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What pain medicine is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel)?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin

Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc.
.Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Avoid NSAIDs/Aspirin

Nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids-such as motrin/aleve) and aspirin-based analgesic can interact with Plavix (clopidogrel) and increases risk of bleeding/stomach and intestinal ulcers/performation etc.
.Otherwise narcotic pain killers (some mixed with tylenol) are ok to take while being on plavix (clopidogrel). Like all medicine, use the smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck.
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Acetaminophen/tylenol is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel).
Nsaids like Ibuprofen is risky as it can increase risk of bleeding particularly if taken repeatedly over days.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Acetaminophen/tylenol is safe to take with plavix (clopidogrel).
Nsaids like Ibuprofen is risky as it can increase risk of bleeding particularly if taken repeatedly over days.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Any pain med

Unless you have some serious bleeding disorder, severe liver ir kidney disease, or allergy, any pain medication can be used in conjunction with plavix (clopidogrel).

In brief: Any pain med

Unless you have some serious bleeding disorder, severe liver ir kidney disease, or allergy, any pain medication can be used in conjunction with plavix (clopidogrel).
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