I believe this was my question almost two years ago after my heart attack. I've come to the conclusion after reading replies here and talking to other people, that each person is different and doctors differ in their opinions. In my case, I was off of it after a year but last March I had another stent put in so I'm back on it for awhile. My advice is to follow your doctor's recommendation. I personally have not had any adverse effects except for the easy bruising.
Typical time I have noticed is about 6 months to 1 year. You really need to go on what your doctor says because everyones system is different. My husband had a heart attack with immediate stent placement and was only on Plavix for 4-6 months but I have known others to be on it for 2 years with no stent placement. My husband is on Aspirin 81mg daily though so he is on some form of blood thinning medicine. Hope this answers your question some. Good luck. marjorie zych
I have been on Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin since the last 2 years after stents being inserted in one of my valves, been told that its a life long med, as answered each individual has different reactions to the same med, perhaps your doc./pharmacist would be the best to advice on the normality of the med, hope this helps, take care!
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