Doctor insights on:
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).
↓ 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.See 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.See 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.
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
7 days: We usually ask patients to stop Plavix (clopidogrel) 7 days prior to a procedure to prevent bleeding. So the effect of Plavix (clopidogrel) lasts 7 days.
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.See 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Doesnot matter: Take same time everyday so you donot forget.See 1 more doctor answer
Real dose: You should be able to take real dose if you take Plavix (clopidogrel) but why would you want to?
When it is indicated: It is not a medicine for a a 6 year old. It is an anti platelet medicine- to thin out blood. It is used when it is indicated and recommended by a medical doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Seven: It take seven to ten days for the plavix (clopidogrel) to be effective as a mild blood thinner and it take the same time to reverse the effect the closer you are to the seven days the less protection you have from the plavix (clopidogrel)
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.