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... and then dutifully forced myself to take Plavix every SECOND day for the next two weeks. ... (20 replies)
... depth research, consider their own circumstances, and make the decision that is best for them. I too would probably not be taking both Plavix and aspirin if I had suffered the side effects he has. ... (20 replies)
Bruising on Plavix
Jul 28, 2006
... Obviously also there is a catch 22, as one does not want to stop the Rxs to improve the bruising potential. ... (20 replies)

... ation after one year. It seems that you only hear the horror stories when something goes wrong but in reality, in the majority of the cases, people stop taking plavix after a period of time after stent implantation with no ill effects. ... (2 replies)
Plavix Question
Dec 22, 2008
... term, who stop taking Plavix vs. those who continue. The minimum recommendation is one year if you have a medicated stent. ... (6 replies)
... It is proper protocol to discontinue anticoagulants (aspirin, plavix) at least 5 days before a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is procedure that exams the colon for polyps, and if possible (not too large) there will be an excision. This would involve some bleeding and with anticoagulant medication there as an extreme danger of keeping the bleeding under control. In my opinion... (4 replies)
... Enie, There is scientific evidence suggesting that people who stop taking Plavix after having stents run a higher risk of having stent thrombosis (blood clot). The FDA just recommended that the length of time a person stay on Plavix (and aspirin) after a stent be raised from 3 mos (for the Cypher stent) and 6 mos (for the Taxus stent) to at least one year for both types,... (22 replies)
... WHY would anyone take Plavix for years if NO study has ever shown it safe and effective beyond 60 days? ... (20 replies)
... Ken, I dispute there is convincing evidence showing the efficacy of Plavix over aspirin alone and evidence only for showing additional benefit for combining aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for 2 months...and then no more. And there is just too much of this kind of stuff: And then there's the CHARISMA TRIAL: My opinion, which is STRONGLY fact based, is that... (20 replies)
... That would be a primary risk of both Plavix and aspirin. ... (22 replies)
... It is time, however, for me to put "update my Plavix research file" on my to do list as it's been at least a year or more since I've gone out hunting for the scientific articles on the subject. ... (20 replies)
... there was, in fact, a statistically significant benefit of taking Plavix plus aspirin for those who have heart disease. ... (20 replies)
... Lenin: I do not dispute what you say. I wonder however, that you do not mention the flip side---stopping taking the plavix/aspirin combination. There are facts (I do not have the citation readily available) about the demonstrated increase in risk for those who stop taking the combo, even for a short time. The recos go out to 12 months, I think because no data exists for... (20 replies)
... side effect of blood thinners. If they not huge I would not be concerned overall. If your Dr. is available I would call him first. Now if you get large or rapid bruising in many places then I would probably go to the ER. If you are concerend than go to your dr or the ER if you are extremely concerned. ... (39 replies)
... I have been taking plavix daily along with bp meds for over a year and a half, when I had a stroke. I was taking an aspirin daily but my doctor told me to stop. ... (20 replies)
... BTW, my cardiologist won't let me take fish oil along with my aspirin and Plavix as he says that fish oil could increase the risk of a bleed. He says it's just better to eat a lot of fish. ... (20 replies)
... I've been on both Plavix and aspirin since having a stent placed in early Oct '04. ... (20 replies)
... Van, I have had 3 caths and had very little bruising with each. I have heard of many, many people that have terrible bruising. I just don't bruise at all , and I have taken plavix for almost 2 years. ... (8 replies)
... The first few days on Plavix I noticed alot of brusing. Now I dont see much of that and I just had blood work done and the next day my arm was bruised now you cant even tell.. ... (4 replies)
... i think alot of people on plavix do have similar problems, as do people on aspirin regimin...aren't they all blood thinners of some sort? ... (39 replies)

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