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Is it okay to drink alcohol with plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is it okay to drink alcohol with plavix (clopidogrel)?

Talk with your doc: There is not an "interaction" between alcohol and plavix (clopidogrel). Moderation may be prudent. Drinking enough to fall down and strike your head could be fatal. ...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


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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ 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

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Best time to take plavix (clopidogrel)?

See below: No one time is better than another. Take daily. ...Read more

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What u think about plavix (clopidogrel)?

What u think about plavix (clopidogrel)?

Useful: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a very good medication for some conditions, and is a required medication for others (if you have a certain type of heart stent, for example). As with all medications, only careful discussion with your doctor can determine if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Is too much plavix (clopidogrel) harmful?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) is used for specific purpose in specific doses. Some people do require more Plavix (clopidogrel) dose than others. Too much Plavix (clopidogrel) can be associated with too much bleeding. ...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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How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

7 days: We usually ask patients to stop Plavix (clopidogrel) 7 days prior to a procedure to prevent bleeding. So the effect of Plavix (clopidogrel) lasts 7 days. ...Read more

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Can taking plavix (clopidogrel) every day hurt you?

Can taking plavix (clopidogrel) every day hurt you?

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

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Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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What time of day hshould I take plavix (clopidogrel)?

Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget. ...Read more

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When do use Plavix (clopidogrel) and what is Plavix (clopidogrel)?

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

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I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

Possibly not: Especially if you are taking it due to placement of a drug coated stent within the last 12 months. If this is the case you are at increased risk of stent thrombosis. See yor doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it okay to change a plavix (clopidogrel) tab to a plavix (clopidogrel) injection?

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

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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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How long does it take to get plavix (clopidogrel) out of your system I took it for 31/2 months?

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

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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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Is there safe alternatives to plavix (clopidogrel) and corvedilol. I would prefer going a more healthier and safer way?

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

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Is the half life of plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg. Approx. 6 hours and peak time 2 hours after dosing has been done several months?

Is the half life of plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg. Approx. 6 hours and peak time 2 hours after dosing has been done several months?

Not biologically: Plavix (clopidogrel) binds permanently to platelets -- with biological half life of 5-10 days -- this is what's important to remember. ...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 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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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