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I had 3 stents in after having 2 heart attacks in 5 day period. Was put on plavix (clopidogrel) and some other meds but can not afford to take them. No insurance.

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Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Dont stop

If you stop the Plavix (clopidogrel) too early it could cause a blood clot and a major heart attack.
Hopefully the doctors know about your insurance situation and gave you the noncoated stents that only need 1 month of Plavix (clopidogrel) rather than a year. The doctor or hospital social worker should be able to help find you some free samples of Plavix (clopidogrel) or a related pill.

In brief: Dont stop

If you stop the Plavix (clopidogrel) too early it could cause a blood clot and a major heart attack.
Hopefully the doctors know about your insurance situation and gave you the noncoated stents that only need 1 month of Plavix (clopidogrel) rather than a year. The doctor or hospital social worker should be able to help find you some free samples of Plavix (clopidogrel) or a related pill.
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Patient Assistance

Most of the drug companies offer a patient assistance program based upon financial need.
Your pharmacist may know how to access them for you. They are available as well on the company websites.

In brief: Patient Assistance

Most of the drug companies offer a patient assistance program based upon financial need.
Your pharmacist may know how to access them for you. They are available as well on the company websites.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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