How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

Acid inhibitors. Plavix, (clopidogrel) especially when taken with Aspirin as it often is, can cause stomach bleeding. If this is a risk, you can lessen it by taking a strong acid suppressor such as omeprazole. While there has been controversy about interactions between these drugs and plavix, (clopidogrel) the best evidence says that it is more of a theoretical than real problem.
Take with food. Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.

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How does one prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to bloodthinner plavix (clopidogrel)?

It doesn't... Plavix does not cause inflammation of the stomach lining. If you have inflammation it is from some other cause, like helicobacter pylori infection. If your stomach burns after taking plavix, take it on a full stomach. Talk to a G.I. Specialist and have an endoscopy, they may give you a proton pump inhibitor or cytotec (misoprostol). Read more...

Can Plavix (clopidogrel) prevent a blood clot forming due to AF? Can't take anticoagulants.

Plavix (clopidogrel) and afib. ACTIVE trial -Plavix (clopidogrel) +ASA(100) reduced vascular event ( stroke, MI, embolism) in AF with bleeding comparable to warfarin,but ACTIVE W trial noted warfarin was superior to ASA + Plavix (clopidogrel) in preventing vascular events. That said The AHA does not recommend adding Plavix (clopidogrel) to ASA. The first choice is warfarin followed by dabigitran, apixaban and rivaroxaban.ASA would be last. Talk to a cardiologist. Read more...

Can you tell me if I could take oxaprozin 600 mg if I am on the blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg?

With caution. They can be used together but the risk of bleeding is increased so the benefit must be weighed against the risk. Read more...
NSAID. Oxaprozin is an anti-inflammaory medication which can have synergistic effect with Plavix (clopidogrel) and may lead to increased tendency to bleeding, especially stomach bleeding. Plavix (clopidogrel) should not be combined with any NSAID medication for safety. Please inform your physician that you are taking Plavix (clopidogrel). Read more...

If a person, senior citizen, is on a blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) or baby asperin, does a wound take longer to heal?

Not usually. Asprin and Plavix (clopidogrel) really shouldn't cause wound complications. I would be more worried about any underlying atherosclerosis causing poor wound healing (as that is likely why you are on Aspirin and plavix). Read more...
Not necessarily . Blood thinners such as Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin do not impair normal wound healing. As one ages- definitely the wound healing capability is impaired. This is secondary to higher rates of diabetes, cv disease, and other metabolic disorders. Read more...