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Plavix And Tattoos
Any risks to wearing jewelry with magnetic closures when taking Coumadin (warfarin) or a blood thinner?
Coumadin (warfarin): no direct risk from magnetic closure on jewelry ...Read more
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
Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?
Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more
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
Yes, but...: Tattoos are generally safe, but some people are allergic to the elements that are in the tattoo dyes. Unfortunately, when that happens, other than injecting steroids in the affected areas, and ultimate tattoo removal, the inflammation will be chronic. Another problem is that over time, the tattoo dye migrate, so the lines becomes fuzzier. This can be problematic with tattoo brows and eyeliner... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any interactions with Plavix (Clopidogrel) and Ubiquinol ? stroke patient being treated for50% blocked Carotid Atrerys.
No interaction: Coenzyme Q 10 should not interfere with coagulation treatment. Notice if you have easy bruising on both ...Read more
H attack and stroke 11 months ago, 1 DES in LAD, took Plavix (clopidogrel) all the time & Aspirin for 3,5 months. Can Plavix (clopidogrel) be substituted with Eliquis?
Data still coming in: To date most information favors Eliquis over Plavix (clopidogrel) in several studies mainly having to do with atrial fibrillation. Data on your particular situation is not really available yet partly because we have to test Eliquis with DES to see if there are any problems. Keep watching as I am sure if Eliquis proves out you may be able to switch in future ...Read more
A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis.One DES.Taking Plavix (clopidogrel). 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?
Work with an integra: tive medicine doctor to get the lifestyle and mind/body/spirit connection going to prepare for better health. Many things wrong here that need to be corrected now that could help the success of future procedures. 3 more stents is a lot, and indicates the level of need for prevention and treatment to ensure longevity. Looking globally and each organ system is important! ...Read more
I take coumadin (warfarin). And want a tattoo. Should i stop taking the coumadin (warfarin)? And how long before the tattoo?
For someone npo(including meds) and needing to be on plavix (clopidogrel) because of recent stenting, what do you like to use instead of the plavix (clopidogrel)?
After 1 year on plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin for 2 stents for LAD will a patient usuaaly discontinue the plavix (clopidogrel).(diabetic also)?
I'm allergic to Coumadin (warfarin) and want to donate plasma. Should I considering the donation process consists of using an anticoagulant?
Are any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?
Maybe: The newer medications to prevent blood clots are not approved for use in the us for your condition. There is published research in europe showing that these medications can be used effectively for your type of problem. My personal bias is that you should wait until more research has been done. Your doctor can help advise you as to the status of this research as it evolves. ...Read more
I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?
Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven. ...Read more
What issues are there for taking milk thistle and Coumadin (warfarin) 5mg? for elevated liver enzymes or is being normal with Coumadin (warfarin)?
70+ Can i take Magnesium Supplements while on Plavix(Clopidogrel) and( Statin alternative Fibrazate) and
Lansoprazole after recent Carotid Stroke?
With chronic a/f and severe nosebleeds, i'm off warfarin and using aspirin. With no antidote to new anticoagulants, what are my options as i age?
See ENT doctor: In general, atrial fibrillation does not cause nose bleeds. However, anticoagulants certainly may. You need a good look at the side of the nose by a rhinologist (nose specialist) to determine whether there is a blood vessel that could be cauterized. There are several areas of the nose that are the sources of bleeding. The doctor can determine the site and hopefully stop this problem. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Coumadin (warfarin) and propranolol at the same time? I use Coumadin (warfarin) because of an old dvt. No clotting disorders.
Yes: Different actions and indications.Get a more detailed answer ›