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Does your body go thru withdrawal(neurological)after stopping plavix (clopidogrel)? How do I know if I have to go back on it(coiled aneurysm)
Different problem.: One does not feel abnormal upon stopping plavix (clopidogrel). However, were one to discontinue Plavix (clopidogrel) prematurely, the risk is of thrombosis and its consequences (for example, stent occlusion when Plavix (clopidogrel) is used for its antiplatelet effects following deployment of a drug-eluting stent). ...Read more
↓ 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Useful: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a very good medication for some conditions, and is a required medication for others (if you have a certain type of heart stent, for example). As with all medications, only careful discussion with your doctor can determine if it is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Plavix (clopidogrel): "he use of PLAVIX (clopidogrel) is contraindicated in the following conditions: Hypersensitivity to the drug substance or any component of the product. Active pathological bleeding such as peptic ulcer or intracranial hemorrhage." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=19ebf09d-cf0d-4744-a874-a3a9f0b624b4 ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel).: Most drugs have side effects, some of which can hurt the person taking the drug. That is why it is important to work closely with your doctor and get regular checkups. You can google Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects to see what they are. If you have some side effects, report them immediately to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double question: The active metabolite has an elimination half-life of about eight hours. Following an oral dose of 14c-labeled clopidogrel in humans, approximately 50% was excreted in the urine and approximately 46% in the feces in the five days after dosing. Because Plavix works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor on platelet cell membranes, the effect of the drug will linger even though the drug is gone. ...Read more
Is there safe alternatives to plavix (clopidogrel) and corvedilol. I would prefer going a more healthier and safer way?
YES, however...: Yes, there are many safe alternatives. If the carvediol is for hypertension, exrercise, weight loss, dietary changes and supps like CoQ10 and magnesium Taurate might help, as well as the Zona device (see www.zona.com). Natural blood thinners like curcumin, fish oil and nattokinase may reduce need for Plavix (clopidogrel). But DO NOT stop meds on your own! I strongly advise you consult a holistic/integrative Dr. ...Read more
Is the half life of plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg. Approx. 6 hours and peak time 2 hours after dosing has been done several months?
Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk?
Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?
Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel ) is a blood thinner used with Aspirin to prevent clotting of a metal heart stent. It is recommended that Aspirin be taken for life. Plavix is recommended for 1 year with a drug-coated stent and for 30 days with a bare metal stent. Many doctors recommend their patients stay on Plavix longer for safety. Discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plavix (clopidogrel): No reason why not!Get a more detailed answer ›