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Why would i be given Clopidogrel (Plavix (clopidogrel) ) for TIA when Warafin is reversible? Is Warafin Not indicated in in TIA for Carotid Artery Disease ?

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Clopidigrel has been carefully studied for prevention of stroke and heart attack, and seems to work well for local obstruction of blood vessels, but warfarin is an anti-coagulant designed to prevent blood clots at a distance from entering the brain circulation.
Warfarin does not seem to be risk advantageous for local TIA, and likely your doctor has made a reasonable choice.

In brief: Differences

Clopidigrel has been carefully studied for prevention of stroke and heart attack, and seems to work well for local obstruction of blood vessels, but warfarin is an anti-coagulant designed to prevent blood clots at a distance from entering the brain circulation.
Warfarin does not seem to be risk advantageous for local TIA, and likely your doctor has made a reasonable choice.
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