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Plavix Crestor Cause Symptoms Diverticulitis
No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...Read more
Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) (Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis.
Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more:
Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through
platelet also but different.
Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel).
With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS. ...Read more
Lansoprazole.15mg a day took for one year now for diverticulitis risk of bleeding on Plavix, what are the alternatives to a PPI for over 70 female for Diverticulitis as been on them over a year and worry about long term effects they could have on me?
On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium. So on my medication, especially Ramipril can I take magnesium supplements as there is moderate risk of hyperkalemia?
You need levels: Before you assume that a possible side effect of a medication is going to happen to you you need to know for sure. Too much magnesium, potassium or calcium can be as bad as too little. A simple blood test looking at your magnesium and electrolytes will answer that question, and then you have information to tailor what if any supplements to take ...Read more
On lansoprazole for a year 15mg a day for Diverticulitis and for risk bleeding on Plavix I See Lansoprazole can decrease my magnesium also have Pernicious anemia so B12 injections every 2 mths GP said I cant take magnesium supplement with Amlodipine?
Magnesium: There are reports that magnesium supplements may make the blood pressure (BP) drop further in patients taking amlodipine for high BP. For personal advice regarding the interactions in your complex medication regimen, you may want to consult your doctor or have an Inbox consult on healthtap where you and the MD can email back and forth to cover all the issues. ...Read more
Cholesterol is 165 good at 42 and overall 104. Is crestor (rosuvastatin) and plavix a good plan with CRP at 5.7?
Stay with medicines
you have high CRP Crestor (rosuvastatin) has antii inflamatory effect. ...Read more
I had stents before 2 years & iam already taking plavix and crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg (rousostatin), when can I stop plavix? & is plavix must taking with aspirin?
Check with your doc: Plavix (clopidogrel) duration after a stent is minimum 1 year by guideline recommendation, but individual cases require longer duration. This could be the case for multiple, or extremely long stented segment, bifurcation stenting (fork in the road), stenting in your left main, or in a previous bypass graft. Check with your cardiologist to see what optimal duration is in your particular case. ...Read more
Does penicillin clash with metrol, diazepam, crestor, (rosuvastatin) plavix, asprin, benztrop, or coversil? Please, need some answers?
Ask treating doctor: I don't believe we can helpfully answer that type of question via this kind of portal. Please consult with your treating physician for a comprehensive answer. ...Read more
What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily?
High dose E BUT...: Vitamins are by definition essential for health so I'm wary of any drug that makes it necessary to avoid vitamins. The only vit. That interacts with these is Vit E, which in high doses thins blood so may increase risk of bleeding with Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. However, this potential risk pales in comparison with the known hazards of combining Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. Please see http://bit. Ly/VHiLuH & my comment: ...Read more
Pseudo-moyamoya isochemic stroke at 43. Now 48. Arrhythmia + sleep apnea (OSA). Plavix + Betaloc + Splendil ER + Crestor (rosuvastatin). Good shape. Other dangers?
On Clopidogrel for TIA have Diverticulitis flare ups sometimes What would be a best option of PPI as some decrease the affect Clopidogrel, H2 instead?
Clopidogrel isn't: Best treatment for TIA; only partially inhibits platelets &? severity of blood clots after plaque ruptures or embolic clots from atria (atrial fibrillation). Best Tx=optimizing NMR lipoproteins (not cholesterol), HbA1c <5.0% & Sys. BP <120 mmHg. Plavix (clopidogrel) & ASA, if taken about 1 Hr prior to PPI agents has plenty of time to work. Subsequent PPI does not reverse or? Anticlotting response to much degree. ...Read more
76yr old female on Clopidogrel for stroke on Blood Pressure tablets takes Lansoprazole.15mg one year now for diverticulitis heard I have small risk from depleted Magnesium and interactions with clopidogrel and small risk C difficile. Others options?
As Clopidogrel and Fibrazate strong on stomach and I have diverticulitis would taking a Proton Pump Inhibiter be possible and help to coat stomach?
I don't think that: Would be particularly effective. Clopidogrel, a platelet inhibitor intended to prevent blood clots, does not usually cause GI side effects. Fibrazate does cause bloating/gas/diarrhea, but is not reported to stimulate gastric/stomach acid production which a PPI targets. In general it is not a good idea to take an additional medication to counteract side effects. ...Read more
No and yes:
Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets
diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read more
I had a partial sigmoid colectomy ten months ago, diverticulitis symptoms gone. Still have chronic llq pain. Lifting left leg causes pain.
Diverticulitus: Is an infection of small pouches that forms on the outside of the colon or large intestine, most often on the lower left side of the abdomen. This most often occurs due to either chronic constipation or a diet low in fruits, vegetables or dietary fiber. Need to avoid junk foods ; eat more fruits ; vegetables. ; have a higher fiber diet. ...Read more
Probably not: It was once thought that such things could lodge in existing colonic diverticuli or block their openings, resulting in inflammation and infection. There is no real evidence of it. Some doctors still recommend avoiding such foods, but it probably makes no difference. (Personal story: I had divertiulitis 35 yr ago, another episode 2 yr ago, no others -- and I eat these things in large amounts.) ...Read more