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Prescribed atorvastatin, clopidogrel, ramipril, after suspected tia, havve headaches, blurred vision, feel vague, bloated, cant lose weight. ???
Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67,468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib). Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis, it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more
Stent 02-11-2013. Three different generic plavix (clopidogrel). Anxiety after starting plavix (clopidogrel). Last one gave reaction. Could switching to brand plavix (clopidogrel) be better?
Possible: But another medication such as Effient may be a better alternative. Did you receive a drug eluting stent or was it bare metal? ...Read more
PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel): Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse. Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat probs for weeks, severe heartburn & nausea for days, cardiac r/o. Insufficient relief w/protonix,bmx, zofran, Zantac, (ranitidine) pepto, & avoidances.
Just like aspirin: The risk of gastrointestinal complications from Plavix (clopidogrel) is similar to Aspirin and includes gastritis/peptic ulcers, bleeding. Diarrhea, rash, low platelet count etc... Aspirin can be more problematic to asthmatics, but otherswise both meds have similar side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is only marginally better than Aspirin in term of benefit, but costs muc much more. Use some prilosec. Consult doc. Good luck. ...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
Zofran (ondansetron): Both are similar.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, and more...: ...But like any drug, it is important to know what pathology the drug is being used to treat (a better approach than just treating symptoms), and to decide if the benefits of the drug outweigh its side effects (realized and theoretical). ...Read more
Maybe you see doc 1t: Yes, you can take zofran (ondansetron) if you 100% sure it is gastroenteritis! however, nausea and vomiting could be the symptoms of other conditions (for example, cholecystitis, appendicitis, small bowel obstruction), and in these cases zofran (ondansetron) could be harmful or could mask very dangerous surgical cases. Don't hesitate to go see the real doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started taking lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 20 last week. Suffering nightly with severe abdominal pain and cramping with nausea. Side effects? Discontinue use?
Unrelated: It is understandable with the time proximity to link appropriate treatment of hypertension to a possible cause of your new abdominal pain. They are likely unrelated. However get in to see your doc right away. Possible diagnoses include gallbladder, hernia, colon, and several more. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Likely yes: Not without speaking with your heart doctor. If you don't have a heart doctor, then talk to your primary care provider. Most people could but when on medications like Plavix, (clopidogrel) it's better to discuss any new medication or supplement with your doctor including all OTC meds. ...Read more
Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more
Taking metoclopramide tid for nausea/vomiting occurring after pelvic radiation therapy, vomiting diminished but nausea still occurs. Any better meds?
Sure, but...: Is your nausea/vomiting due to sluggish emptying of the stomach, local inflammation, or a functional process? Assuming evaluation to date has ruled out obvious organic disease, then anti-emetics that are centrally-acting (zofran) or prokinetics drugs are worth discussing with your doctor. Metoclopramide, while a useful agent, is frought with possible side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer