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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

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?

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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Can Plavix replace Eloquis or Zarelto & is it milder than the two?

No. Arterial vs veno: Plavix represents an entirely different class of blood thinners than Eliquis & Xarelto. Plavix (Clopidogrel) is an ARTERIAL blood thinner & stabilizes cholesterol plaques that are found in arteries. Eliquis / Xarelto are VENOUS (atrial) blood thinners that prevent pooled blood from clotting. The choice depends on the type of disease (arterial or venous?). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. GL ...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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What are the maximum number of days for skipping Plavix (clopidogrel) without taking a risk?

Seven: It take seven to ten days for the plavix (clopidogrel) to be effective as a mild blood thinner and it take the same time to reverse the effect the closer you are to the seven days the less protection you have from the plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk? Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk?
Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner used with Aspirin to prevent clotting of a metal heart stent. It is recommended that Aspirin be taken for life. Plavix is recommended for 1 year with a drug-coated stent and for 30 days with a bare metal stent. Many doctors recommend their patients stay on Plavix longer for safety. Discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

Can plavix (clopidogrel) be taken with vit k?

yes: There are no interactions with Plavix (clopidogrel) and vit k. In contrast, warfarin or Coumadin cannot be taken with vitamin k. Take care! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding, like other: Anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. ...Read more

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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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Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Probably not.: Although proton pump inhibitors (acid suppressing drugs) may have an effect on the effectiveness of Plavix in the lab there don't seem to be a definite clinical effect. It appears that Protonix (pantoprazole) is even less likely to cause a clinically significant interaction. ...Read more

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I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

Different uses: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a "statin" — it is a high potency cholesterol lowering drug. Plavix is an anti-platelet drug. Platelets initiate clotting. Plavix is used to prevent clots on stents. And after recent heart attack or recent stroke. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) is FDA pregnancy Category B. Discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes==plavix or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes==plavix or aggrenox?

Both good: Plavix (clopidogrel) needed if you have carotid stent. Your doctor will help you choose. ...Read more

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Side effects of plavix (clopidogrel) for my blood?

Side effects of plavix (clopidogrel) for my blood?

Excessive bleeding: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner and can lead to excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Can plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) be taken together?

Yes: In certain situations they can be taken together but ther is a substantial risk of bleeding if both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) are taken at the same time. ...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 switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

Can you switch from Coumadin (warfarin) to plavix instead?

It depends: Both Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) "thin" the blood but do so via different mechanisms and degrees. The choice of one medication over another depends on your underlying condition and specific risk profile. In other words, you would have to discuss with a doctor the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can plavix and fragmin (dalteparin) be taken together?

Increase bleeding: Both of these medications affect your ability to clot by different pathways. While they do not interact in the body to create any toxic combination,they do have an ADDITIVE effect thinning your blood and creating the potential of having a major bleeding problem. These are both prescribed medications and this SHOULD be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

I believe it should : Be ok but if by chance your platelet count drops due to the carbo, your doc will likely ask you to hold Plavix (clopidogrel) to avoid excessive bleeding. They can also irritate the GI tract as well so keep it in mind and make sure he/she knows you take plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can they be taken together?

With extreme caution: Check with your doctor before stopping any medication. Carboplatin can lower your platelets (blood elements responsible for clotting), Plavix inhibits the platelet function, the combination can increase your risk of bleeding. Also, supplements vitamin e, fish oil, ginkgo balboa, and (nsaids) such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), Naproxen (aleve, naprosyn), can further increase bleeding risk. ...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


Plavix Allergy (Definition)

Usually means an allergy to ...Read more