar too. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?

No: It is recommended that Plavix (clopidogrel) be taken for at least a year and longer if there are no adverse effects. Aspirin should be taken for life to prevent the risk of future heart attacks. ...Read more

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My husband has 3 medicine coated stents and has been on plavix (clopidogrel) since. How long does he have to stay on plavix (clopidogrel)? 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 (clopidogrel). 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 (clopidogrel) is stopped too soon. ...Read more

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Would I be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication I'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and I would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does the drug clopidogrel, blood thinner have side effect of making the brain hemmorhage if you take it for a long time?

Yes: Clopidogrel and any blood thinner always caries a risk of any kind of hemmorhage but generally the risk is low and less than the risk of a problem that the clopidogrel is trying to prevent. However in my career I have seen 2 or 3 cases of bone marrow failure in patients who have taken clopidogrel for a long period of time. ...Read more

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Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Continue Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) needs to be taken for destents for at least a year if not longer and it is not for anxiety u can take something else for that. ...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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Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) 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 (clopidogrel) 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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taking Clopidogrel Ischemic stroke 70+ and taken Norvasc (amlodipine) for yrs. GP recommended Fabrazate too. Do I need both Cholesterol medicine?

taking Clopidogrel Ischemic stroke 70+ and taken Norvasc (amlodipine) for yrs. GP recommended Fabrazate too. Do I need both Cholesterol medicine?

It sounds like you: Are on the right track. Often, following a stroke, you are placed on some form of blood thinner--the clopidogrel. Obviously your blood pressure still needs controlling; the amlodipine is for this. The cholesterol question is a little bit trickier, especially at 72. Even if your cholesterol hasn't been that high in the past, after a vascular event, lower is better. Fibrazate is a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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I'm AF & CAD, 1, 5 moths ago I do heart CABG. Now, around 1 week my FEces have occult blood. What drug I must stopped, Xarelto10mg or clopidogrel 75mg?

I'm AF & CAD, 1, 5 moths ago I do heart CABG. Now, around 1 week my FEces have occult blood. What drug I must stopped, Xarelto10mg or clopidogrel 75mg?

Ask your doctor: It would be foolish to take the advice of someone who does not know the details of your case, especially on such an important question. Confer with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more