most people stop taking plavix after one year after having a stent. is a medicated stent diffrent or what?
25 Jan 2012
Medicated stents are smaller them your bare metal stents are are placed in narrow arteries. In order to keep them open doctors' put you on plavix for life. I have only one stent and it is a DES and it is at the base of my LAD, if it closes I will be up for bypass surgery, so with the smaller of the stents and there location you stay on plavix for life because they don't want to risk your blood clotting and closing the stent.
- Plavix Information for Consumers
- Plavix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plavix (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Two years ago I had two heart attacks and a stroke. My Dr. installed a stent into my LAD when it closed 100% on the cath lab table. He told me to ...
1 answer • 3 Aug 2010
... about 3 years ago. I keep on getting blockages. Every 3 to 5 months I am back in the hosp.t To date 1/11/11 . I have 7 stentsput in - 3 stents ...
3 answers • 13 Jan 2011
... like 3 pines of beer while on Plavix 75 mg ? .What if stopped taking Plavix for couple of days
1 answer • 30 Dec 2011
I am 51 year,I take plavix (75mg),and aspirin(81mg),atorvastatin (10mg) daily after stent placement?
... almost from 4 month ago and my doctor order until 8 months I must use ,but gastrointestinal side effects are very seen,bloating,stomachpain,pain ...
5 answers • 1 Nov 2013