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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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Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)? I heard that is not a good drug combination

Is it safe to take plavix and cymbalta (duloxetine)?  I heard that is not a good drug combination

With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read more

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I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug(inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

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After placement of four drug eluting stents two years ago I have been on plavix (clopidogrel) since and want to quit. My cardiologist is ambivilant. Help.?

Risk benefit: Are you on Aspirin too? The standard of care is to cover with both Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for atleast a year and then be on Aspirin lifelong. But if you have no other problems ( GI bleed etc) you must continue to be on both the drugs. If you are only on Plavix (clopidogrel), then you must continue to take it ... to prevent future cardiovascular events. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

Is plavix (clopidogrel) a good drug for asthmatic patients with o type blood?

It is good if indica: Plavix (clopidogrel) has nothing to do with blood group or with asthma. It is useful as a antiplatelet(blood thinning medicine) drug. Your cardiologist would know it best if you have a cardiac or vascular problem. ...Read more

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In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

In what sense the new plavix (clopidogrel) replacement drug is better for CAD patients?

More potent: Plavix (clopidogrel) now has competitor drugs. Effient (prasugrel) is more potent at inhibiting platelets, which prevents clots, but this also leads to higher bleeding risk (double-edged sword). Ticagrelor is another agent with proven benefits similar to Plavix (i.e. Heart attack risk reduction), and seems to be more potent without increasing bleeding, but verdict is out still. ...Read more

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Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents(i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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