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How often are glycoprotein inhibitors used prior to surgery for patients needing to be off plavix (clopidogrel) prior to surgery? Is it a good option? I had 2 de stents oct 2012. Need to remove tumor in abdomen.

How often are glycoprotein inhibitors used prior to surgery for patients needing to be off plavix (clopidogrel) prior to surgery? Is it a good option? I had 2 de stents oct 2012. Need to remove tumor in abdomen.

GPIIb/IIIa use: Gpiib/iiia inhibitors are indicated for unstable angina, heart attack and stent placement and not for all different kind of surgery. Having abdomen tumor make you high risk of bleeding. Need physician supervision to monitor platelets, pt, inr, act, aptt if it is used. You already have de stents. May want to discuss about Lovenox (enoxaparin) with short half life. Your doctor has to observe you closely. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Taking Clopidogrel for TIA have to avoid certain foods but what about supplements? Can i carry on taking Cod Liver Oil Tablets ?

Taking Clopidogrel  for TIA have to avoid certain foods but what about supplements?
Can i carry on taking Cod Liver Oil Tablets ?

Better not: Omega-3 and probably cod liver oil may increase the antiplatlets activity of the clopidogrel, increasing risk of bleeding, best wishes ...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 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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

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