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Can taking plavix (clopidogrel) every day hurt you?

Can taking plavix (clopidogrel) every day hurt you?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

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


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Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk? Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel) if you have a stint and stop taking plavix (clopidogrel): is there a risk? Can you stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner used with Aspirin to prevent clotting of a metal heart stent. It is recommended that Aspirin be taken for life. Plavix is recommended for 1 year with a drug-coated stent and for 30 days with a bare metal stent. Many doctors recommend their patients stay on Plavix longer for safety. Discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) since nine months after one stenting. When this can be stopped.

I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) since nine months after one stenting. When this can be stopped.

Usually a year.: It depends on the stent type and other conditions. Typically it is used in combination with Aspirin for a year after stunting. Do not stop it without consulting your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

Gerd and taking plavix (clopidogrel) what helps?

PPI + Plavix (clopidogrel): Is ok, but proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) makes Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective. You may need to consider making changes to your lifestyle: a healthy weight, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, or not eating foods that make gerd worse.
Rec.: talk to your pcp about medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Why do I have a severe headache after taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Why do I have a severe headache after taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel) Headache: The most common side effects are: chest pain and a sudden severe headache, increased bleeding, nose bleeds, headaches, and bruising. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Could you have a tooth pulled while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin?

Could you have a tooth pulled while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin?

Yes: Yes. Important however to have the extraction by a board certified oral sugeon. Certain precautions must be taken. ...Read more

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Can a biopsy be taken during egd if one is taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Can a biopsy be taken during egd if one is taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Generally not: It's not advisable because of the risk of bleeding, but like everything else in medicine and life, every case is different, and there may be extenuating circumstances that make the risk/benefit ratio reasonable. ...Read more

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Can I take the enzyme nattokenease after I stop taking Plavix (clopidogrel) to prevent clots?

Can I take the enzyme nattokenease after I stop taking Plavix (clopidogrel) to prevent clots?

Nattokenease: This enzyme is made from fermented soy. It does have anti-clotting properties but it is not know if it is safe and effective for preventing clots. In other words there have not been controlled studies to test it. If you have already had clots I would be leary to use this. I would stay with the known medications your doctor recommends you take. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I take Cialis while taking plavix (clopidogrel)? I had a stent put in a month ago. See question

Can I take Cialis while taking plavix (clopidogrel)? I had a stent put in a month ago. See question

I: I think the real issue here is not one of a drug interaction, but rather one of your heart health. Ed agents can cause problems for heart patients, both in terms of reduced cardiac blood flow and the increased stress on the heart that comes with sexual activity.

I would recommend that you discuss with your cardiologist whether your heart is ready for you to resume sexual activity. ...Read more

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How are people treated if they develop ulcers while taking Plavix (clopidogrel)? Is Plavix (clopidogrel) discontinued?

Depends: Depends upon why Plavix (clopidogrel) is being taken. If right after stenting stopping Plavix (clopidogrel) very dangerous thus careful (daily) monitoring for blood in stools is necessary while ulcers are treated with Proton Pump inhibitors (like Prilosec) plus H2 Blockers (like Pepcid) is the usual way to go! If Plavix (clopidogrel) being used for peripheral vascular disease or stroke prevention it may be discontinued until
ulcer heals ...Read more

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Can you take krill oil while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

See below: One of the side of krill oil is that it can cause slow clotting of blood so pls use with caution with Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) as these medications can cause bleeding as well. Consultwith your doctor before starting any supplements. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hormones after having a stroke and taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is it safe to take hormones after having a stroke and taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Hormones & stroke: Which hormones are you talking about? Do you mean female hormones like estradiol? You should discuss the risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you drink a cup of passion flower tea a day while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and 81mg asprin?

Passion flower: Yes. Passion flower tea compound has calming, sleep inducing and muscle relaxing effects. Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) show effect on platelets. ...Read more

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How much bruising is too much when taking plavix (clopidogrel)? How do you know if your taking too much?

Plavix (clopidogrel): The answer to that question resides with your doctor. In general if you have spontaneous bleeding you are taking too much. Your specific situation should be discussed with your dr., out in the cloud drs. Don't have your specific data base. ...Read more

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When is it safe for a heart patient to stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

When is it safe for a heart patient to stop taking plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Discuss this with your physician. The drug is discontinued if the risk to your health of bleeding outweighs the benefit of the drug to inhibit platelets from forming clots. ...Read more

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75yr old Taking plavix (clopidogrel) after stroke consultant said have to avoid Dark Green Vegetables brussel sprouts, brocolli what is the true ans?

This makes no sense: This is the 2nd time this has come up in the last few days. The prohibition re these vegetables applies to warfarin, not clopidogrel. They are rich in vitamin K. Warfarin inhibits vitamin K synthesis. Clopidogrel is a platelet inactivator. Its mechanism of action has NOTHING to do with vitamin K. And a "stroke consultant" is saying this? You need to question it and him/her. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stomach biopsy to heal while taking Plavix (clopidogrel)?

No Change: Plavix (clopidogrel) dos enot affect wound healing. You are more prone to bleeding when taking plavix (clopidogrel) and if there is no bleeding a wound woul dheal in the same time frame as someone not taking plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a tooth pulled while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin?

Help! Is it possible to have a tooth pulled while taking plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin?

Yes: Yes and it's done on a routine basis. Your dentist should consult with the physician who has you on these medications and either the dosage will be adjusted, stopped temporarily or can be done with no change in the medications depending upon the individual circumstances. ...Read more

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I am taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and I will have to add some Aspirin for a month. I have erosive gastritis. What should I do?

All depends: The most important factor is why you are taking the Plavix (clopidogrel). Some indications such as peripheral artery disease may not be as strong as others, i.e.recent stroke. Erosive gastritis is a serious risk for bleeding; your doctor (s) will want to weight the benefit of Plavix (clopidogrel)/aspirin against the risk for you. Options include no anti-coagulation to other alternatives including heparin. Work with your doc! ...Read more

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I have not been taking plavix (clopidogrel) like I was supposed to for a heart stent. It's been 6 months, would it be too late to start?

I have not been taking plavix (clopidogrel) like I was supposed to for a heart stent. It's been 6 months, would it be too late to start?

Depends: There are 2 types of stents: medicated and unmedicated. Medicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one year. Unmedicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one month. If you have a medicated stent, it may be appropriate to restart plavix (clopidogrel). This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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If a patient has an pt of 60.1 and is taking plavix (clopidogrel) for atrial fibrillation, what orders would you take? Would you discontinue the plavix (clopidogrel)?

Coagulation defect: With a pt of 60 your risk of bleeding is high. Why you have it is a problem. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an anti platelet agent but at the risk of bleeding you have I would stop it. Your doctor has to talk to you and find out all the medicine you are taking, evaluate your liver and your coagulation system to find out why you have coagulopathy. ...Read more

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Would I be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication I'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and I would like fat removed from my butt

Would I be eligible for ultrasonic liposuction with the medication I'm taking? I am a woman in my 40's. I am no longer taking warfarin, but I am taking plavix (clopidogrel) as part of my anticoagulant drug regimen and I would like fat removed from my butt

Maybe...: You will need to make sure that you are medically fit to proceed with elective surgery. Also, you will need to make sure that you are off all blood thinners. The doctors who know you best will be able to evaluate your situation and provide you with recommendations based on safety first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm taking plavix (clopidogrel). What laxative or stool softener is safe to take with it?

I'm taking plavix (clopidogrel). What laxative or stool softener is safe to take with it?

Any one: Plavix (clopidogrel) is used to thin the blood. Tou should avoid things that increase your risk of bleeding. Any stool softener a or laxative is okay to use. ...Read more

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How would be a patient taking Plavix (clopidogrel) treated if he/she got a stomach ulcer? Would Plavix (clopidogrel) be quitted/changed with something else?

Plavix (clopidogrel) stopped: Yes, Plavix (clopidogrel) would be discontinued in this situation. Unfortunately it is really not safer than aspirin when it comes to risk for bleeding from ulcers. In this situation all factors would be considered: reason/need for anti-coagulation, how strong is it, etc. Options would include no anti-coagulation, low or intermediate dose aspirin, self-administered shots/heparin, or warfarin/Coumadin. ...Read more

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A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis. One DES. Taking Plavix (clopidogrel). 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

A stroke/heart attack patient with chronic erosive gastritis. One DES. Taking Plavix (clopidogrel). 3 more stents and asprin to be added in the future. Suggestions?

Work with an integra: Tive medicine doctor to get the lifestyle and mind/body/spirit connection going to prepare for better health. Many things wrong here that need to be corrected now that could help the success of future procedures. 3 more stents is a lot, and indicates the level of need for prevention and treatment to ensure longevity. Looking globally and each organ system is important! ...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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