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Need schedule recommendation taking aspirin, plavix, prednisone, protonix (pantoprazole). I'd like to know in which order to take first, all together or hours apart.

Need schedule recommendation taking aspirin, plavix, prednisone, protonix (pantoprazole). I'd like to know in which order to take first, all together or hours apart.

Timing of Meds: I tell my patients to take Prednisone in the AM, less likely to cause insomnia. Protonix (pantoprazole) should be taken before a meal. Plavix should be taken at the same time every day.Can take the Rx spread out, 2 a day or all at once ...Read more

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Plavix (Definition)

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


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80 yr old mom takes aspirin, Protonix, (pantoprazole) prednisone and plavix. Need a schedule for when/how to give meds to minimize stomach upset. What order to take?

80 yr old mom takes aspirin, Protonix, (pantoprazole) prednisone and plavix. Need a schedule for when/how to give meds to minimize stomach upset. What order to take?

No specific order: However, there are potential drug-drug interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=243-0,1936-0,705-360,1790-1152). Discuss your concerns w/prescribing physician. Assuming that these are taken just once daily, she may consider taking one w/each meal to minimize too many in stomach at any given time. Bottom line, check w/prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

Can protonix (pantoprazole) be taken with plavix?

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

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Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Does protonix (pantoprazole) lessen the effectivity of plavix?

Probably not.: Although proton pump inhibitors (acid suppressing drugs) may have an effect on the effectiveness of Plavix in the lab there don't seem to be a definite clinical effect. It appears that Protonix (pantoprazole) is even less likely to cause a clinically significant interaction. ...Read more

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Must take plavix, 325 mg aspiring, protonix (pantoprazole) and prednisone. When is the best time to take each of them ?

Must take plavix, 325 mg aspiring, protonix (pantoprazole) and prednisone.  When is the best time to take each of them
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See below.: Take Protonix (pantoprazole) 30 min before meals.We usually prescribe 81mg of Aspirin along with Plavix , which can be taken at the end of a meal.There could be mild ineractions between Plavix and protonix (pantoprazole).Please check with your md.Prednisone can be taken with meals! ...Read more

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Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Can Plavix cause persistent heartburn in a person with stroke, heart atrack and GERD treated with Protonix (pantoprazole)?

Unlikely: Plavix (clopidogrel) does not cause such acidity symptoms but acid refux can be the reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

EGD: I presume a gastroenterologist did the EGD and is familiar with your case/information/history etc. This is a discussion you should have with the GI doc as well as your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can only Plavix be taken after coronary stenting? I have erosive gastritis,take Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg and a DES in LAD post heart att. Need 3 more DES or BMS.

Can only Plavix be taken after coronary stenting? I have erosive gastritis,take Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg and a DES in LAD post heart att. Need 3 more DES or BMS.

There may be options: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet inhibiting drug. The purpose of the medication is prevention of future myocardial infarction and death following acute coronary syndromes and prevention of stent thrombosis. There are other medications besides Plavix (clopidogrel) that are platelet inhibitors ...Read more

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Can one take Aspiring if he/she has erosive gastritis? Have been taking Plavix for Xience V stent for 7 months now,constant stomach pain, taken off aspirin 3.5 m ago, no change. Also Protonix (pantoprazole) 20mg a day.

Can one take Aspiring if he/she has erosive gastritis? Have been taking Plavix
for Xience V stent for 7 months now,constant stomach pain, taken off aspirin 3.5 m ago, no change. Also Protonix (pantoprazole) 20mg a day.

Yes.: Aspirin can cause erosive gastritis in some people. If you were told to stop it, don't start it again. Also, don't take ibuprofen, or naprosyn. Call your doctor about the best meds for you to take and in what dosage for pain If you have persistent pain not responding to Protonix (pantoprazole) also call your doc for help.If dizziness, increasing pain, fever, vomiting, blood in stool (black or red) to ER. ...Read more