My neighbor started to take plavix every other day instead of every day in order to decrease cost. Then he started to feel ligthheaded and generally unwell. Can this be related?
1 Nov 2010
It can be related depending on the reason your neighbor is on the Plavix to begin with. If it is because of a heart issue like my husband was after a stent then he/she could be getting less blood flow and should seek medical advice before slowing down the Plavix. If it was to prevent a clot after surgery a clot could form causing need for more medicine therefore not cutting the cost any but causing a serious health issue. I would reinforce with your neighbor the importance of the medicine and also give your neighbor the following information on a medication program that may help: Partnership For Prescription Assistance 1-888-477-2669 or www.PPARX.org Hope this info helps in some way, marjorie zych
1 Nov 2010
Tell your neighbor that Plavix is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and that they have a good Patient Assistance Foundation. He should call them at 1-800-272-4878 or 1-800-736-0003. I think the first number is the best contact one because if I remember right, this second number is only for Abilify... in my old age I get them confused so I listed both! :) I'm 41 going on 400! LOL
- Plavix Information for Consumers
- Plavix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plavix (detailed)
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