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My mom ran out of plavix (clopidogrel) and hasn't taken it for 4 days. Her neurologist told her to take 4 at one time to make up for it is this safe?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Unknown
The effects of Plavix (clopidogrel) on blood clotting are present for up to a week.
The usual recommendation is to resume the usual Plavix (clopidogrel) dose if dosing has been interrupted for any reason such as surgery or unavailability of the medication. Additional doses are most likely not more beneficial.

In brief: Unknown
The effects of Plavix (clopidogrel) on blood clotting are present for up to a week.
The usual recommendation is to resume the usual Plavix (clopidogrel) dose if dosing has been interrupted for any reason such as surgery or unavailability of the medication. Additional doses are most likely not more beneficial.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe necessary
If she is at very high risk of stroke, it would be reasonable to take 4 tabs of Plavix (clopidogrel) to compensate for the missed doses.
The risk of bleeding is always there, but it's just a matter of balancing risk/benefit. 300mg of Plavix (clopidogrel) is recommended initially in acute coronary syndrome. So the dose is not unreasonable.

In brief: Maybe necessary
If she is at very high risk of stroke, it would be reasonable to take 4 tabs of Plavix (clopidogrel) to compensate for the missed doses.
The risk of bleeding is always there, but it's just a matter of balancing risk/benefit. 300mg of Plavix (clopidogrel) is recommended initially in acute coronary syndrome. So the dose is not unreasonable.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Thats a bit strange
Ask the pharmacist too! before doing this.

In brief: Thats a bit strange
Ask the pharmacist too! before doing this.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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