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Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?

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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Coumadin/dabigatran

You can not be on both because of increased risk of bleeding. With either Coumadin (warfarin) and dabigatran you do not need to be on plavix.

In brief: Coumadin/dabigatran

You can not be on both because of increased risk of bleeding. With either Coumadin (warfarin) and dabigatran you do not need to be on plavix.
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No.

Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet drug used mainly to prevent clots on coronary stents for up to a year after implantation.
Warfarin is used to prevent clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Alternatives are dabigatrin, xarelto and eliquis. The combination of clopidogrel + warfarin would be used for a patient with a fib who needed a stent. Bleeding risk is increased with this combination.

In brief: No.

Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet drug used mainly to prevent clots on coronary stents for up to a year after implantation.
Warfarin is used to prevent clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Alternatives are dabigatrin, xarelto and eliquis. The combination of clopidogrel + warfarin would be used for a patient with a fib who needed a stent. Bleeding risk is increased with this combination.
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