Plavix for blood clots

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Avatar n tn If a patient has drug eluding stent (DES) implant it is recommended that plavix (clopidogrel) be prescribed up to a year to help prevent blood clots with the implant. If one has A-fib there is a risk that blood clots can occur as blood may pool due to the very fast beat. Information regarding the use of the 2 anti-platelet together can present a problem and the source is
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 m tn Plavix may be recommended for patients that have a high risk for clots, and that risk exceeds the probability of excessive bleeding that can occur with plavix. Some heart conditions have a higher risk for clots such as arrythmia, etc. The doctor may want to treat for a long period of time. Hope this helps, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
1356561 tn?1277262820 Hello, Plavix is used to prevent blood clots after a recent heart attack or stroke, and in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels. You can go in the sun when on Plavix but make sure to apply a good sunscreen. Also when sitting on the swings, avoid sports or activities that could result in a bruising or bleeding injury. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I have seen alot of ads for plavix as a blood thinner for people with cardio problems. It said it could be used along with an aspirin or standalone product. Obviously I don't think this would be as effective as warfarin but it doesn't have the dangerous side effects of bleeding as in warfarin either. What do you think of this medication as it relates to: - a substitute for warfarin (plavix and aspirin) _ just plavix without aspirin? Thanks again.
Avatar m tn I had stent placement in July and was told I would be on plavix for 1 year. Also taking 325 mg aspirin daily. At my follow-up appointment my Dr said I could cut down to the .81 mg aspirin after 3 months. The plavix is very important especially if your stent is the medicated kind because they tend to form blood clots more easily. Good luck.
315318 tn?1353255400 If like Plavix, I have to take Effient for life then I guess, unlike Plavix, I will be paying a lot of out of pocket expense for a long time to come ! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/254866'>Plavix dosing following drug eluting stents</a>.
Avatar m tn Are you on any acid reflux meds or anti depressants. It was recently reported that the PPIs for reflux inhibits the plavix from working. Same for SSRI anti depressants. I also would like to know what kind of blood test was given showing the plavix is not working. I didn't think there was such a test.
Avatar n tn I am 67yom, and wanted to know more about taking Plavix (s/p stent x1). when was it introduce for usage ?, and How long can one take it with out hurting other parts of body?...My Dr seems to think that I'm to old to know anybetter (just from him always changing the subject or answering the phone just when I need an answer). Plavix is so exs pensive for me...on some days, my choose is food,and or medician. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn For medical procedures such as esophagial dilation I was advised to come off Coumadin and Aspirin and take Plavix for 6 days prior to the procedure. Many people refer to the above drugs as 'blood thinners'. My questions are: 1.) Do any of the above drugs lower the effective blood viscosity (thereby increasing the blood throughput through the blood vessels) or are they strictly anticoagulants? 2.) Please explain briefly the differences in the action of these drugs. 3.
Avatar m tn I could be wrong, but I believe coumadin is a blood thinner and plavix is a blood slicker, really two different things when using for a treatment. From my understanding from my Cardioligist and Hemotaloigist, My coumadin pervents me from forming clots, and the plavix helps keep the arteries slick, keeping the clots from sticking.
Avatar m tn My husband has been on plavix for about 10 years since having a stroke. He also has 2 stents in his heart. He is now experiencing internal bleeding and his hemoglobin count is down to 9. The cardiologists say he should stay on the plavix and baby aspirin every day. I am extremely concerned as he has extreme difficulty breathing due to the low blood count and is sleeping about 18 hours a day.
Avatar m tn Now I am on plavix for life. It seems that the risk for DES blocking becomes higher in some people once plavix is stopped. They believe the problem associated with this is the drug delivery problem from the stent. If you imagine the stent as a mesh, there is a lot of blank spaces in between. None of the artery lining will be touched by the drug on the stent, only about 20%. So now in the UK they use drug eluting balloons, which obviously cover 100% of the artery lining with the drug.
745393 tn?1345080796 Hello, I am on the med Plavix, been on it for 6 years for tbp. I;m starting to having some problems because it is a blood thinner. I recently have blood clots in rectum, went to hospital but did not find a problem. Next week I will be seeing the gastroenterologist. It feel like I have diarrhea, but then there's the blood, not a BM.
Avatar f tn Which is the greater risk, bleeding from a needle biopsy or a possible blood clot as a result of stopping the Plavix?
9088869 tn?1401643539 The morning of that operation I ended up in the emergency room due to clots from being off Plavix too long. Five years later I had clots again for the same reason due to the doctor that was doing my colonoscopy wanted me to stop the aspirin and Plavix. The same thing happened with the clots. What's wrong with my blood that I need to stay on the aspirin and Plavix or risk blood clots?
Avatar m tn Both drugs are some what the same, they both work by keeping your blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. Plavix is a adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor and Pradaxa is a direct thrombin inhibitor. Both do basically the same thing just in different ways.
Avatar n tn In addition there seems to be a greater concern about internal bleeding or even external bleeding with cumidin. would you say Plavix is a much better choice for me. I thank you in advance for your help with this matter.
Avatar m tn The usual regimen after a DES (drug eluding stent) is one year on plavix to help prevent blood clots with aspirin and after one year continue with just aspirin (87 mg). However, pooled data from randomized trials show that coumadin reduces the risk of stroke from 4.5 percent to 1.4 percent per year in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Avatar f tn Plavix has a unique mechanism of action by blocking the amplification of platelet activation by released ADP, and often used with aspirin to prevent the risk of clots for the first year after DES implant. Plavix and aspirin have different mechanism of action to prevent clots. After a year, plavix is usually discontinue as the risk for clots is decreased, and aspirin is continued long term. The risk of a clot is about 3%.
Avatar n tn Coumadin is a better drug for atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the legs. Plavix is better for coronary artery disease related heart attacks. If there is no history of atrial fibrillation or previous clots, I would say that Plavix is probably the better option given his angina. His stomach isn't much of an issue with either one of those drugs. It is only ASA that he has to be careful with because of previous gastric surgery.
Avatar n tn Hi Plavix (generic clopidogrel) is an inhibitor of platelet aggregation that keeps your blood from clotting to prevent unwanted blood clots with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. It is indicated for the reduction of atherothrombotic events such as recent myocardial infarction, recent stroke, peripheral arterial disease and acute coronary syndrome. The reason for numbness on left side of body can be stroke or other neurological conditions.
Avatar f tn 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 f tn But doctors seem to be puzzled as to why this happened when I have the Plavix and Aspirin 3 - I am to see a haematologist (blood doctor) - why? something wrong with my blood (such as a clotting disorder) and this could have caused the clot? If I do, would any angiograms I take in future (and I will, given that having had coiling necessitates this) be a lot riskier? Any information or discussions about this issue I would greatly appreciate. Thanks for listening to me...
Avatar m tn I am currently taking plavix, 81mg aspirin AND coumadin on a daily basis. I had a stent put in in July 2008 and triple by pass in 2006. I'm 64 and had my first MI at 33. My father died of an MI at 46, my EF is under 30%. My EP (at one hospital) just suggested I eliminate the plavix while my CHF specialist (at a nearby major research university) said I would be on plavix for a "long time" (forever?).
Avatar f tn also plavix is a blood thinner so you dont get clots forming in your stents which i dont believe fish oil thins the blood so i would keep with the plavix.
Avatar n tn I was also told that since I was only in this A-Fib attack for 2 1/2 hours (Corvert got me out of it) there is no need to ever worry about blood clots. I am very much concerned and would like Coumadin even if it is for a short while and staying put in the house. They fear I would bleed to death. Should I be on heavy doses of Aspirin too? Thank You doctor and to CC for helping us. Have a nice week-end.
1210142 tn?1266080631 Well the blockages were scar tissue and plaque, not blood clots. I did stay on Aspirin, another med for life, but I don't take any supplements. I believe the body absorbs all it needs from a healthy diet.
Avatar n tn She has no previous problems with clots, although she is on medication for genetic hypertriglyceridemia which is fairly controlled by exercise and medication. Wouldn't Plavix combined with aspirin therapy not work just as well? Coumadin just seems like the old-fashioned way and more dangerous way to do things these days! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/876907'>Re: Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation</a>.
Avatar n tn Hi Oswald , Plavix, similar to Aspirin, is an antiplatelet drug and is effective in treating arterial clots (in cases of stroke, heart attack, peripheral arterial disease) . Plavix stops platelets aggregation or prevents them from sticking together. This tends to prevent clot formation in the arteries, including coronary arteries or the arteries on the surface of heart.