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Prasugrel 10mg for 14 mth what is your opinion?

Prasugrel 10mg for 14 mth what is your opinion?

What do you mean?: I am not sure what the question is. Can you clarify? Seems you may have been put on prasugrel after a stent to the heart artery? ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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When do use Plavix (clopidogrel) and what is Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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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?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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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

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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ 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 more

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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...Read more

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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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I take clonidine troprol XL lisinipril & celebrex (celecoxib) is this safe?

I take clonidine  troprol XL  lisinipril & celebrex (celecoxib)  is this safe?

With the exception: Of the innate side effects in each medication, and as long as your blood pressure is not too low, then it is a pretty safe mix as they do not work on the same receptors and shouldn't overlap. That being said, the one possible problem is taking an NSAID (celebrex) and lisinopril, you can cause kidney damage as one shuts down efferent and one afferent arteries to glomeruli. Be cautious. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix (clopidogrel) has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix (clopidogrel) is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

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May I take PLAVIX (clopidogrel) with EPA?

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

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Can lipitor, (atorvastatin) carvedilol, effient or Xanax increase blood sugar?

Can lipitor, (atorvastatin) carvedilol, effient or Xanax increase blood sugar?

May effect glucose: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been associated with increased bs or hgba1c, mainly in women. Carvedilol may potentiate anti diabetic agents and actually lower blood sugar. To the best of my knowledge, xanax and Effient have no effect on blood sugar. ...Read more

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

An important tool: CLopidogrel reduces the incidence of both heart attack and stroke. TI helps by reducing the 'stickiness" of platelets which are essential for clot to form. IT is one of several drugs, including aspirin, that can function in this way. Patients who have not have stents can take either of these with good results. Patients with stents usually take both aspirin and clopidogrel for at least 3-6 months ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Losartan, Amlodipine, Pravastatin, Clopidogrel, Baby Aspirin together?

Yes: Yes, you can take those together. Is your question though if you should take them at the same time of day or can they all be take together in general? Latter answer yes, and I would recommend you take the pravastatin and clopidogrel at night. ...Read more

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Mvrin 2006, operated due2heart leekage in1965, 1995 stent, takingwarfarin, diuretic 5mg, hepc, cirohsis pulserate130-142, taking metropolol 25mg twice.Advice?

Mvrin 2006, operated due2heart leekage in1965, 1995 stent, takingwarfarin, diuretic 5mg, hepc, cirohsis pulserate130-142, taking metropolol 25mg twice.Advice?

Fast heart abnormal: A heart rate at rest of 130-140 is not normal and can cause bigger problems if not treated. You should see your doctor and get an ekg so your heart rhythm abnormality can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Is tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Is  tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) a statin drug?

Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil): Tarka (trandolapril and verapamil) is a medication for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol. ...Read more