I have been prescribed a daily dosage of 75 mg after an angioplasty (2 stents).
My weight has gone up 5 pounds in three days.
20 Sep 2010
You must seek medical advice for water retention, however its has not been documented that Plavix could cause water retention, but it could be edema, I have the same problem been on Plavix for 30 odd months & have been prescribed a diuretic to counter this effect, have 2 stents too.
Please seek medical advice, take care & be well!
21 Sep 2010
I have been on Plavix for two years and have not had a problem with edema. Your water retention may be caused by something else. My cardiovascular surgeon, my cardiovascular specialist, and the Rehab Center nurses have cautioned me to be aware and should I start retaining water, seek medical help. Don't let it go because it definitely can affect your heart.
Best of luck!
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