when we use warfarin we check the INR frequently, should we do the same with Plavix
When using Plavix, do we need to check INR or any other factor frequently?
Question posted by Moh-Moharram on 22 Oct 2013
Last updated on 30 January 2017
Plavix stops the blood from forming platelets and with out them the blood isn't as thick as normal but it is not a blood thinner. Warfarin is a blood thinner and if it isn't checked on a regular bases your blood can become to thin.
There are no blood tests required for plavix. It works later in the clotting mechanism and the inr would not reflect its effect.
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