My husband had been on coumadin for 2 years for AF. He then had a heart cath and needed 2 stents. At this time he was taken off of coumadin and put on effient. It has been 1 year and the dr. said he could stop the effient in 2 months. Is this the normal procedure for effient. He is only going to be taking a regular aspirin.
I had 2 stents placed in Nov. 2011. I'm taking Effient with 81 mg aspirin. My cardiologist said I'd have to take Effient for the rest of my life. I frankly don't like the sound of that, since warnings are given that it is not recommended for people over 75. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but the doctors where I live say I must stay on Effient, else my stents may get clogged up. All I can tell you is that I don't think that your doctor's advice seems to be the normal procedure, though I'd like to know if it's safe, myself.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 5 Sep 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 15 Dec 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 22 Dec 2016 • 0 answers
I had two stents placed 8 months ago. At that time, my doctor said I would have to take Effient for?
Posted 27 Apr 2017 • 1 answer
Posted 30 Sep 2017 • 1 answer