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Can Plavix replace Eloquis or Zarelto & is it milder than the two?

Can Plavix replace Eloquis or Zarelto & is it milder than the two?

No. Arterial vs veno: Plavix represents an entirely different class of blood thinners than Eliquis & Xarelto. Plavix (Clopidogrel) is an ARTERIAL blood thinner & stabilizes cholesterol plaques that are found in arteries. Eliquis / Xarelto are VENOUS (atrial) blood thinners that prevent pooled blood from clotting. The choice depends on the type of disease (arterial or venous?). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discuss. GL ...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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Half life of plavix 300 mg . Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?

Plavix: Since plavix' effect on platelets can last up to 10 days, the dose on resumption depends upon how long it was discontinued preoproperatively. If it was held for only a week or less,I would resume it at a one daily dose. Your pharmacist may be able to better answer your question,however. ...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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Best time to take plavix (clopidogrel)?

See below: No one time is better than another. Take daily. ...Read more

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What u think about plavix (clopidogrel)?

What u think about plavix (clopidogrel)?

Useful: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a very good medication for some conditions, and is a required medication for others (if you have a certain type of heart stent, for example). As with all medications, only careful discussion with your doctor can determine if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Is too much plavix (clopidogrel) harmful?

Plavix (clopidogrel): Plavix (clopidogrel) is used for specific purpose in specific doses. Some people do require more Plavix (clopidogrel) dose than others. Too much Plavix (clopidogrel) can be associated with too much bleeding. ...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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Who should not take Plavix (clopidogrel)?

Plavix (clopidogrel): "he use of PLAVIX (clopidogrel) is contraindicated in the following conditions: Hypersensitivity to the drug substance or any component of the product. Active pathological bleeding such as peptic ulcer or intracranial hemorrhage." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=19ebf09d-cf0d-4744-a874-a3a9f0b624b4 ...Read more

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How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

How long does plavix (clopidogrel) stay in system?

7 days : We usually ask patients to stop Plavix (clopidogrel) 7 days prior to a procedure to prevent bleeding . So the effect of Plavix (clopidogrel) lasts 7 days. ...Read more

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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

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Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Please describe the medication: plavix (clopidogrel)?

Anti platelet med : Clopidogrel is an anti platelet medication that irreversibly binds to a receptor on the platelet to make it have decreased capability of sticking to another platelet or the endothelial lining of a blood vessel. Used in the treatment of heart attacks and strokes to decrease recurrent events. ...Read more

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When do use Plavix (clopidogrel) and what is Plavix (clopidogrel)?

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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I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

I take plavix (clopidogrel) and I've been out for about 5days will it be all rigjt?

Possibly not: Especially if you are taking it due to placement of a drug coated stent within the last 12 months. If this is the case you are at increased risk of stent thrombosis. See yor doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it okay to change a plavix (clopidogrel) tab to a plavix (clopidogrel) injection?

Clopidogrel (Plavix): Clopidogrel is a platelet aggregation inhibitor; it is given to reduce blood clotting especially in arteries of the heart or brain. It is given orally and metabolized into a biologically active form. Clopidogrel can not be given by injection. ...Read more

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What are the maximum number of days for skipping Plavix (clopidogrel) without taking a risk?

Seven: it take seven to ten days for the plavix (clopidogrel) to be effective as a mild blood thinner and it take the same time to reverse the effect the closer you are to the seven days the less protection you have from the plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more