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How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.

Ppi. It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium (esomeprazole) ... Read more...

I think my unintended weight loss, stomach pain and loss of appetite may be caused by Plavix, (clopidogrel) which I've been taking for 7 months after a heart attack and a DES in LAD. I was already taken off Aspirin. What should I do?

Drug effect. Though possible, given recent published data you should stay on dual antiplatelet agents for up to 3 years after such a stent,fortunately there are a variety of drug options available,As stopping aspirin did not apparently resolve your symptoms then you should go back to it,see your cardiologist re other drug options.Also it is CRITICAL that other causes of weight loss be fully evaluated by an MD. Read more...

Is it possible to take only Plavix (clopidogrel) and not Aspirin after coronary stenting? I have erosive gastritis and DES in LAD after heart a, need 3 more stents.

Anti platelet Rx. We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement. Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) is continued later if no contraindication to that. The erosive gastritis is a significant problem and the appropriate step(s) in this case need to be considered with risks and benefits to the treatments by those with the most information about the patient. Read more...

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin . It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. . Read more...

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...

An 89 yr male had heart attack 1mth after stroke he is in Afib taking clopidogrel aspirin. Hospital doctor wants to give a third anti-Coagulation, Risk?

Anticoagulantion. An anticoagulation alone is enough. The only reason plavix might be needed is if there was a recent coronary stent. No need for all three, that would significantly increase bleeding risk. Read more...

Therapist told mom to take citalopram. Had heart angio and stents 2 months ago! Uses plavix (clopidogrel) metaprolol and asprin! Is it ok to use citalopram? Dosage?

Celexa (citalopram) The usual starting dose is 20mg once daily. I feel that collaboration between the cardiologist and the psychiatrist is advisable in this case in view of your mom's cardiac condition as high doses of citalopram have been associated with cardiac rhythm disorders. There is probably no harmful cardiac effects in the low doses, however. Read more...

I had a heart attack 6 years ago and currently I take lisinopril, clopidogrel, ecotrin (aspirin) and metoprolol and atorvastatin at night. Can I take melatonin?

Yes, but . . . While there's some debate regarding prolonged combined use of aspirin & clopidogrel, your combination of meds is pretty much standard of care despite mention of interactions at http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=243-0,276-0,705-0,1476-0,1548-0,1615-0, tho luckily none w/melatonin. More important fact is for you to discuss all meds w/your prescribing doc or Family Doc. Read more...
No problem. This can help with resetting your internal clock so that sleep is more easily accomplished. It will not interact with the other medications you are taking. Read more...