My mother was prescribed Plavix in the winter of 2009,after an stroke. She has been on the same dose, 75mg 1x a day, except for surgeries of procedures. In these 16 years NO one has done tests to determine the effectiveness. Please help
Your mother is taking the only accepted dose which is 75mg once a day. I had a massive heart attack and have been on that dose for six years. It is an anticoagulant and with in 10 days it is at its full working strength. There is no reason for a person to take more then that dose. In the event of a surgery because it truly works a person taking plavix has to be placed on heparin shots twice a day for at least 6 days and should still be given a coagulant to ensure that you have no excessive bleeding. Anyone taking it should have a comprehensive metabolic panel run on them every six months for as long as it is taken. Hope this was of some help.
- Plavix Information for Consumers
- Plavix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Plavix (detailed)
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