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

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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


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Hello, is it alright to take plavix (clopidogrel) every other day or half pill daily, if it is the only way to reduce bruises that appear on skin? Thank you!

Plavix (clopidogrel): No. It should be every day. There are blood tests now to evaluate the efficacy due to genetic variances and drug interactions. Avoid Aspirin and non steroidal agents with this if possible. ...Read more

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I am starting to bruise easily due to plavix (clopidogrel). What can I do to protect myself?

I am starting to bruise easily due to plavix (clopidogrel). What can I do to protect myself?

Talk to your Doctor: Some people tend to bruise much easier than others. The medicine is working but the bruising and constant injury that occurs from it will cause over time damage to your skin and soft tissues. You can try and protect your self but it is impossible to avoid all contact. You need to discuss the need for the Plavix (clopidogrel) and if there are any alternatives with your doctor. Aditional blood test are needed. ...Read more

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Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

Is there anything that I can eat or drink that will help offset the bruising caused by the medication plavix (clopidogrel)?

YES but confusing: Probably anytime is reasonable to begin arnica therapy if ok with your physician. As stated it is controversial and not uniformly recommended. Furthermore there is great confusion about the best form to deliver therapy such as oral or topical preparations. On top of that there are probably hundreds of oral versions each claiming to be more effective than the other so the confusion is multiplied. ...Read more

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My husband has 3 medicine coated stents and has been on plavix (clopidogrel) since. How long does he have to stay on plavix (clopidogrel)? His bruising and bleeding is unreal!

Typically : The recommendation after receiving drug coated stents is dual antiplatelet therapy for 1 year. That is Aspirin and drugs like plavix (clopidogrel). Certainly there will be exceptions for many reasons. See your cardiologist before stopping any meds. There is a real risk of the stent thrombosing if Plavix (clopidogrel) is stopped too soon. ...Read more

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Taking clopidogrel.One bruise is like a mini chequer board ie. Bruises couple mm big with white inbetween, is it normal to get such bruises?

Harmless bruises : It is common for people to bruise when they are on anticoagulants or on antiplatelet agents like clopidogril (plavix) or even Aspirin in some people. Depending on the pressure which caused the bruise, and the location of the small veins in the skin, all these shapes are possible. However, such bruises are harmless and need be of no concern. If very large bruises occur, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When taking clopidogrel & aspirin, how large a bruise is a cause of concern ?

When taking clopidogrel & aspirin, how large a bruise is a cause of concern ?

See primary MD: Bruise is not an issue on it's own, unless it start compressing nerves. If you have any associated numbness, then it may be an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Plavix (Definition)

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