Brilinta With Lipitor

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Moshe Says:

I had a heart attack 5 years ago with two drug eluted stents installed I was on plavix for 3 years with no problem .my cardiology’s stopped the plavix after that period for minor surgery but then recommended me to stop it completely. One and half years later I had another MI and was informed that one stent had a thrombosis got clogged again. I was informed it is extremely rare for stent to be clogged after so many years. I was prescribed Brilinta by the doctor that perform the Catarisation .within two weeks follow the procedure I was having muscle pain in my legs the pain specifically the hamstring area the pain got worse and my whole body was in pain I had hard time getting out of bed my legs were collapsing underneath me .Research over the internet about brilinta shows that combination of Statins over 40 mg and Brilinta can cause problems I was also taking 80 mg Lipitor .After consulting with my cardiologist that was not aware of this connection I am back on plavix and stopped the Lipitor for now .It took about 8 days till that excruciated pain almost stopped I wanted to share this

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Moshe Says:

Just a follow up Its about ten days since i stopped the Brilinta and the Lipitor .I start feeling better after the 6th day and by now all is well .I ma still on Plavix but stopped the Lipitor for another week.

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David Says:

Hi Moshe,

Sorry to hear about what had happened. I'm glad to see that your doing better now.... Sometimes self research is the only way to learn, & it sounds like you did the right thing by doing your own research on Brilinta and Statins. But I must say, it's a shame more doctors aren't able to spare a moment of their time to look into the possibility of interactions before making the decision to prescribe these types of medications together.

Is the plavix still working well for you?

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