March 24, 2023

You have been prescribed Plavix to help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of these severe events.

I am garvin this telecast is on plavix or clopidogrel so why have you been prescribed plavix you’ve been prescribed plavix to help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of these severe events because you have a condition of hardened of arteries also known as atherosclerosis and you have previously experienced a heart attack stroke or have a condition known as

Peripheral arterial disease or you have experienced a severe type of chest pain known as unstable angina or myocardial infarction or a heart attack for this treatment of this condition your doctor may have placed the stent into blocked or narrowed artery to restore effective blood flow you should also be given aspirin a substance present and many medicines used

To relieve pain and/or fever as well as prevent not rushing by your doctor so how does it work plavix belongs to a group of medicines called antique lightly medicinal products platelets are very small structures in the blood small red and red or white blood cells which clump together during blood clotting by preventing disk lumping antiplatelet medicinal products

Reduce the chances of blood clots forming so when and how you take her always take plavix exactly as a doctor has told you to you should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure it’s usually taken once a day in the morning so what’s the normal dose if you’ve experienced severe chest pain unstable angina or a heart attack you talk to me give you 300

Milligram of plavix one tablet up to 300 milligram or 4 tablets in the 75-minute or once at the start of treatment then do usual doses 175 milligram tablets plavix per day to be taken orally with without food at the same time each day could it interact with other tablets some other medicines may influence the use of plavix or vice versa please tell your doctor or

Pharmacist if you’re taking or have recently taken any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription the use of oral anticoagulants with medicines used to reduce blood flashing which plavix is not recommended you should specifically tell your doctor if you take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicinal products usually use to treat painful

Or inflammatory conditions of muscles or joints or if you take heparin or any other medicine use to reduce blood clotting or if you take a proton pump inhibitor such as lowsec for upset stomach also if you experience severe chest pain which is unstable angina or a heart attack you may be prescribed plavix in combination with aspirin which is a substance present

And many medicines used to relieve pain and feet lower fever an occasional use of aspirin no more than 1000 milligram in any 24-hour period should generally not cause a problem but prolonged use in other circumstances should be discontinued or discussed with your doctor herbal products should also only be taken after talking with your doctor so what are the risks

Or side-effects like all medicines plavix can cause side effects although not everybody gets them so contact your doctor immediately if you experience fever signs of infection or extreme tiredness these may be due to rare decrease of some blood cells signs of liver problems such as yellowing of the skin or the eyes whether or not associated with bleeding which

Appears under the skin as rend red pinpoint darts and confusion swelling in the mouth or skin disorders such as rashes and itching blisters of the skin these may be signs of an allergic reaction so the most common side effects reported reply effects is bleeding bleeding may occur as bleeding in the stomach or bowels bruising their hematoma unusual bleeding or

Bruising under the skin nosebleed not into urine in a small number of cases bleeding in the eye inside the head the lung or the joints has also been reported if you cough or injure yourself it may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop this is linked to the way your medicine works as it prevents the ability of blood clots to form from minor cuts and injuries

For example cutting yourself shaving this is usually of no concern however if you are concerned by your bleeding you should contact your doctor straight away other side effects reported reply vyx would be diarrhea abdominal pain inter gesture or heartburn so can you drink alcohol while taking plavix there are no known interactions between alcohol and plavix but

Always ask your doctor or pharmacist however as other medicines you are taking may have a bearing on this so what if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding it is preferable not to use this product during pregnancy and breastfeeding if you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant you should tell your doctor or your pharmacist before taking plavix if you become

Pregnant when taking plavix consult your doctor immediately as it is recommended not to take plavix while you are pregnant so if you’ve any questions you can contact me to the live pharmacist on the website you can email me or call in to lynch’s pharmacy in cork thank you for watching and have a nice day

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Plavix (Clopidogrel) Tablets By G. J. Lynch