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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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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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Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Parsley tea? is it safe for someone with coronary artery disease, heart attacks(2), and on warfarin and Plavix (clopidogrel) treatments? I have a valve replacement

Probably, but:: Medscape interactions database states: "parsley increases effects of warfarin by pharmacodynamic synergism. Minor or non-significant interaction. Theoretical interaction." Based on this I would recommend safe but suggest limiting perhaps to 1 cup a day.No interaction with Plavix (clopidogrel) reported. ...Read more

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Can you take lovenox, (enoxaparin) plavix & cumadin at the same time. ( older patient with heart history?

Can you take lovenox, (enoxaparin) plavix & cumadin at the same time. ( older patient with heart history?

Yes: Plavix is fine. Lovenox and Coumadin (warfarin) go together for a few days and then the Lovenox is usally stopped once the Coumadin (warfarin) settles in. Usually the Lovenox and Coumadin (warfarin) are monitored by your doctor or coagulation clinic. Plavix with either is fine. ...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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My father is a heart patient with dilated cardiomyopathy. Is it safe to use amifru?

My father is a heart patient with dilated cardiomyopathy. Is it safe to use amifru?

Yep. : Amifru is a combination of two medications that cause one to move fluid out by urinating, keeping it from backing up in the lungs. ...Read more

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Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Talk to doctor: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can help persistent hiccups, but you should ask the prescribing physician about giving it to a particular patient. Some heart patients have arrhythmias, and one's personal cardiologist would be best to answer that question. ...Read more

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