Plavix new warning

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976897 tn?1379167602 Data clearly shows taking aspirin/plavix along with acid reflux medication is causing a higher death rate. The cause is unknown as yet. So, I would advise anyone due for angioplasty to discuss with their gp stopping any acid reflux meds currently being taken.
690060 tn?1247841741 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has new data showing that omeprazole (Prilosec/Prilosec OTC)—a medicine used to reduce stomach acid—reduces the anti-blood clotting effect of clopidogrel (Plavix) by almost half when these two medicines are taken by the same patient." "...Patients using clopidogrel should consult with their healthcare provider if they are currently taking or considering taking omeprazole, including Prilosec OTC" but then, there's also this: http://www.
1274110 tn?1270788561 Thanks for the warning. It might be old information. I was denied Ranexa because of an old warning about the interaction with my Diltizem. Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn The FDA is actively looking at data on other PPIs, but at this time the FDA is not warning patients to avoid taking Plavix along with other PPIs. It seems there is so much misinformation, changing opinions, etc. does not bode well for confidence in the medication. I wouldn't want a mega dose of anti-platelet meds. It took hours to stop bleeding from a dentist visit, and I'm on a baby aspirin. The risk of bleeding internally (bowel, stomach, etc.
Avatar n tn Some doctors prescribe taking the Plavix for a lifetime and other prescribed it for 6 month to a year. Plavix really helps avoid the blood clots. Shortness of breath when walking would be a warning sign that something is wrong and he should let his doctor know if this happens.
Avatar n tn I recently got off plavix, (2 1/2) weeks ago and yesterday I experienced severe chest pain, so severe I screamed several times. The pain started on the right side of my chest when I had bent over and then I had to sit down because the pain continued. The pain then shifted over to the left side and all throughout my chest. I called my cardiologist and he told me to go to the hospital, which I did. They evaluated me over night and only did some blood tests.
Avatar n tn The medication is usually anticoagulants, such as aspirin/plavix (clopidogrel). Many times a Cardiologist will put a patient onto Beta blockers to keep the heart rate down and lower blood pressure. The best way to get vitamins is from food, not supplements. A 30 min walk every day will work wonders too. As his weight drops, and the healthy diet, you will see his blood pressure drop along with his cholesterol. It is also important to watch his mental health.
Avatar n tn I have recently moved to a new city and have not found a new cardiologist yet but family physician suggested that Plavix could be discontinued as the guidelines have changed and no long recommended after 12 months post stent implant. Suggestions please?
Avatar f tn There is no scientific evidence to support plavix having any use for stents after 12 months. You should have grown a new lining well within that time. However, there have been a few alarms raised from the US saying some people have formed clots very soon after plavix was stopped. This is now a strange time because some Doctors feel its best to take it for life, some believe 3 years, some 2 years and some 1 year.
Avatar f tn The whole idea of plavix is to make platelets less active and a patient is now generally on this medication for a number of years. My first stent in 2007 required plavix for 1 year. My new stents in Sept 09 require plavix for 2-3 years minimum. They seem to now believe the longer you are on plavix the better, to prevent clogging of stents. They should be taking blood tests to make sure her clotting factor is as required. I assume she is on aspirin daily also?
1386233 tn?1279931493 Victoria, I have to lean toward Jen's explanation. My father had multiple episodes in the hospital recently because his platelet count plunged - he was ignoring having tarry stools. Listening to the doctors, the color of the blood indicates where it is coming from in the digestive tract - the further it has to travel to the rectum to exit, the darker the color. Bleeding from hemmoiroids (sp?) is almost always bright red because that has the least amount of time and distance to travel.
482754 tn?1341791494 Has anyone been prescribed the new plavix alternative called Effient? If so can you tell me about any side effects? I had an Everluminous drug eluding stent placed in the right coronary artery in May of this year and was placed on plavix and aspirin therapy. I've had no problems since the placement except for a severe allergic skin reaction which the dermatologist thinks is from the plavix.
Avatar n tn We questioned this as he had placed two stents at the time of his first heart attack, but he said the new thinking was to stop the plavix after one year. He did no further testing or anything. My husband now has CHF and has been hospitalized several times since March 08 for things such as rapid heart beat (150), irregular heart beat for which he went through cardioversion and several times for pulmonary edema. He is now back on plavix - we have so many questions about this.
Avatar f tn If I were offered the option, I would go with withdrawing the Plavix in a New York Minute. As an explanation, I was taking Plavix after stent work when I experienced a total bowel obstruction, and had to have numerous transfusions as as my blood wouldn't clot. Surgery and Plavix just don't mix. I'm sure the doctors will protect your husband, but if surgery is necessary, it would be irresponsible for a doctor to operate without stopping the ingestion of Plavix.
1213000 tn?1280463161 These pains were controlled with Motrin -- prescribed at 800 mg three times a day. Now I am on Plasurgrel (new blood thinner) and diltiazem for BP and the doc says "No Motrin, No Nexium, No anything" for the other pain. Ok, I don't want to die but how do I handle the pain? I do not want narcotics.
Avatar m tn A normal artery lining is smoother than glass under a microscope, but a stent is very rough in texture, offering a great area for platelets to become active and form a clot. Plavix and aspirin should be used until a new artery lining grows through the stent mesh, creating a new 'smoother than glass' area. This can take up to 3 to 4 months and so a year of plavix is a safe guard. However, some people removed off plavix form clots quickly.
572651 tn?1530999357 t think it was significant until he got a rx renewal and was reading the side effects and noticed the black stool warning. That got him to call the doctor. His doctor was not available because of the long weekend so another doctor in the practice saw him and immediately recognized the problem and sent him to the ER. By last week his body was in a crisis state from losing significant blood.
Avatar n tn Plavix might have many side effects, I can imagine those you are having also plavix side effects. Tell your doctor as soon as you can if that does not go away.
Avatar m tn I really don'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.
Avatar n tn my husband had cabg on aug 30 we are wanting to know taking plavix and carvedilol can he drink alcohol on new years
Avatar n tn Plavix/clopidogrel is mainly an anti-platelet drug (they are *usually* used artery-side, e.g., to prevent strokes or heart attacks). The other drugs mentioned are anticoagulants (which interfere with coagulant proteins such as Factor Xa -- they are usually used venous-side, e.g., preventing DVT after orthopedic surgery). Either type might be used for the in between, which is the heart: for AFib clotting/strokes. I don't know why your doc preferred to prescribe Plavix for DVT.
Avatar m tn I am not aware of any new studies, but it has been the general consenus of the medical community for dual therapy (aspirin and plavix) up to about a year with drug eluding stents. A DES has some probability to cause restenosis up to about a year, after that period of time the probility decreases. Seven years ago I had a DES implant and was on dual therapy for a year and discontinued. However, I have read some doctors chose to dual therapy if there has been a prior heart attack!?
Avatar n tn The doctor said hypertension was the cause. There seemed to be no warning signs except on the day it happened. He had a terrible headache and went downhill from there. He was taking all his medication--plavix, 325 mg of asprin, blood pressure medicine, etc. and was doing fine. He did have very bad back pain but finally got relief and was back to himself for a month and a half. This stroke came on so suddenly....did I miss something? His pressure was under control and he was feeling good.
Avatar n tn Been on Plavix for 6 years for 5 DES stents. Very recent, I had an event monitor for 3 years of ongoing, sporadic irregular heart beats that causes 5-8 seconds of dizziness/lightheadedness. Finally caught it on the event Monitor. Doctor said monitor showed Atrial flutter in the upper chambers of heart. Told me to get off the Plavix and she would RX Pradexa which is like coumadin.(never been on coumadin or heparin) I am 74 years old and also take Nexium, Crestor, Avalide 150/12.
Avatar n tn My husband is 64 had 5 bipass surgery in 2002. we moved to new hampshire 2 years ago & his caardiologist wants to stop his plavix... He has been told the risk is too high for bleeding. 8 years on, is this good?