Plavix in pregnancy

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Hi Monica, I've never taken Plavix throughout a pregnancy, but I believe Lovenox is probably more expensive than Plavix (ie. lovenox is based on your weight. But if you weigh about 130 lbs, you'll need Lovenox 60mg syringes and a quantity of 10 syringes can cost about $1000 or more depending on which pharmacy). Plavix is available as generic now (clopidogrel) - generic is equally effective as brand name, but saves you a lot of money.
hello, I'm am 28 years old and I had a fetal death at 10 weeks in August of 2006 and in December 2006, I was rushed to the emergency because I had a ''mini stoke '' or as doctors call it a (TIA). They did all kinds of labs and genectic testing and there was no known cause for the TIA or stoke. they did put me on Plavix a blood thinner that I have to take once a day I'm guessing for life and also taking Folic Acid. Here I am 6 months later and want to get pregnant again.
Mine said I should be fine,but I for sure would have to be on blood thinner (2 shots in my stomach every day)! What kind of meds are you still on?
They were supposed to put Plavix on the generic list, but that was in February, and we're still waiting! Hubby needs it too.
when i had my last daughter almost 12 yrs ago i was considered high risk cuz of going into pre term labor wit my first daughter in '90....and in '96 i had 3 blood clots in my lungs so during the last pregnancy i had to inject myself wit heparin 2-4 times daily thru pout and for 6 wks after...i went to the drs 3days a wk the entire pregnancy...and im sure my drs would tell me its risky to have another...but ive defied the odds thus far...i was born wit a hole in my heart and an aneurysm...
I am on Plavix at the moment but that isnt tested in pregnancy so they reccomend that I go on asprin when I am trying and all through my pregnancy. I was at the Dr's yesterday and he said it was my pill that caused the clot. I am no longer on any contraception and therefore have minimised my risk of having another stroke. My Dr seems to think I wont have any problems trying as I dont have high blood pressure or any underlying problems.
Hey, I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant. I had a stroke in February 2009 (age 23) which was said due to birth control, on the left side. No previous health problems at all and all the tests came back normal. No complications whatsoever. I was diagnosed having aphasia and had to go to 3 months to learn how to speak, write, and read again. Has anyone have anything close to this happen to them, or any advice that can help..
At the ER they told me I was having a heart attack, and treated me with baby aspirins, tryglicerides, morphine and plavix. I stayed about 30 minutes in that ER and was transported to another ER were I had an arterial cath done, nothing was found, no blockage, no blood clots or narrowing. Blood tests and EKG showed I had a moderate heart attack, and the cardiologist that I saw said I had a moderate heart attack.
Is it safe to switch from aspirin to either Heparin or Plavix this late in the pregnancy? Am I at significant risk for another stroke with no anticogulant in my system, especially during the 2 weeks prior to the birth? Has/Will the aspirin harm the baby? Any advice you may offer is welcomed. We consult with our docs next week.
what are the risks to me and my baby if I get pregnant? Also, should I stay on aspirin or Plavix during pregnancy or seek another form of anticoagulation (lovenox)?
and the increase blood flow from the pregnancy was pushing against it. I was in no danger but they decided it was best I have a C section and not have any stress from delivering the baby vaginally. that is what I did, and I had an uneventful pregnancy after that and delivered a healthy baby boy who is now going on 4. Best of luck, Make sure you askk around for neurologist who specialize in stokes as well.
It is time for us to make birthing and delivery plans regarding medications, anesthesia, and any other considerations. My neurologist has been suggesting a switch to Plavix. I do not wish to change meds mid-pregnancy. My OB Specialist reviewed all other options including Heparin, Plavix, and simple discontinuing the aspirin 2 weeks prior to the anticipated delivery date- either at 38 weeks for an elective C-section...or a vaginal birth with anesthesia at 40 weeks term.
Right now I'm taking aspirin and Plavix, and I had 2 stents placed in my left carotid artery after the stroke. I'm a member of a carotid artery dissection group and there are some members in that group whose dissections were a result of giving birth. I would assume if I were to have a child that I would have a C-section, but does being pregnant after already having had one stroke increase your risk for another stroke?
Use Plavix during pregnancy only if absolutely necessary. Do not breastfeed while taking Plavix, since the drug may appear in breast milk. Hopefully someone else here will have more information for you!!!
I just started experiencing this in the last year. I had a twins about 3 1/2 years ago and gained 90 lbs during the pregnancy - not sure if that has anything to do with it. The pregnancy wrecked havoc on the rest of my body! :) It only happens occassionaly when I bend over at an extreme angle. If anyone has any updates, I would love to know what is happening on the inside. Thanks!
While I agree Plavix caused me problems, my RUQ episode was textbook biliary colic. 4 years ago after pregnancy I had a week of clay-colored stools and RUQ pain after eating potato chips. No labs were done and US found no stones. I avoided fatty foods for years and had no other problems until now. I also had one recent episode 8 weeks ago involving taking IB & APAP over 5 days for sore throat where I got bruising, fatigue, frequent urination, and muscle weakness.
What are the implications of changing medication this late in pregnancy? What risks are present if I elect to discontinue the aspirin as suggested for the 2 weeks, then resume after the birth? Is Plavix or Heparin "better" medications to consider at this point and will I be able to take either through delivery of the baby? If birth control is the most likely cause of the stroke, is the likelihood that I will have another stroke still as high? Any advice you may offer is welcomed.
I had my third child about 9 months ago and had had some trouble with varicose and spider veins in the pregnancy and now after. I called the cardiologist that looked at my veins previosly and asked her nurse about it today. She was clueless. She thought that it sounded like hormones and a hot flash. But that sounds weird in the leg. She said that a clot would most likely be bulging and painful. I am going to try the B vitamin, and if that doesn't work I will get some tests run.
my stroke was caused by birth control pills(bcp) as well. I take Plavix and was wondering if it is safe to take during pregnancy. It is important for you to maintain your blood thinners b/c if your stroke was caused by the estrogen in the BCP's, your blood needs to be thin so the estrogen from the pregnancy won't cause more blood clots....my Dr.
luckily, my neurointerventionalist was able to use the MERCI retrieval system and I have made a total recovery, I was only in the hospital 6 days! ANyway, now I have to take Plavix, and I'm considering getting pregnant again. It is scary b/c none of my doctors want to tell me "yes" or "no", they say it's up to me!! I don't want to take 2 Lovenox shots/day for 10months, but there's no studies about Plavix and pregnancy. Also, I hear epidurals are dangerous w/ anticoagulation.
it seems like maybe something is wrong with the parathyroid glands, maybe? They control calcium in the body which could explain the numbness in hands and the tingling/twitching. Google parathyroid gland disorder and check the symptoms against yours. Good luck to you.
I have six stents, two in the LAD, four in the RDA. My last stent was in May. In September I started experiencing SOB symptoms plus chest discomfort when exercising and reported it to my doctor's office at once. Quickly I was brought in for a stress test, but it was stopped after 45 seconds in the second stage. I was sent to the hospital for a Cath, and it revealed a Spontaneous dissection of the right coronary artery, very close to where the stent was placed in May.
Also, there will be extra weight and if you get water retention that will be hard on your heart, not to mention if you were to get toxemia which can be fatal. Pregnancy will definitely be a risk for you. Also, pregnancy can cause cholesterol in the gallbladder which could mean having to have the gallbladder removed after the baby is born. How much heart damage do you have from your previous heart attack? If you do not remember or know, make sure you ask your doctor.
This is the second time I've had a bladder infection in two months. The first time was when I was in the hospital. No catheter was used. They sent me home with a script for Septra and it cleared up with in 5 days. This time I'm on day 7 and I'm still having some pain and urgency. No burning during urination, just the pain and the need to urinate a lot. I'm really getting concerned. My Dr said to stay on the meds for 7 days and if I still had symptoms to see my Gynecologist.
I do have have signs of advanced small vessel disease in my MRI. Because of that I have been taking 325 mg Aspirin + 75 mg Plavix for about two years now. I also had a Lipoprotein test in the normal range of 11. This week I tested positive as homozygous A1298C (without the C677T mutation) and Positive for Cardiolipin AB Screen. My hemotologist has perscribed Folbic Tablets. What can you tell me about MTHFR and the homyzygous A1298C without the C677T mutation?
During a recent pregnancy, I developed a blood clot in my right leg and was told it could travel, possibly creating devasting consequences for myself and unborn child. I also began experiencing chest pain for the first time in my life, and couldn't walk or eat without feeling absolutely exhausted. After having two normal pregnancies, I knew something was wrong. I started out my third pregnancy ahead of the game, so to speak -- I was thin, well-conditioned and disease-free, or so I thought.
Hello all. I'm sorry, I'm new to this but need to whine for a minute. In the past I have had HELLP Syndrome (with my first pregnancy) which i'm told is an autoimmune disorder. I also had a blood clotting disorder during my 4th pregnancy that required me to take heparin shots twice a day. (due to elevated antiplasmin). That was 10 years ago. However, the past two years have been awful. I have a lot of vertigo which ENT docs thought might be Menieres disease. I had an abnormal ENT test.
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25 mg 2x a day and lisinipril 10 mg a day to help protect my heart and keep my bp down from a pregnancy induced cardiomyopathy. I have some dizziness probably from both and some short term memory issues from the coreg. Wondering if anyone else has had the memory issues w/coreg, glad my dose isn't any higher.
Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age. Tramadol may be habit-forming.
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