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Avatar n tn He is on Namenda and Plavix, is it possible that Adderall could help with his short term memory loss. Before the accident he lived on his own.
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 ◦allergic to aspirin (note: patients with a history of aspirin-induced gastrointestinal bleeding should receive aspirin plus a proton-pump inhibitor) ◦prior MI (over 1 year previous) or stroke, and at high risk of vascular events ◦peripheral vascular disease that is symptomatic or was surgically corrected. .Use clopidogrel (Plavix) (75 mg/day) plus aspirin (81-162 mg/day) and re-assess after 1 year in these patients: ◦acute MI within past year ◦coronary stent insertion within past year.
Avatar f tn I know a lot of doctors that are now recommending that their patients stay on Plavix. Plavix works more like aspirin. Coumadin works more on the deep thrombus blood clots. Is your husband getting his blood drawn every month while on the Coumadin? Doctor's usually watch their patients closely and ordered a blood draw every three weeks to a month when on Coumadin.
161427 tn?1229911282 My mother took Plavix and I notice the same effect on my mother who is 85 years old. When I brought this to her attention she agreed she felt better and was more cognisent without it. She decided she wanted her clarity more than the effect of the drug and has been off it for two years. She continues to take Asperin daily. She had a double stint placement four years ago.
214864 tn?1229715239 s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports a two-fold increase in death and heart attack in the 90 days after heart patients completed their prescribed course of medical therapy with clopidogrel (Plavix). The increased risk occurred whether or not patients had received stents and was similar for all durations of clopidogrel therapy studied: from less than six months to more than a year.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed 75mg Plavix and 81mg. Nothing about getting my blood levels checked was ever mentioned. I understand this is necessary if a person is on Coumidin but do not know if it is needed when on Plavix. Does anyone here know?
Avatar m tn There are some cardiologists who argue it should be taken for life. Why? because some patients have developed clots in drug eluting stents when plavix has been stopped, even after a year. Some people seem more prone to this than others and the reasons have yet to be identified. I think it's just a choice of words problem here, collapse is being used as in failing to perform its intended task.
Avatar n tn However, concerns from the US have reached the UK where patients have been reported to form clots after stopping plavix. The thing to remember is there are two different forms of blockage in a stent. There is scar tissue (overgrowth of the artery lining), and there is thrombus (clot formed by platelets due to irregularities in the stent). Scar tissue usually forms over the first few weeks, but thrombus can still be an issue long term.
Avatar n tn Severe joint and back pain usually is not a side effect of Plavix. Coumadin is more powerful than Plavix. The Plavix is important to take especially if you have coated stents. You may want to be checked for arthritis that may be flaring up. Coumadin is not to be used in persons with high cholesterol.
Avatar n tn I read this yesterday, and the article mentioned that much to their dismay, cardiologist were still hearing from their patients that some nutty dentists were still asking them to stop Plavix for a procedure.
Avatar n tn It is generally accepted proper therapy for stent implant patients to be on a regimen of plavix and aspirin for about a year as it appears drug eluding stents have tendancy to form clots. The ACC and AHA guidelines recommend not to be on plavix any longer than necessary as the risk out weighs any benefit. Aspirin indefinitely. There may be exceptions, but I am not aware of any.
Avatar f tn 1% of patients (compared with 29.8% of patients who were treated with aspirin in comparative trials). Other GI side effects have included diarrhea in 4.5%, dyspepsia in 5.2%, nausea in 3.4%, and abdominal pain in 5.6% of patients.
1013028 tn?1250923267 Hi Linda, The lupus anticoagulants usually interfere with blood clotting and are also factors for thrombosis. Patients with a lupus anticoagulant are prone to excess bleeding, repeated miscarriages, thrombosis and strokes. Patients with a lupus anticoagulant that presents atleast twice and a history of thrombosis should be given indefinite treatment with anticoagulants. Thrombosis can be prevented with heparin administration and treated with heparin and warfarin.
Avatar n tn Will long term use of Plavix cause internal bleeding? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/250846'>Long Term Plavix Side Effects?</a>.
Avatar f tn The problem is the radiologist wants me to go off Plavix and aspirin to do this. I am confused because the surgeon who saw me for the breast infection said he could aspirate the large, infected cyst in his office that day even though, at that time, I was on both Coumadin and Plavix. The cardiologist said I shouldn't have the biopsy until the middle of August.
Avatar m tn t know what the new iinterest in plavix if any, I read sometime ago, it is recommended for a life time for heart patients. Then plavix with aspirin for dual therapy of DES for a year, Then more than a year for DES implants. I believe one can find any information they may want to hear about plavix as a medication. Aspirin from what I read recently is 81 mg, that is what I take. Personally, I wouldn't take a heavy dose of anti-platelets.
1210142 tn?1266077031 I do agree with you. In Europe though the cardiologist advise their patients to stop Plavix after 12 months. Spoke with couple German professors and they stated that most of the patients do not expirience any problems at all after stopping it.
Avatar n tn s be on Plavix for at least one year after there most recent DES and with all of your stents being DES I would definitely consider lifelong Plavix for you. However, this can be difficult when patients also have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter like yourself. So please talk to the Cardiologist who placed your stents before taking this other physician's advice and stopping your plavix. When was your last DES?? 2. Yes, Pradexa is the new oral anticoagulant for a.
Avatar f tn Can being on plavix and asprin daily for 3 years cause blood in the urine---all testing shows nothing wrong anywhere.
Avatar f tn my mother was asked to stop taking plavix by her cardiologist and since then has had severe headaches and increased blood pressure. She is already taking 2 blood pressure medications to control blood pressure, micardis and nifedipine xl. Do you think her increased bp is due to her coming off of plavix? She does have a pace maker and stints.
Avatar m tn That being said, we are switching to or starting patients on prasugrel (effient) because studies have shown it to improve outcomes compared to plavix. The reason why a lot of physicians do not give it up front is because it is a newer drug and it can be very costly for some people. Certain groups of people are also not eligible for this drug. Again, stress and anxiety after a heart attack are very common. In and of itself, stress can cause strain on the heart and cause problems.
Avatar m tn Aspirin or coumadin are for clots, (Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommended coumadin for atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke, aspirin for patients at low risk of stroke, and either drug of patients with an intermediate risk. The ACCP defines a low-risk patient as younger than 65 years with no predisposing risk factors (e.g., previous stroke, TIA, embolism, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes).