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Plavix And Alcohol
Hey so I'm on baby aspirin and plavix. I'm wondering what the risks of alcohol are with these two drugs?
I am 76 taking Tramadol 3 times a day for pain. I also take Clopidogrel for a stroke a year ago. I like to drink small amount of alcohol (A glass of wine) 3 times a week but only low alcohol at no more than 5% content, safe while on Tramadol?
↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) 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. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more
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
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
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
Anti platelet med: 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 to decrease recurrent events. ...Read more
Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget. ...Read more
When it is indicated: It is not a medicine for a a 6 year old. It is an anti platelet medicine- to thin out blood. It is used when it is indicated and recommended by a medical doctor. ...Read more
Clopidogrel (Plavix): Clopidogrel is a platelet aggregation inhibitor; it is given to reduce blood clotting especially in arteries of the heart or brain. It is given orally and metabolized into a biologically active form. Clopidogrel can not be given by injection. ...Read more
Double question: The active metabolite has an elimination half-life of about eight hours. Following an oral dose of 14c-labeled clopidogrel in humans, approximately 50% was excreted in the urine and approximately 46% in the feces in the five days after dosing. Because Plavix works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor on platelet cell membranes, the effect of the drug will linger even though the drug is gone. ...Read more
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
Is there safe alternatives to plavix (clopidogrel) and corvedilol. I would prefer going a more healthier and safer way?
YES, however...: Yes, there are many safe alternatives. If the carvediol is for hypertension, exrercise, weight loss, dietary changes and supps like CoQ10 and magnesium Taurate might help, as well as the Zona device (see www. Zona. Com). Natural blood thinners like curcumin, fish oil and nattokinase may reduce need for Plavix (clopidogrel). But DO NOT stop meds on your own! I strongly advise you consult a holistic/integrative Dr. ...Read more
Is the half life of plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg. Approx. 6 hours and peak time 2 hours after dosing has been done several months?
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
Plavix (clopidogrel): No reason why not!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Half life of plavix 300 mg. Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?
Plavix: Since plavix' effect on platelets can last up to 10 days, the dose on resumption depends upon how long it was discontinued preoproperatively. If it was held for only a week or less, I would resume it at a one daily dose. Your pharmacist may be able to better answer your question, however. ...Read more