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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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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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Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Anti platelet med: Clopidogrel is an anti platelet medication that irreversibly binds to a receptor on the platelet to make it have decreased capability of sticking to another platelet or the endothelial lining of a blood vessel. Used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes to decrease recurrent events. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

No: If you are on plavix, (clopidogrel) and need to be on it! You will have bruising as side effect of this critical treatment for you. So do not take anything to reverse it. Just be careful with running into things. ...Read more

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Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)

Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)

Web site: I visited the virectin web site: it's nauseating marketing of half naked women and grinning men. The ingredients are a mish-mash of common vitamins and minerals plus some herbal items that are not fda approved or regulated. Bottom line: no one can say with confidence that, with your heart issues, this is safe. Controlled studies haven't been ; never will be done. "let the buyer beware! ". ...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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I've been on xeralto for a while now, but I work overseas and I ran out of my medication and can't get more for 1 week. Can I take plavix or warfarin?

I've been on xeralto for a while now, but I work overseas and I ran out of my medication and can't get more for 1 week. Can I take plavix or warfarin?

Low mol wt heparin: Warfarin takes days to start working and you need to be on heparin before taking warfarin. Plavix is not a likely replacement for xeralto. Please consult a local doctor to get low molecular weight heparin that can be injected subcutaneously to prevent thrombus formation. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/dvt/low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-deep-vein-thrombosis ...Read more

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Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

Can I substitute Plavix (clopidogrel) for Eliquis? I have Atril fibrillation condition. What are advantages and disadvantages of each medication, if substitutes?

I'm afraid not: If you have atrial fibrillation better use an anticoagulant, Eliquis. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatlet drug, two different mechanisms, discuss with your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, I might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Would I be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication I'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and I would like fat removed from my butt

Would I be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication I'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and I would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?

I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?

Cardiac medications: From what I can translate to the US version, you are on a blood thinner, blood pressure medicine, & cholesterol lowering agent.
This is a typical combination of medications for cardiac patients. I am sure your doctors are giving you the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do you know if there are other drugs on the market that are similar in their action to plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes but: Yes but they're more expensive: ticagrelor (Brilinta), prasugrel (Effient), and there are IV drugs that are similar too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read more

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I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

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After placement of four drug eluting stents two years ago I have been on plavix (clopidogrel) since and want to quit. My cardiologist is ambivilant. Help.?

Risk benefit: Are you on Aspirin too? The standard of care is to cover with both Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for atleast a year and then be on Aspirin lifelong. But if you have no other problems (GI bleed etc) you must continue to be on both the drugs. If you are only on Plavix (clopidogrel), then you must continue to take it. .. to prevent future cardiovascular events. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

It is good if indica: Plavix (clopidogrel) has nothing to do with blood group or with asthma. It is useful as a antiplatelet (blood thinning medicine) drug. Your cardiologist would know it best if you have a cardiac or vascular problem. ...Read more

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In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

More potent: Plavix (clopidogrel) now has competitor drugs. Effient (prasugrel) is more potent at inhibiting platelets, which prevents clots, but this also leads to higher bleeding risk (double-edged sword). Ticagrelor is another agent with proven benefits similar to Plavix (i.e. Heart attack risk reduction), and seems to be more potent without increasing bleeding, but verdict is out still. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents (i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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If you have a stent that is drug coated, do you have to take plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin forever?

No: It is recommended that Plavix (clopidogrel) be taken for at least a year and longer if there are no adverse effects. Aspirin should be taken for life to prevent the risk of future heart attacks. ...Read more

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Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Been on plavix (clopidogrel) for 6 month, drug eluting stent. Is it safe to switch to effient? My cardiologist wasn't sure. Will it be better for anxiety problem?

Continue Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) needs to be taken for destents for at least a year if not longer and it is not for anxiety u can take something else for that. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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