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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?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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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?

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 


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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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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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