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What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence.
You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: It depends

Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence.
You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor.
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Multiple Choices

Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best choice for people who cannot tolerate aspirin.

In brief: Multiple Choices

Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best choice for people who cannot tolerate aspirin.
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