Plavix and aspirin side effects

Common Questions and Answers about Plavix and aspirin side effects


I had a minor stroke early july with surgery about 10 days later for a 70% clogged artery on the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> of my neck. Iwas placed on 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> as well continue with a baby <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span>. I do show some side effects of plavix like itching as well as the blue and purple bruise looking spots all of which I will be pointing out to my doctor on my appointment next week. Before hand though I would like to know 'do I have to stay on plavix and for how long? Is there another drug instead of plavix?
This is a drug that has serious repercussions on health, serious <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> should only be administered to people at high risk for blood clots. For the patient that you inquired about, it may be helpful, but they shouldn't be passing this stuff out to the general public like aspirin, which it is not. You can't have a healthy endothelial system without healthy blood. There is a reason for platelet aggregation and it should only be tampered with in the very high risk population.
The recommended treatment for DES implants is dual therapy of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> up to a year. Combining <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> increases the risk of bleeding vs. aspirin alone in patients treated for more than a brief period of time. That is the regimen followed for my DES implant. f you are in this category a prior MI and unstable angina:" In the CAPRIE trial, clopidogrel (plavix) was equivalent to aspirin for patients with a recent (but not acute) MI.
I have to say, Jim, that a full 325 mg aspirin plus 150 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> is a gorilla dose. As a caveat... When taking my 75mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 81mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> 1 1/2 years ago, I developed a bowel obstruction which led to emergency surgery. There were no options, the surgery had to take place, and quickly as I showed signs of kidney failure, a BNP test showed my heart was affected, etc.
My husband just had a non-cardiac related surgery and the doctor wants him to stay off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> for 10 more days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> for 14 days. He's already been off for six. What are the possible side effects?
My advice would be to fear a heart blockage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> more than I'd fear a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effect. They can be managed. Heart attacks are a very big deal, believe me, they trump side effect fears. Best wishes.
//<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span>-effects.html Natural alternative: Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) enzyme extracted and highly purified from a traditional Japanese food called Natto. Nattokinase enhances our body’s natural ability to fight blood clots, and has an advantage over blood thinners because it has a prolonged effect without side effects.
An Italian study found there was a 45% decrease in sudden cardiac death in patients who suffered a heart attack when taking 3 omega pills a day plus a baby <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span>. What they found was that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> enhances the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of omega, in that instead of 6 pills a day to get the required amount, you only need to take 3. In Europe there are new studies starting which will evaluate the effects of aspirin because this drug doesn't seem to be having the desired effect.
, my cardiologist put me on 75mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> daily. After six month's on it, I don't notice any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, other than It takes longer for a wound to stop bleeding. It seems to me that nature might have a reason for platelet aggregation, other than just to stop a wound from bleeding. Are there long term side effects or dangers from using plavix? Because it's a relatively new drug, does anyonne really know what the effect of many years of continued use will have?
, at 50%. I am taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> 75 mg, Lipitor 80 mg, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> 85 mg, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Ramipiril 2.5 mg. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> also have to wear a Nirto patch 2 mg. since having the angioplasty. In addition, I take 15 mg of codine for an unrelated problem with my foot to control pain. I have been having many side effects and need some expert advice.
I and many others have abruptly stopped without <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. I continue with a baby <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> daily for CAD. There is a risk/benefit for the blood medication, and the doctor is in the best position to know and evaluate the risk of bleeding with the upcoming intervention...I believe diabetes is a major factor in any decision. We have to trust our doctors, if not worthy of trust change doctors. You should be alright so don't worry.
My consultant recently prescribed me plavix/Clopidogrel to take with aspirin following possible TIAs. I have been taking 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span>, 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>/clopidogrel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 15mg lansoprazole daily for just over a week. Yesturday every time I bent down (quite a lot as I have a baby) or stood up too quick I have been suffering a dizzy feeling and it sometimes takes me a while to get my head together.
If your doctor told you to take it, take it, unless you are having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> maybe? (Stomach problems?) Discuss this with your doctor please. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> is used to prevent blood clots, and so is very useful in preventing heart disease, i.e. heart attack and stroke. If you need to stop taking it, there are other drugs you can take instead (plavix) and there are also forms of aspirin that aren't absorbed until after they pass into the small intestine, so they don't hurt your stomach.
* Do not take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> together. Do not take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> with Nexilum, Prevacid or Prilosec. * <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> has serious side effects, one of which is mental confusion. Another serious side effect is ulcers. Counterintuitive as it may sound, another serious side effect is stroke.
It was then that I started on blood pressure meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>, etc. It was by choice that I stopped taking the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>. I know the doctors would prefer that I continue with this, but I don't care for the side effects. I felt great until last summer when I wasn't able to walk. There was a heat wave in this part of Texas and I couldn't tolerate the intense heat. I tried, butended up a sweating mess.
You may want to check w/ your doc, but I believe Lovenox can be used during breastfeeding, but not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> (clopidogrel) is a taken once a day with similar antiplatelet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span>. Both lovenox and plavix are category B in pregnancy, which means they've done animal studies which indicate no fetal risk, but no human studies available; or adverse effects in animals, but not in well-controlled human studies.
I was also on Omeprazole with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> both times. My Doc said the evidence is weak, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if it does reduce the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>, then it's only slight. Until more conclusive studies are done, who knows.
Always consult with your local Pharmacist on drug interactions <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, they are your experts. Be sure to mention other medications too.
I had 4 stents put in 2 yrs ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my cardioligist said i have to be on plavix forever and i am onlt 46
If you do not want to suffer a heart attack or stroke, you need to take the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span>. Lipitor is a cholesterol medication that have proven studies showing reducing cholesterol and reducing some cholesterol buildup already there. The medications are your life line and you need to take them as prescribed by your doctor. Are you having current side effects from the medications?
His conclusion was that I needed one blood thinner, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the best for stents is obviously the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so that one was chosen. After stopping the aspirin things settled down a lot.
I take aspirin daily prior to CHF.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>aspirin</span> for preventing stroke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other serious vascular events in high vascular risk patients. Up to one year after a stent implant, plavix and aspirin are the recommended protocol as statistics have shown a high risk for clot. The anticoagulant coumadin and the antiplatelet agent aspirin have been shown to have similar benefits after myocardial infarction.
Researchers have found that Nattokinase is four times more potent than plasmin, works more effectively than warfarin drugs, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> doesn’t produce any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. On the other hand, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> associated with warfarin (such as Coumadin®) blood thinners are numerous and well documented.
Had multiple stents (4) placed four (4) years ago, two in LAD with no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> good nuclear and stress test results over this period. Am currently taking plavix/aspirin/Coreg/Altace. Need arthroscopic repair on knee but concerned over cessating of plavix. One cardiologist recommended ending plavix entirely, second (same practice) would rather wait for a large study about to be completed. Suggestions?
All I can suggest is asking the surgeon WHY he/she wants you off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>? Is there an increased risk of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>? Or complications? You seem very educated on your medical issues, as one would expect after managing this disease for 50 years (congratulations on that), so your surgeon ought to give you the sort of detailed, intelligent answer you need-- and he should hear you if your reasons for staying on it seem more important.
The above mentioned <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> are very bothersome <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I don't know if they are from Losartan or...just need time? From your expirience: looking for BP medications with good proven record and less side effects? Do I still have to take beta blockers for the rest of my life or there is another alternative- I understand they are very useful after a heart attack but I feel horrible.Statins and plavix do not give me any trouble so far. Any opinion and advise will be greatly appreciated.
ya right... So they put another stent in me ..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> back on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>plavix</span>….bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> started again….. So this time after the year was up I did not stop the plavix from fear of another attack I weaned myself off plavix for the next 5 years to be safe ..from a 3/4 pill to 1/2 a pill to a 1/4 pill for last 2 years .. I stopped the ¼ pill of plavix on dec 1 /2013 …no more chest pains / aching joints giant bruising ... Well I had another heart attack on feb 8th 2014... same old story ..