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Medicine For Plavix Allergy
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
Experiencing allergy after taking medicine . Either clopidogrel or nitromint 2.6 is causing it . What should I do ?
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With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?
Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug(inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you expect to have bruising due to the plavix (clopidogrel) still being in your system after discontinuing the drug?
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?
Hey so I'm on baby aspirin and plavix. I'm wondering what the risks of alcohol are with these two drugs?
My mom starts chemo tuesday. Does she take her daily medicines, including her plavix (clopidogrel) and BP meds. Also does she eat before her treatments?
If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer