Stroke prevention plavix

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Avatar n tn It is slightly better than aspirin for prevention of stroke, and not as good in terms of prevention stork as coumadin. It is as likely as aspirin to cause bleeding but less likely than coumadin.
Avatar n tn There is currently no data whatsoever, showing benefit of plavix in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The two current standards of care are aspirin and coumadin...with the later being undoubtably more effective in patients that can tolerae it. Alot of people have peripheral neuropathy and do perfectly well without falls. I usually prefer coumadin unless there is a definite risk. Any regimen that would attempt to use plavix, should at least include aspirin sine it is proven.
Avatar n tn Coumadin and Plavix are both anti-platelet agents as well as aspirin. The most widely studied and prescribed antiplatelet agent for the prevention of stroke and other serious vascular events among high vascular risk patients is aspirin. I take aspirin daily prior to CHF.. Plavix and aspirin for preventing stroke and other serious vascular events in high vascular risk patients.
Avatar m tn Please note that the article mention plavix as used as "prevention of stroke" here we are speaking of Plavix to avoid restenosis and clots in the case that you have medical stents implanted. The situation is quite different.
Avatar m tn I hope your doctors are helping you through that -- you should not feel overwhelmed with all of these medical decisions (looking for the right meds combination, etc.) - let your doctor guide you. They should have you on a good stroke prevention regimen (something for blood pressure, something for cholesterol, diabetes, if you have it, and a blood thinner or something like aspirin / plavix / aggrenox).
Avatar n tn I had what my PCP considers a stroke. I awoke about 5 wks ago with marked degenerative changes in my speech as well as some cognitive dysfunction. No damage to arms, legs, facial muscles, etc. Stupidly, I did not see the doctor until Friday. I'd had a TIA 2 years earlier and thought that maybe this would pass too. My blood pressure,intermittently high for about 10 years, was pretty high. His dx was stroke and he immediately sent me to the ER for an outpatient CT which showed a lacunar infarct.
Avatar m tn I do treat a lot of atrial fibrillation. Stroke risk prevention is a very important part of that. It might be worth asking why Plavix was used instead of coumadin. I hope this helps.
765802 tn?1263304451 Although I been going thru several of these pills lately, I'm taking them/ I had an Stint put in Oct 2008 for blockage in my heart. I so far can't stop Plavix. I had a nose bleed back in July 09, Plavix probably with a high blood pressure might of cause me to bleed? I was taken to the hospital \strange nose baloons to help stop the bleeding. I haven't had another TIA that I am awear of? I am going to see a speicalist this next week over the MRI that showed that Cyst.
Avatar f tn my mum is unwilling to do so. May I know if what do people normally have for stroke secondary prevention? and in particular those being identified as high risk group?? thx!
Avatar n tn It’s been 2 months since your allergy to Plavix and and i hope you’re fine now. The main component of Plavix is Clopidogrel, usually used in prevention of atherothrombotic events in stroke, heart attack, or peripheral arterial diseases. The usual dose is 75 mg daily with or without food. This is rapidly absorbed and concentrations in the blood are very low beyond 2 hrs and is extensively metabolized by the liver .
Avatar n tn After reading the studies use one to back up your suggestion for an alternative treatment. Stroke can be caused by both clots and bleeds. Plavix is generally prescribed following a stroke from a clot. Often clots are caused by simple dehydration and inactivity. If you go off the Plavix keep well hydrated at all times with electrolytes.
Avatar n tn Depending upon these phases, the treatment of stroke includes platelet antiaggregants like aspirin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix); HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins); antihypertensives; thrombin inhibitors like warfarin and thrombolytics like tissue-type plasminogen activator. Recently a new approach has been used in many hospitals.It is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. You can learn more about this therapy from the following website: http://www.tldp.
157966 tn?1218228940 The fact is, I haven't noticed it until today when it happened. I have been on Plavix and aspirin since my stroke of 1995 and was on them both the last time I was on tx with no bad sides related to them. I'm wondering now, however, if my Neurologist should take me off the Plavix until the treatment is over and what the implications of that would be for my stroke prevention. I can't afford to bleed to death but I also can't afford another stroke. It could very well kill me.
Avatar n tn Is that a viable alternative? There is currently no data whatsoever, showing benefit of plavix in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The two current standards of care are aspirin and coumadin...with the later being undoubtably more effective in patients that can tolerae it. Alot of people have peripheral neuropathy and do perfectly well without falls. I usually prefer coumadin unless there is a definite risk.
Avatar f tn Could Plavix and asprin be used together to help with stroke prevention or is Plavix just as dangerous and Xeralto and Pradaxa?
Avatar n tn Followup will be important with a good neurologist, preferably a stroke specialist. If you are in the area, Cathy Sila ,MD is one of our stroke docs and has a special interest in young persons with stroke. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Many of my cardiology patients ask about the value of taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar f tn Please ask your primary doctor TODAY if it's right for you to start a daily aspirin regime or some other medicine for stroke prevention, like plavix, and how much to take, given your prior TIA shown on the MRI, even if he thinks you are having some other problem now! Some things he might consider: 1. if you have an allergy to aspirin or 2. if you already have a coagulation problem or any digestion/esophagus/stomach problems that you know of or 3.
Avatar f tn Did he present a plan for prevention of future stroke? Did he schedule any folow-up? Or did he just say he though this was a stroke, not MS. Wham, bam, thank-you madam. I'm not sure one diagnosis is necessarily better than the other. They are different. Although physical therapy, better diet, adequate sleep, and life habits to reduce stress will help both conditions, some aspects of treatment and prevention are quite different.
Avatar n tn Baby aspirin reginment for the the prevention of another stroke. ( I am allergic to such as Plavix). My right carotid artery blocked off completely when the stroke happened. Left carotid is also blocked to about 60 %. Yes, I am a real mess : ( and I think living under massive duress in an abusive marriage for 15 years did the majority of this; the rest is hereditary I suppose and diet, etc. though he is not abusive to me since I've gotten so much worse.
Avatar n tn Arthur Agatston taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke. Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar m tn Arthur Agatston taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke. Recent research has shed new light on this. Indeed, mounting evidence reported in a number of leading medical journals now suggests that if you’re healthy and not at significant risk for a heart attack, you should not be taking aspirin preventively. That’s because the studies show that aspirin doesn’t reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
Avatar n tn And even if it was a stroke and no apparent clotting problems were present, aspirin is obviously no longer cutting it for you for stroke prevention. More aggressive meds may be needed like plavix and blood vessels should be looked at in the brain and neck. Until we know exactly what the problem is, it's impossible to give a prognosis.
Avatar n tn It's important to ask your doctor about this if you've had/have stroke like symptoms (numbness to one side, lips etc.), more specifically prevention medications or anti-coagulant such as Plavix with asprin therapy. At a minumum a 81mg of ecotrin coated asprin a day wouldn't hurt if you can take it. Ask your doctor about your last blood test results specifically for a high platelet count as this could increase risk of thrombus.
21064 tn?1309312333 ( I do take Plavix religiously though....
Avatar n tn Neurologist #2 who was managing my MS and lives in a different city than me, agreed with Neurologist #1 and said i did not have MS. I'm on all medications for clot prevention, Plavix, asprin, drugs for migrane prevention. I feel like I'm not getting the right answers. A year ago i had exactly the same symptons that were diagnosed as MS Flare and now this time, its a CVA. If it was a CVA last year why didn't anyone say so then, and the years before.
233915 tn?1218816727 Aspirin is an anti-platelet and is used along with Plavix for stroke prevention. The combination of these 2 meds make gastrointestinal bleeding more likely in older adults. I am supposed to take both but I can hardly tolerate aspirin. Make sure she is above the age for Reyes syndrome!
Avatar m tn I have taken Plavix since an mi and stroke in June of 2003. I had another stroke in 2006 though, but it only affected my ability to understand the spoken word (aphasia). I am much better especially around my family, but still sometimes have problems communicating with strangers. I see that you are taking some type of cholesterol lowering drug, which I never found out what the ingredients was. It is used in India a lot....
Avatar n tn My dissection resulted in a stroke and my artery is closed forever. You were lucky! My stroke doc says he sees many dissections in people doing less than what I was doing. Like you, my headache started within a couple of hours of me completing the race. Looking back, I feel that was an indicator that something was not right. As far as exercise goes, no running again. I spin now with a heart rate monitor. I don't let my heart rate go above 150. Have you considered that vs checking bp?
Avatar f tn Patients with type 2 diabetes, writes Balzer and colleagues, might receive particular benefit from flavanol-containing cocoa, because various observational studies have shown that lifestyle modifications are particularly important in the prevention of diabetes and its complications.