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Doctor insights on: Plavix And Eating Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

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75yr old Taking plavix (clopidogrel) after stroke consultant said have to avoid Dark Green Vegetables brussel sprouts, brocolli what is the true ans?

75yr old Taking plavix (clopidogrel)
after stroke consultant said have to
avoid Dark Green Vegetables brussel
sprouts, brocolli what is the true ans?

This makes no sense: This is the 2nd time this has come up in the last few days. The prohibition re these vegetables applies to warfarin, not clopidogrel. They are rich in vitamin K. Warfarin inhibits vitamin K synthesis. Clopidogrel is a platelet inactivator. Its mechanism of action has NOTHING to do with vitamin K. And a "stroke consultant" is saying this? You need to question it and him/her. ...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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Is there a reaction between plavix (clopidogrel) and green coffee bean extract?

Is there a reaction between plavix (clopidogrel) and green coffee bean extract?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?

Not a good idea: Green tea inhibits platelet aggregation & adhesion; the combination with Plavix (clopidogrel) may increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doc if a lower dose of Plavix (clopidogrel) might be sage with green tea. Or choose a tea without anticoagulant effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is it safe to drink green tea if you are taking this plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes: There is no major interaction with green tea and plavix (clopidogrel). Do limit caffeine intake as to avoid stomach irritation, etc. ...Read more

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Female Atherosclerosis at 75 Carotid <50% both blockage On Fabrizate and Plavix told good quality small bit Dark chocolate a day is good for health?

Female Atherosclerosis at 75 Carotid <50% both blockage On Fabrizate and Plavix told good quality small bit Dark chocolate a day is good for health?

Dark chocolate.: Tasting some dark chocolate every day in this context would be fine, but just a little. Like a bite or two. Don't go buying chocolate bars in bulk now. More is clearly not better here. ...Read more

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I was taking Effient and doc changed me to Plavix (clopidogrel). My blood is dark and thick now. Will this go away and it is caused from changing blood thinners?

I was taking Effient and doc changed me to Plavix (clopidogrel). My blood is dark and thick now. Will this go away and it is caused from changing blood thinners?

The medications: Should not change the appearance of your blood. Neither the color nor the thickness. Both of those drugs are platelet inhibitors. They are not blood thinners. Express your concerns to your health care provider. I am certain he/she can explain the reason for the change in medication and any potential effects you might experience. ...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

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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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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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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix (clopidogrel) has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix (clopidogrel) is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

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If aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) are both antiplatlet agents. Why am I taking both?

If aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) are both antiplatlet agents. Why am I taking both?

Some studies: But not all, show a slight better result from both together on preventing heart attacks.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health
and.... a 26 y.o on those medications is going to be not the most common situation! ...Read more

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Could you have a tooth pulled while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin?

Yes: Yes. Important however to have the extraction by a board certified oral sugeon. Certain precautions must be taken. ...Read more

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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 effect blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more

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The Best time to take plavix (clopidogrel)?

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