I'm getting a colonoscopy. I also have fissures. My colorectal surgeon wants me to stop taking plavix for 10 days. I stopped taking plavix on my own after my 2nd stent and had a heart attack that put me in heart failure. My cardiologist told me to take 81mg aspirin
I have congestive heart failure and have been on plavix for a little over six years. The only place that I can be taken off of the plavix is inside of a hospital where I can be given heparin shots in the stomach twice a day. I could only be given a virtual colonoscopy which I had in early November. I would check with your cardiologist and fine out what course of action you should take. Coming off of the plavix again under the wrong conditions could possibly cause another heart attack.
- Plavix Information for Consumers
- Plavix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plavix (detailed)
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