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I have a septal occluder, getting a tattoo when I finish plavix/aspirin. Tattoo will be 7 months post closure. Antibiotics needed before tattoo?

I have a septal occluder, getting a tattoo when I finish plavix/aspirin. Tattoo will be 7 months post closure. Antibiotics needed before tattoo?

Doubtful: There is little literature on prevention of infective endocarditis by antibiotic prophylaxis during tattoing. Use of tattoo for surgical marking purposes appears to carry no significant risks. Good luck. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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I had 2 heart stents and put on plavix (clopidogrel) in march 2012. I would like to get a tattoo. What is your opinion?

I had 2 heart stents and put on plavix (clopidogrel) in march 2012. I would like to get a tattoo. What is your opinion?

Avoid tattoo: Having stents placed, you will have a higher risk of complication due to potential infection caused by tattooing. Given that, I would avoid tattooing. ...Read more

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I am 34 and had asd cath closure last month, now on plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin. Bad idea to get a tattoo while on these meds?

I am 34 and had asd cath closure last month, now on plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin. Bad idea to get a tattoo while on these meds?

Yes: Tattoos can become infected and can also transmit hepatitis c occasionally. Also Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) are potent blood thinners and would increase the risk of bleeding and bruising during the procedure. It would be prudent to avoid it. Also, many people change their minds about tattoos years later and require expensive laser treatments to remove them. ...Read more

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How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?

How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?

Don't stop plavix!: First, check with your doctor who prescribes the plavix (clopidogrel) for you. If it is being taken for a heart stent that was placed less than a year ago, you CANNOT stop the plavix (clopidogrel) for any reason. Also, be very cautious about using ANY other supplements along with your prescription medicines, especially other blood thinners. Be sure your doctor knows exactly what you are taking, including supplements. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo while on clopidogrel as a blood thinner?

Can I get a tattoo while on clopidogrel as a blood thinner?

Would not: Since there will be excessive bleeding during the process it will make it very difficult for the tattoo artist. ...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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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. Upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. Clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...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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Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

See below: Some data recommend not to take these combinations together. I have not seen a solid date support that. Therefore I personally use these combinations together. If you're concerned about it please discuss this with your doctor. Alternatively you can take h2-blockers or a different proton pump inhibitor such as dexilent ...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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Can you take mobic (meloxicam) if you are on plavix?

No: That combination would increase the risk of a significant GI bleed. ...Read more

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What is the usual side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding: Nosebleeds, tarry stools, bloody urine or vomit, chest pain, sudden numbness, pale skin, jaundice, easy bruising. ...Read more

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Can you take Triphala and Plavix (clopidogrel) together?

Not sure: Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic medicine that is reported to remove toxins from the GI tract & cleanse the liver, gallbladder& kidneys. I could not find any information about mixing this with plavix (clopidogrel). A naturopathic healer might be able to investigate this further. ...Read more

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Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) the morning of dialysis?

Yes: If Plavix (clopidogrel) is needed, for instance within a year of receiving a drug eluting stent, it can be taken during dialysis treatments. ...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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What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

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 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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Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet drug, meaning it affects blood clotting. Upon cessation, blood clotting will revert to pre-Plavix (clopidogrel) status. Of course any Plavix (clopidogrel) associated side-effects will also resolve. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel) on your body?

What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel) on your body?

Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects: Plavix (clopidogrel) is used in patients with coronary artery disease especially acute coronary syndromes and after stunting. Side effects include GI problems such as nausea and reflux, and can include decreased platelet levels. Often patients will experience easy bruising while taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin. ...Read more

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Is osteobioflex compatible with plavix and zocor (simvastatin)?

Is osteobioflex compatible with plavix and zocor (simvastatin)?

Yes, buy: They are compatible but be advised that if you take high dose osteobioflex (> 3 g/day of glucosamine or >2.4 g/day of chondroitin) there is an additive effect with Plavix (clopidogrel) that increases your risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the side effects associated with Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Clopidogrel: Side effects for clopidogrel, read this:

http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/clopidogrel-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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How long post-stroke take plavix (clopidogrel)? 3 month or more?

How long post-stroke take plavix (clopidogrel)? 3 month or more?

Depends: It depends on the indication. Usually if prescribed post stroke, one stays on clopidogrel indefinitely unless there are severe side effects. Some physicians prescribe it for few weeks or months and then switch to some other medication (aspirin, for example). Please ask your doctor what was the indication. ...Read more

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Can you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix at the same time?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You can take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Plavix at the same time, very common to be given together. ...Read more

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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more