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Side Effects Of Plavix
Bleeding, like other: anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects: Plavix (clopidogrel) is used in patients with coronary artery disease especially acute coronary syndromes and after stunting. Side effects include GI problems such as nausea and reflux, and can include decreased platelet levels. Often patients will experience easy bruising while taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin. ...Read more
Anticoagulant...: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a chemical that inhibits part of the cascade of clotting by its activity on platelets like aspirin). It is used after a heart attack often, and particularly when coronary arteries are revascularized (stent/bypass). Main side effect (aside from allergic reaction) is abnormal internal bleeding, from the gut, the kidney, the brain. Warning signs are extremely important to discuss with doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clopidogrel: side effects for clopidogrel, read this: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/clopidogrel-side-effects.html ...Read more
Vein Dr who put Greenville filter in wanted me to take plavix (clopidogrel) now after thrombosis in left calve? Too many side effects! What else can I do thinblood?
I had to take Meloxicam for RA along with Xarelto and Plavix (clopidogrel) for APS. Should I worry about the side effects? Increase the risk of bleeding?
Should you WORRY Nah: Of course not. "Worry" is NEVER something one SHOULD do under any any circumstance. Being an educated MEDICAL CONSUMER though's a horse of a different color. Talk to the doc bout the NECESSITY of being on 3 meds with bleeding risks. They'e higher compared to not taking any of them. BUT- Risk vs. benefit is what you're always after in this game of Medicine. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer