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Clopidogrel causing duodenitis? Doctors in denial?

I've been taking clopidogrel, amlodipine and statins for years now. Over the last year or so I have developed inflammation of the duodenum, confirmed by endoscopy. The consultant wrote "duodenitis caused by clopidogrel" on his summary of findings. However, since then doctors have declined to go down the route of trying alternatives to clopidogrel, and deny it being the cause. I'm not sure why the resistance to this diagnosis? If my diet was so poor, wouldn't I be getting inflammation in other areas too? Why just the duodenum? My diet seems to have very little effect on the condition. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Are the doctors just trying to avoid expensive alternatives, or do they genuinely believe clopidogrel is not the cause? Has anyone suffered the same si...

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Plavix, Aspirin and Instaflex

I am on Plavix plus Aspirin 81mg. Could I safely try Instaflex for my arthritis and joint pain? ## I assume you're talking about InstaFlex Advanced joint supplement? If so, then you may wish to double check with your pharmacist just to be safe, as it contains Curcumin, which could affect blood pressure [1]. The ingredients are listed as: - Giant Kntweed Extract 200 mg - Curcumin 164 mg - ApresFlex (Boswellia) 100 mg - UC-II (3% Type II Collagen from Chicken) 27.2 mg - Hylauronic Acid 5 mg - BioPerine (Piperine) 5 mg Can you please share your findings and whether you do decide to take it after all? [1] For reference, another InstaFlex product contained these ingredients (but the product listing was updated): - Turmeric Extract 200 mg - Resveratrol 100 mg - ApresFlex Boswellia serrat...

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How to stop bleeding while using Plavix

I'm a new Plavix user and the second night I was on it I picked at a couple of skin tags which started bleeding. I didn't snap to the fact that Plavix was going to make the bleeding difficult to stop and ended up bleeding all over the bed sheets that night. I researched the issue and found that potato powder was advised. Can anyone tell me if this is a good product to use and is there anything better? I am a tennis player and I am concerned that something might happen while playing. Any advice would be appreciated. ## Hello, Andrew! How are you? I understand your concerns. Bleeding can be a side effect of Plavix, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and easy bruising. Ref: Clopidogrel Information As to minor bleeding, you can buy styptic pencils, and...

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Stopping plavix after 9 months

I had a MI on Jan 24th of 2016 and had a DES inserted. I have been on plavix for 9 months and the side effects are destroying my life. I am still taking aspirin. But have stopped plavix. It's been 2 days. I want to use Nattokinase instead of plavix. Has anyone used this and should I use it with aspirin or stop the aspirin and just take the NATTOKINASE? I can hardly function on plavix as it makes me feel very weak causes confusion. Everything goes bad when I take it. I told my cardiologist it was making feel like I wanted to die and thought it was other scripts I was on which I no longer take. BP is perfect and diet improved. Plavix and aspirin is all I am on and when I stop taking the plavix I feel normal again. When I try to take it again out of fear of dying from clot forming on m...

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Plavix and Leukemia

Is there a connection? My husband received 2 stents, one in October 2008 and a medicated one in November 2008. He was then placed on Plavix. In November 2009 he was diagnosed with AML leukemia, he passed away 6/2010 at the age of 56. There was no obvious reason for him to get leukemia, it is rare for someone that young to have AML. We know that his heart disease was genetic. He was very health conscious, always ate healthy, exercised and was in great physical condition. I have read little tidbits about Plavix causing bone marrow damage and am wondering if there are other Plavix patients that have or had Leukemia. Thanks, Chris ## There have been very rare cases of Leukemia reported in people using Plavix, however, the percent of occurrence has been less than 1%, so there has never been ...

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plavix and flexeril

I'm s/p stroke and taking plavix. Can I take flexeril for my back pain? ## Hello, Gigi! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between them, but with your medical history, I wouldn't suggest taking the Flexeril unless your doctor has said it is safe for you to do so. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I just read on google not to take Flexaril and plavix too many dangerous side effects!

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Plavix blurred vision

Has anyone had blurred vision while on Plavix? I've been on it for three months and it gets worse every day. ## The FDA does warn that this medication has been known to cause ocular bleeding, so it would be best to consult your doctor to have the blurry vision checked out, to be sure. Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications? ## I have been on Plavix for 9 months, after having a stroke and then a heart attack... In and around the middle of the 9 months, I started having stomach pain, nausea and flu-like symptoms...I mentioned this to my Doctor and he said if this continued we would look into it....1 day ago I stopped taking the 75mg Plavix and woke up this morning ...

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Plavix lost of taste

Hi, My name is Michael and I've been on Plavix for the last 3 months. About a month ago or so I completely lost my taste. I thought I was going crazy; however, I found out that there are other people having the same taste lost side effect like me. I was wondering if anyone here had the same problem and if you have been able to regain your taste somehow and also what did you do to regain your taste? I would really appreciate a repy to this email as I am getting desperate and nobody can help me. Thank you very much for your time and consideration to this. Michael ## My husband complaints are the same since he's been taking Plavix. He no longer enjoys the taste of food. I wish there was another alternative as it appears that only by discontinuing the drug will releve the effects. #...

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Discontinuing my use of Plavix (Clopidogrel)

I am 62 and have no history of hypertension, yet there was a sudden spike in my blood pressure reaching 160/100, so my Dr. prescribed several medicines (Amlodipine 5mg, Enlapril, Clopidogrel 75mg, Aspirin 75mg, Atrovastatin). I took them for 4 days and immediately my B.P. showed normal. Then the Dr. told me I will have to take the medications as prescribed for the rest of my life or I will have to face rebound effects. I don't like the idea of being on medications forever. It was a small sporadic incidence with grade 1 mild heart dysfunction. I then went for a 2nd opinion from an expert Dr. He asked me to discontinue all previous medications and take only 1/2 Amlodipine and 1/2 aspirin daily for 6 months. I found one of the previous meds was Plavix (Clopidogrel) and learned that it ...

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dog accidentally ate plavix

I'm not for sure but it is possible my maltese / yorkie <10# ate one plavix 75mg What will happen? anything I can do? ## I am sorry, I am not really very familiar with medication use in dogs, have you called your vet and asked? If I had to guess, I'd say that I doubt one pill would have much long-term effect,but I cannot be sure of this. How is the dog doing? ## My dog ate 75MG tablet of Plavix will that hurt her? ## She is doing ok, I do have a call to our Vet. Thank you for your help. ## Carol, thanks for the feedback - can you post back here when you find out what the vet says? I'm sure it would be very helpful for others to know. I do hope that your dog is okay! ## My 95 pound male Rottweiler ate a 75 mg Plavix about an hour ago when my mother dropped it. He was QUIC...

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To Hell with Plavix

I had a heart attack and DES stent and was told to take Plavix, Metoprolol, Lipitor, and aspirin. I quit taking Plavix after 6 months even though my cardiologist wanted me to take it for 2 years. I also quit taking the Metoprolol, Lipitor, and aspirin. Well that was 9 months ago when I stopped taking everything and I feel great. My doctor says I was lucky that nothing happened. Lucky? Luck has nothing to do with it! I became a vegan and follow the Ornish diet strictly. I take vegan Omega3's. I also take coq10, a multi-vitamin, and drink unprocessed cocoa. I exercise. My LDL without drugs is 70. My bp is 105/70. To hell with Plavix. ## Actually, the reason your doctor said you were lucky is due to the rebound effects that suddenly stopping such medications can cause. These effects ca...

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Withdrawal Symptoms from Plavix Clopidogrel

I have been on Clopidogrel 75mg after having a slight heart attack thought to have been caused by a blood clot in a small junction, my cholesterol was ok, pumping action ok, nothing needed to be done. I have been told to stop Clopidogrel and cardiologist said ok to stop it suddenly. I am 57 but also hypothyroid on 25mcg levothyroxine. Also on aspirin 75mg day. I tried coming off 4 weeks ago by taking only 3/4 of a tablet after reading its best to do it slowly but after a few days had an anxiety attack, I ended up going back on the full tablet. I have been taking 3/4 tablet a day again but getting tense and anxiety back again and indigestion. Feeling a bit yucky but worried its withdrawal from Clopidogrel. Or is it just anxiety due to hypothyroid, its driving me nuts. I keep belching and...

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Heart medication and bioflu

I have taken plavix 75, lipitor 20 and carvedilol 6.25 daily since I had a stent put in my heart in 2008. I don't have high bp, but it was to my understanding these drugs are to keep cholesterol low and to help with the stent. Is bioflu ok to take? Do you have any suggestions?

Stop taking plavix OK?

My doctor had me stop taking plavix after one year. One month later I had another heart attack. Now my doctor has told me to stay on plavix for ever. Has anyone else had a heart attack because they stopped taking plavix? ## Plavix contains the active ingredient Clopidogrel, which is used to help inhibit clotting. Have they directly related your heart attack to clotting from stopping the Plavix? Rebound effects are always a risk, when someone stops these types of medications abruptly. However, there is no way to know if any given person may experience them. ## Yes, both of my doctors said it was most likely that I stoped the plavix that caused the heart attack. So they now have said for me stay stay on it for the rest of my life. I check with anoth group of doctors in another city and th...

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accidentally took Plavix

I accidentally took my grandma's Plavix two nights in a row instead of my Zoloft. Is that ok? ## Hi Summer, Sorry to hear about your accidental mishap with Plavix. How have you been feeling lately since the timing of your post? With Plavix being an anticoagulant (blood thinning agent) vs Zoloft being an antidepressant, I can't imagine how the difference in effects must've felt, even before discovering that you took the wrong medication. Something else to consider is that as a result of this occurrence, your grandma will be two days short on her meds and might be at risk of withdrawal effects as well as yourself, depending on how long & how often you've taken Zoloft. I hope all is well and look forward to reading any future updates you may have.

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Plavix and alcohol

I don't drink everyday but sometimes a couple nights in a row for events. I also take 75mg plavix. Is it safe? ## No, not really. Alcohol and Plavix can both cause blood thinning as side effects, according to the FDA, so taking them together heightens your risk of experiencing dangerous bleeding episodes. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and easy bruising. How much do you usually drink?

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orange pill cl on one side nothing the other

My boyfriend take this pill and the RX reads plavix. However, he bettentionen on this medication for 4-5 years(Iv known him 21/2)And just all of a sudden he begins to have side effcts.Iv never really paid any attention to the appearance before. He says"Hell I take so many,I cant remember". Guess at 79yrs.,it may be true. He is having side effects and for such a common drug,Ishould have found them.Kind of worried parmacy could have made mistake. ' /.;.tr ## There is one manufactured by Accord Healthcare that contains 300mgs(base) of Clopidogrel, which is a generic for Plavix, though they describe it as being pink, but colors are a matter of perception. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and eas...

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how long can you use a pill after is expire

Can I take Plavix Generic "Clopivas" 75mg Blister tablets when they expired Oct. 2014? ## This medication does not become dangerous, once it has expired, but it does start to lose effectiveness, so it would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor about obtaining a new supply. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, blood thinning, easy bruising, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?

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dr reddy why is your brand look so different???

is this generic plavix as good as other generic brands? one thing i'wondered is, why is this pill big' and white ,while the other generic brands are smaller and flesh tone,like the brand plavix, i started getting your brand from my pharm,and seen how different it looks from other generic brands that i thought i was given the wrong medince''why is yours so much bigger, and white????i think people would feel better about this brand if it looked' more like plavix'' like the other brands do....

Safety and Efficacy of Expired Plavix

My plavix expired in jan 2017. It's never been opened. Pharmacist says drugs slowly use their effectiveness after expiration... And I know my plavix did not go bad at 12:00 am feb 1, 2017. How's about a real answer for using the plavix 2 or 3 months after expiration? Could it be dangerous? If it is 60% of its normal strength that would be fine with me... but I don't want to take a poison pill either. ## No, they do not become toxic once expired, they just start to slowly lose efficacy, thus it would be best to dispose of them and obtain a new supply. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?

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