... while taking?
More than likely you will need to stop the drug or be put on something else, like Lovenox, prior to having surgery. Be sure to let your surgeon know you are taking this drug so he can tell you what to do. This is what the literature states:
17.4 Invasive Procedures
Instruct patients to:
inform physicians and dentists that they are taking Clopidogrel bisulfate before any invasive procedure is scheduled.tell the doctor performing the invasive procedure to talk to the prescribing health care professional before stopping Clopidogrel bisulfate.
- Clopidogrel Information for Consumers
- Clopidogrel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clopidogrel (detailed)
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