Plavix and aspirin side effects

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Avatar f tn I had a minor stroke early july with surgery about 10 days later for a 70% clogged artery on the left side of my neck. Iwas placed on 75mg plavix and as well continue with a baby aspirin. 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?
Avatar m tn So he should either stay on Plavix or switch completely to Aspirin. Plavix is more potent but also has more side effects than aspirin (bruizing, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach ulcers, etc). There have been a lot of tests about the safety of Plavix for prolonged periods. The outcomes were not always so positive for Plavix, so I would be glad to stop taking it when my doctor told me so.
Avatar m tn The recommended treatment for DES implants is dual therapy of aspirin and plavix up to a year. Combining plavix and aspirin 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.
Avatar n tn This is a drug that has serious repercussions on health, serious side effects, and 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.
Avatar m tn I have to say, Jim, that a full 325 mg aspirin plus 150 mg of Plavix is a gorilla dose. As a caveat... When taking my 75mg of Plavix and 81mg aspirin 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.
Avatar f tn My husband just had a non-cardiac related surgery and the doctor wants him to stay off of plavix for 10 more days and his aspirin for 14 days. He's already been off for six. What are the possible side effects?
Avatar n tn My advice would be to fear a heart blockage and take the Plavix more than I'd fear a Plavix side effect. They can be managed. Heart attacks are a very big deal, believe me, they trump side effect fears. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn // 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.
Avatar m tn 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 aspirin. What they found was that aspirin enhances the effects 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.
Avatar n tn , my cardiologist put me on 75mg of Plavix daily. After six month's on it, I don't notice any side effects, 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?
Avatar n tn , at 50%. I am taking Plavix 75 mg, Lipitor 80 mg, Aspirin 85 mg, and Ramipiril 2.5 mg. and 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.
Avatar f tn I and many others have abruptly stopped without side effects. I continue with a baby aspirin 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.
Avatar f tn been on 81mg aspirin and 75mg plavix since January21 and feel terrible have one medacade stent
Avatar n tn Are there any long-term bad side effects to ramipril? And your opinion to a combination of aspirin and Plavix to decrease the bloodclotting potential of just aspirin alone? Thank you. Ross I.
889293 tn?1241088724 My consultant recently prescribed me Plavix/Clopidogrel to take with Aspirin following possible TIAs. I have been taking 75mg Aspirin, 75mg Plavix/clopidogrel and 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.
Avatar n tn If your doctor told you to take it, take it, unless you are having side effects maybe? (Stomach problems?) Discuss this with your doctor please. Aspirin 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.
Avatar f tn It was then that I started on blood pressure meds and the aspirin and Plavix, etc. It was by choice that I stopped taking the Plavix. 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.
Avatar m tn * Do not take Plavix and aspirin together. Do not take Plavix with Nexilum, Prevacid or Prilosec. * Plavix 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.
Avatar n tn You may want to check w/ your doc, but I believe Lovenox can be used during breastfeeding, but not Plavix. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a taken once a day with similar antiplatelet effects as aspirin. 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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 I was also on Omeprazole with Plavix both times. My Doc said the evidence is weak, and if it does reduce the effects of plavix, then it's only slight. Until more conclusive studies are done, who knows.
Avatar n tn Always consult with your local Pharmacist on drug interactions and side effects, they are your experts. Be sure to mention other medications too.
Avatar f tn His conclusion was that I needed one blood thinner, and the best for stents is obviously the plavix and so that one was chosen. After stopping the aspirin things settled down a lot.
Avatar n tn I had 4 stents put in 2 yrs ago and my cardioligist said i have to be on plavix forever and i am onlt 46
Avatar m tn If you do not want to suffer a heart attack or stroke, you need to take the Plavix and aspirin. 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?
237039 tn?1264261657 Researchers have found that Nattokinase is four times more potent than plasmin, works more effectively than warfarin drugs, and doesn’t produce any side effects. On the other hand, the side effects associated with warfarin (such as Coumadin®) blood thinners are numerous and well documented.
Avatar n tn I take aspirin daily prior to CHF.. Plavix and aspirin for preventing stroke and 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.
Avatar m tn Had multiple stents (4) placed four (4) years ago, two in LAD with no side effects and 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?
1210142 tn?1266080631 The above mentioned side effects are very bothersome and 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.
Avatar n tn All I can suggest is asking the surgeon WHY he/she wants you off the Plavix? Is there an increased risk of side effects? 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.