Plavix and coumadin together

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what to do when one needs both Coumadin and Plavix. I am going to research this question more and hope to make a decision soon. Good Luck to both of you.
my husband is 51 years old and has had by-pass surgery,and has a mechanical valve and is having sever side effects from the coumadin. We need a safe alternative for coumadin without compromising his health. We are looking for a doctor to help support this transition.We reside in PA. and hope to find a medical doctor that will monitor this change, what is your opinion?
She has severe arthritis in one knee in particular and has difficulty rehabbing because the knee fills with blood due to the arthritis and she cannot get to the point of standing to do the therapy. The coumadin has left her depressed, dizzy, cold and overall loss of appetite. She wants to recover but this drug is very difficult. It comes to the point of quality of life...she is 77 years old and we want to start looking at something else besides coumadin? Any suggetions?
Could Plavix and asprin be used together to help with stroke prevention or is Plavix just as dangerous and Xeralto and Pradaxa?
The so-called blood thinner, also called an anti-coagulant are terms used interchangeably and the med in this context is to stop platelet formation...the cells in blood plasma from forming clots. They are most used in those who are at risk for heart attack, stroke, or aneurisms. A "blood thinner" can be composed of several different chemical formations. The most common blood thinner, and most often used is aspirin, taken in doses of 81mg per day, essentially one baby aspirin.
Should Coumadin and Plavix be taking daily together?
She's unemployed, has no healthcare, and lives with my husband and I and our 6 kids and I'm worried she will end up not taking her meds if she can't afford it.
Though the drugs of choice for a lupus anticoagulant are heparin and warfarin (coumadin), Plavix may be administered additionally to prevent arterial thrombotic episodes. Aggrenox has the same action as Coumadin. The choice of drug and management plan differs with different doctors and the risk factors of the patient. Please discuss the management plan with your doctor. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
He takes an aspirin a day as he was having recurrent TIAs and the risk on Coumadin was too great. He tried Plavix(was allergic) and Aggrenox which increased the headache frequency. We are just at a loss with his current neurologist and feel he is at a loss of what to do. We are seeing a new neurologist on Thursday with the hopes of finding something that will help.
I had an MI last week and two stents (in series) placed in my RCA. sent home on day three. heart funtioning OK. i have 20 - 30% blockage in 3 other arteries. I could not get a clear answer on diet as I am on 325 mg aspirin & 75 mg Plavix and concerned about vitamin K. I have shifted to essentially a vegan diet to sort out lipids as fast as possible during the critical first few months - no animal products at all - no pasta and junk carbo (Trig was almost 400 on admission).
I also don’t have to take the coumadin/warfarin (a blood thinner that has to be closely monitored and that apparently isn’t a whole lot of fun to be on) that people with stents have to take for two months post-procedure. Dr. Dake did give me two months worth of Plavix and baby aspirin (both are anticoagulants that prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together; their functional mechanism is different and additive).
He had a stent placed and after a long hospital stay, he was released on Plavix and other drugs. He has had several bouts of shortness of breath and has been hospitalized several times since then for complications of MRSA which affected all of is major organs. Las year he was realeased in July and his primary put him on Coumadin , once more as he was released with blood clots in his legs and had had a pulmonary embolism.
I refused to take plavix or coumadin and I'm only taking aspirin. I keep reading stuff that says aspirin is not at all helpful. My MRI shows that I already had some ministrokes?? Does anyone know the facts? Is aspirin useless under these circumstances?
If the blood thinner that you mention is Plavix, then Plavix is an anti-platelet (not a thinner like coumadin) just like aspirin. Many times when taken together it causes severe irritation to the stomach, and can cause intestinal bleeding. I myself cannot tolerate aspirin at all due to my former abuse of aspirin which caused ulcers. However I never miss my dose of Plavix. The manufacturers of your stent recommend taking aspirin and Plavix for one year after your stent placement.
It took a while to get diagnosed after multiple trips to the ER for similiear symptoms before landing in intensive care which led to the answer. I have had all these symptoms since and take coumadin,plavix,terazosin and lisinopril to control the TIA type symptoms. I also take occasional valium for residual dizziness(lessened as time goes on) and have developed asthma symptoms controlled by inhalers and clariten.
OMG, what an awful day, and an bunch more puzzle pieces. Now we just need someone to put them all together. I'm sorry for all the pain and discomfort and the weirdness of all the docs checking you out. Shots in the belly? Ouch!. So, when do you see the neuro? I wish they had "big picture" doctors, don't you? I hope you get some answers soon. Hey, you can't be recalled if they didn't send you a notice in the mail. Happy belated Mother's Day and Anniversary.
I was put on that after I had a stent put into my artery in my heart because the stent had caused a heart attack. They had to go back in and place a second stent that same night and because of the coumadin, the next morning I ALMOST DIED because I began to hemorrhage and my blood pressure dropped to 50/30 and it took them over 45 minutes to stop the hemorrhage and took 3 pints of blood to replenish my body. I was in ICU for 3 days.
He takes Coumadin to reduce his chance of stroke as stroke runs in his family history. If you have heart failure, the Coumadin may not be the answer as it may be too strong. Plavix might be a better answer if you are not already taken it. If it ends up that we are needing heart surgery, make sure to ask your doctor how many patients that have a triple valve replacement or repair actually survive.
Obviously, she is off birth control. She is using Toprol XL and Topamax for migraine prophylaxis, and has had no migraines since beginning this treatment. She is also taking aspirin daily (325mg). In retrospect, the combination of migraine, birth control, and PFO seems quite dangerous, based on what we can glean from the literature, although each factor singly is quite common.
Fish oil may enhance anti-platelet action of Aspirin and other NSAID's ( COX-1 type, Ibuprofen, others). Therefore, use of fish oil together with aspirin (especially daily low dose as used to prevent strokes and heart attacks) may be harmful. As with everything else you may read on this website, the decision to use fish oil or not in combination with these drugs must be taken by patient and nephrologist together, weighing potential risk and potential benefits.
When I tried to stand I nearly fell and had to grab the cubicle wall with my left hand , while calling out for help, nobody heard me until I felt like I was screaming, finally someone looked up saw me and called help, everybody says they didn't hear me, so I am not sure if I was making any sound or not, my lips and tongue were tingling and numb.
I was sent home with the instructions to take the bp meds and coumadin and get my INR checked. No other instructions. I can't find anyone with experience in this area other than patients who actually had a stroke. I have been having periods of headache and extreme dizziness. The worst part is the pounding in my ears and feeling of a head rush off and on when I'm just sitting at my desk at work!
i was wondering how often you are having check-ups and if you are on any blood thinning medication? i'm on plavix. would be great to hear from you since there are not a lot of people out there who have had SVC reconstruction. my e-mail is: ***@**** i'm 22 years old and live in germany.
Hi I'm 29 and I've suffered from 3 strokes - at 22, 24 and 26. I was on Coumadin for the last one and now take Fragmin and asprin. I've officially been categorized as a cryptogenic stroke patient aka we can't find anything that is to blame. I had residual affects from all 3 strokes and feel them when I'm tired or stressed but most of it now is phsycological and emotional. I'm really happy I found this forum as I have found no support groups etc to talk to.
The TIA occurred while I was off the birth control and while taking aspirin daily. I am now taking Plavix daily and no one seems to be able to tell me why this keeps happening. I just stumbled upon this site and cried while reading all of your comments. I cannot believe that I have been going through all this alone (I have a great husband and family but no one seems to really understand what I am going through) not knowing that there were some many women going through the same experieinces.
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