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How does one prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to bloodthinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

How does one prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to bloodthinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

It doesn't...: Plavix does not cause inflammation of the stomach lining. If you have inflammation it is from some other cause, like helicobacter pylori infection. If your stomach burns after taking plavix, take it on a full stomach. Talk to a G.I. Specialist and have an endoscopy, they may give you a proton pump inhibitor or cytotec (misoprostol). ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

Acid inhibitors: Plavix, (clopidogrel) especially when taken with Aspirin as it often is, can cause stomach bleeding. If this is a risk, you can lessen it by taking a strong acid suppressor such as omeprazole. While there has been controversy about interactions between these drugs and plavix, (clopidogrel) the best evidence says that it is more of a theoretical than real problem. ...Read more

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Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Plavix (clopidogrel) and afib: ACTIVE trial -Plavix (clopidogrel) +ASA(100) reduced vascular event ( stroke, MI, embolism) in AF with bleeding comparable to warfarin,but ACTIVE W trial noted warfarin was superior to ASA + Plavix (clopidogrel) in preventing vascular events. That said The AHA does not recommend adding Plavix (clopidogrel) to ASA. The first choice is warfarin followed by dabigitran, apixaban and rivaroxaban.ASA would be last. Talk to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is aspirin&plavix enough blood thinners to prevent stroke if Chad score (2) ,if no then what is the safest NOAC to avoid S/E for paroxysmal Afib ?

Is aspirin&plavix enough blood thinners to prevent stroke if Chad score (2) ,if no then what is the safest NOAC to avoid S/E for paroxysmal Afib

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Anticoagulation : Anticoagulation is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation and CHADS2 score of 2 or higher for stroke prevention. Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) do not offer the same protection. NOACs have not been compared head to head to determine which one is the safest. Any one of them would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

Does plavix (clopidogrel) thin out plugs in blood vessels besides thinning one's blood to prevent clotting? Please, need some answers?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet aggregation. Platelets are cells in the blood that initiate the clotting process. Plavix (clopidogrel) doesn't thin anything: not plugs or blood or anything else. ...Read more

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How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium (esomeprazole) ... ...Read more

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How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

No good options: An old blood clot is difficult to remove, unlike a fresh clot. By now it will have organized & stuck to the vessel so cannot be removed. However taking anti/inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and blood thinners & wearing compression stockings will help it slowly get better. ...Read more

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I had Ct scan, X-ray, blood work, upper Edoscopy this week. Every test came back normal. I got a problem with eating solid foods for a about a month. No pain just feeling food stuck in my upper stomach. I believe a have inflammation slowing food down?

I had Ct scan, X-ray, blood work, upper Edoscopy this week. Every test came back normal. I got a problem with eating solid foods for a about a month. No pain just feeling food stuck in my upper stomach. I believe a have inflammation slowing food down?

Dysphagia : dysphagia is a common symptom which is sometimes difficult to diagnose. Most often it's due to GERD, which is not always visible by endoscopy, Rarer causes include eosinophilic esophagitis, pill induced esophagitis (including Cipro), and esophageal motility disorders. Sometimes acid suppression and/or esophageal dilatation help. Return to your G.I. doctor if you're not better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more