Plavix how long

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Avatar n tn I am taking plavix after a stent implentation for two years now. for how period should I taking plavix ? thanks for your cooperation Michel This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/884497'>Stomach pain, vomiting</a>.
Avatar m tn How long am I supposed to take plavix after stint placement and am I supposed to cut it off abruptly? Are ther any dangers of taking plavix with aspiran?
Avatar m tn I've never had a problem getting a partial refill, a bridge so to speak to cover the span waiting for a refill. Talk to your pharmacist, they won't want to be part of the problem if you have a health issue and will give you enough pills to cover you. Plavix is, indeed, as ed34 suggests, a very important medication.
Avatar m tn Lately, there have many posts related to the duration of plavix and it seems patients are given plavix for a long period of time. It has been my understanding from what I have read and my experience, plavix is recommended for individuals that have a drug eluding stent to help prevent clots for up to a year. That has been my experience. DES when compared to bare metal stent implants have an increase of clots and restenosis for a period of one year...
Avatar m tn Now my mother was worried about completely going off all at once so she gives My dad a Plavix every other day and an aspirin on the days he doesn't take the Plavix How long should my dad be on this schedule before completely stoping the Plavix Thank you
Avatar m tn How long am I suppesed to take plavix after stint placement? Is taking aspiran with plavix healthy?
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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 My sister is an MD in Bulgaria and the practice there is almost the same as here- stopping Plavix after 12 months. So, no matter how much and how long we discuss this- the statistics should speak for itself.
482517 tn?1208554978 After a DES in my Circumflex, how long is it neccessary to take plavix? Will aspirin do the trick as well? Dr says we can stop it "...if I want to take my chances..." (not a good answer) What's the longest anyone's taken (taking) it w/no probs? Lastly, if I have restenosis, or a throw a clot in my Circumflex, would it be over or is that a "secondary" area?
Avatar f tn My physician told me to keep some plavix on hand and take only if I have that feeling I had in '05 before my MI. I have recently done so. My question to you is how long can you take plavix and what are impending side affects due to long term use???
Avatar n tn nausea, dizziness, fatigue, easy bruising etc. but lately something came up that shocked me, i don't know how long they have been there for, but my throat had been hurting for about 2 weeks and i looked in my mouth and saw white lesions and ulcers in my mouth. The first thing i did was go to the doctor, because i do have a boyfriend and you never know right? The doctor told me it was herpes, and did a swab of the infected area.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure how long it would take to get out of your system. But whenever I had an allergic reaction to a medicine the ER doctor told me to take benadryl every 4-6 hours for 2 days. Benadryl stops the allergic response. Maybe you should discuss that with your doctor.
Avatar n tn How long should one be on Plavix after a 7 bypass surgery and 13 years later a 3 bypass surgery? He is currently on 1 adult aspirin per day , 20mgs. Zocor, 4 omega 3 capsules per day and the last surgery was 2003. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Long Term Plavix Side Effects?</a>.
Avatar f tn After an abdominal surgical intervention how long does it take till treatment with Plavix (for previous CVA) can be resumed? Thanks.
Avatar n tn What did you do? How long does it take for this medication to get out of the system in a dog?
Avatar f tn 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? That would be as good or effective?
Avatar m tn Just had a second Angio in 10 mts with some blockage found on the distal side of the stent in the LAD. Cardio says I have to take my cocktail of Plavix, Metoprolol, Lipitor, Niaspan, Asprin for life. Is that par for the course? Does anyone know if there have been any long term studies done to see what the side effects of these meds are? I'm taking Dilantin for a seizure disorder which has caused serious lasting side effects. Just don't want to get in the same boat again with these meds.
Avatar n tn I feel a strong feeling that he is not going to make it that long his color looks the same as when he had his heart attack he also told me that he has been experiencing dizziness on occasions. When I asked how long he said not everyday just some for the past month. Then he said he has also been seeing black spots floating in his eyes allot. I am so scared I am going to lose him, Please advise me what to do to speed the process up to get help. I am sad that that Dr.
Avatar n tn Had an incident with a stroller last night that left a 3 inch long by one inch high bruise on my arm. The Plavix and coumadin will outweigh the blood clots and sticky lood in the long run.
255163 tn?1376873346 Does anyone have any info on how long Plavix has been on the market and are there any long term probs with taking this med... I understand that Plavix was initially designed as a short term solution (6 mts post surgery), but then they found high mortality rates with people coming off the med so they decided to make it a med you take for life post angio or surgery. I'll try and find the article, but curious to find out if anyone knows more...
1210142 tn?1266080631 Did you stop it at once or taper if off? How long have you been on Plavix? I really want to get rid of this medication but unfortunately am so affraid...
Avatar f tn If you could be so kind as to comment what CC's heart center thoughts are on Plavix for those who have Taxus and Cypher drug eluding stents. Must we be on Plavix for life? My sister has bare metal stents and has been off plavix now for 3 years (took plavix for a year) and has not had any issues in 3 years time. They suspect hidden bleeding somewhere in me as Ferritin is very low. I swallowed an endo camera capsule and waiting for results. Thank you again,doctor.
Avatar m tn When you came off plavix before, how long had you been taking it? How long have you had these stents? When you stopped your plavix and had a heart attack in 2 days, was it a clot in the stents or somewhere else?
Avatar n tn Must have a root canal this week. Do i need to stop taking the plavix if yes how long before procedure or can I continue taking the plavix through the procedure? I never feel good when I stop my plavix.
Avatar n tn My neurosurgeon says I need to go off Plavix for 6 weeks prior to surgery. I am very concerned about going off Plavix since past thrombosis and nearly dying. Can someone tell me the risk percentages for thrombosis if you had it prior. My wife would like for me to hold off of surgery until absolutely necessary or they come up with more info on Plavix. Thank you for your help.
237039 tn?1264261657 As stated by someone else, it works in a different way, but it does require regular monitoring. You will need to have your blood clotting factor checked. 1 is how long a normal persons blood takes to clot. If your clotting factor is 2, it means your blood takes twice as long as someone with no medication. I believe for TIA's they usually start between 2.5 and 3.0. It is a bit worrying you are having several TIA's, have they scanned your Carotid arteries in your neck?
Avatar n tn Have been taking them for 2 1/2 years after stent implantation. Any ideas on how long you should be left on each of these..or are they classified as 'health maintenance'. No real side effects to speak of.
Avatar f tn Plavix since 09'. How long do I have to go off of these to get my surgery? What are the odds that I will have a heart attack or stroke during procedure? Any and all answers appreciated.
Avatar n tn 1) How long does the CC advise patients to stay on Plavix? 2) If a patient stops Plavix, is there a critical window of time when the risk of thrombosis is lessened? e.g. 1 week. 3) If a patient stops Plavix, is there something that can be taken before or after stopping--like more aspirin--that might reduce clotting problems? 4) Is there a blood test to see if a patient is more at risk for clotting problems?