User Reviews for Plavix
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Reviews for Plavix to treat Heart Attack
"I seem just fine with plavix I just stay cold all the time and it takes a long time to stop the bleeding if I get a cut"
wendy1168 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 17, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
""RCA blockage of 95% in 2013, heart attack and 3 stents. Been on Plavix 75mg since. I am fortunate I don't hardly bleed and never hardly bruise. Wife says I got thick blood and a thick head!!! No side effects, no interactions with my other 7 meds. I had plavix stents and told would have to take this rest of my life. I'm not going to argue since my father died last month from a massive heart attack and it runs in the family strokes, heart attacks and diabetes."
ThickBlood December 20, 2015
37 users found this comment helpful.
"my creatine level went from 6 to 9 after only 4 months of use. DO NOT USE FOR A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES."
normWEST August 14, 2015
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Been on Plavix for 3 yrs, since I had a quad CABG surgery. Just had two additional stents put in on January 6, 2015. The first two stents were open no clots, no tissue build up, I do have some bruising but not extensive bleeding when I receive a cut. Thankful to stay alive"
luvliving (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 13, 2015
37 users found this comment helpful.
"I've had 2 stents and have been on Plavix for 12 years and apart from bruising easily and a bit more bleeding then normal it's been good."
borrisbb (taken for 10 years or more) December 26, 2014
34 users found this comment helpful.
"It was 2 1/2 years now and 14 total stents, Just had my last 3 placed 2 weeks ago. Been on Plavix from the first one, this medicine they say is what is keeping me alive, I am 42 a smoker, and trying to change everything. I feel like I have 3 to 4 heart attacks a day. If not for this medicine I would not be here. Not sure if any real side effects due to my health and other medicines so I feel it has saved my life."
rnrdr68752 April 21, 2014
34 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 30 yrs old, I had a mild heart attack in the first week of May 2012 had 95% blockage. Had stent put in taking 75 mgs of Plavix and aspirin regimen. I bruise really easy but no side effects I know of yet."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 14, 2012
65 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking PLAVIX from the day it came on the market because of my unique clotting problem. My heart doctor has me on both PLAVIX and 325 Mg of aspirin once daily. When I developed atrial fibrillation, they put me on warfarin also. Then I started having bleeding problems. They took me off the warfarin and I was fine on the PLAVIX and aspirin, no clot problems encountered."
Timeless September 13, 2011
140 users found this comment helpful.
"It has helped me a lot as I had a mini stroke not to long ago. It has been a life saver for me."
Anonymous June 2, 2011
111 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Plavix 75mg one a day since September 2008. I have not experienced any problems that I can identify."
Buddy H May 28, 2011
126 users found this comment helpful.
"I didn't have a heart attack, but was getting ready for one when I had an angiogram and and then had 3 stents put in my right coronary artery. I have been taking Plavix for the last month with no problems. The doctors tell me I will be on Plavix for the rest of my life. At this point in my life (64) I have a cast iron stomach. Because of the aspirin I have been taking for years (perhaps the reason I didn't have a heart attack) I bruise easily and bleed profusely. Different bodies, different results. I'll try to check back in a year and update my experience."
FOOTGOO April 23, 2011
168 users found this comment helpful.
"I was a heavy smoker and ate all the 'bad' foods and then, one year ago this month (April 2011) I had a heart attack. Now, one stent later, and after one year of Plavix, I have had no recurrence. Of course, I also quit smoking (hard to do but I figured my life was worth it), changed my diet (also a hard change to make), and started exercising. I guess I will be on Plavix for the rest of my natural but, thanks to the Plavix, that natural may just be a lot longer than I had hoped for last year. As for side effects. I feel the cold a little more due to the blood thinning properties of Plavix but I don't think I bruise any easier than I used to, and I am not a 'bleeder' so all in all it's good."
Anonymous April 4, 2011
127 users found this comment helpful.
"Suffered heart attack 12 years ago, then 2 weeks ago suffered severe angina, got scared went to the ER, they ran tests and told me my arteries were severely clogged, need stents put in me, had the stents put in, they put me on Plavix told me I would be on it for life. Well it's been 3 weeks now on the Plavix, love it, so far no side effects."
jtic January 9, 2011
133 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on Plavix for a little over 5 years. It was prescribed by my Cardioligst following a vascular blockage and placement of a stent. Other than bruising and bleeding at the slightest contact, I have had no known side effects. I give Plavix a 10 because I am still kicking at 73."
old geezer January 7, 2011
151 users found this comment helpful.
"RCA blockage of 95% in 2007. 2 stents (medicated). Took Plavix for 8 months then discontinued on doctor orders. 8 months later I suffered stent thrombosis and the 2 doctors I saw in the hospital seemed surprised I had discontinued Plavix. Another stent was inserted and I have been on Plavix since. I jog or bike at least an hour a day, usually more. My GERD has gotten worse lately and I just switched from Plavix to Effient along with proton pump inhibitors in morning and evening."
Anonymous December 14, 2010
120 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a heart attack July 7th this year. What a surprise that was. I had wonderful doctors and they prescribed Plavix. I was told I will need to take it for the rest of my life. I had two stents and damage to the back of my heart. I feel much better now and will for sure take my Plavix."
holycow September 20, 2010
109 users found this comment helpful.
"I have severe bruising on my arms from very thin skin. I have debated for a long time about taking Plavix. I started taking it 9 years ago when I had a very mild heart attack and a stent in a 90% blocked artery. There was another artery that was 60% blocked which they told me should be watched. 6 months ago , I had a heart catheter and they said the blockage was gone, and they didn't know why. My Doctor said that I should continue taking Plavix, and that stopping probably wouldn't help the bruising and thin skin. So that is what I will do."
librasue April 30, 2010
153 users found this comment helpful.
"Had a heart attack on July 3rd, stent put in, put on Plavix for one month. Stent partially collapsed after stopping Plavix and was having some chest pains. Doctor put me back on Plavix and no more problems since. It sure works good for me and no side effects."
Anonymous March 12, 2010
137 users found this comment helpful.
"Easy to bruise, a bit of a bleeder, but I'm still alive after 2 years. Other clogged arteries are stable. Good news... I've been also told I'm a lifer. No side effects that I can tell other than the minor ones above."
Anonymous February 12, 2010
105 users found this comment helpful.
"In 1995 I had a stent put in. In 2001 I had a small heart attack. I have been on Plavix ever since and my blood pressure is normal and I have all my stents and no more heart problems."
da pig February 5, 2010
103 users found this comment helpful.
"I've been using Plavix for a couple years now since I had 2 angioplasties. It work just fine. However some of the drawbacks are: - easy bruising, and long recover time - easy bleeding from injuries, so don't take chances - My Doctor told me I'd have to take Plavix for the rest of my life - cost is no concern since my insurance pays all but $9.00 per month"
Vudy606 October 5, 2009
125 users found this comment helpful.
"A great deal of bloating and some digestive discomfort. Every few weeks it feels like I am getting a bad head cold, then it goes away. I hope it's doing the trick!"
Anonymous September 7, 2009
124 users found this comment helpful.
"I guess it is working great to relieve the possibility of clots, for I have no sign of a clot returning. However, I am covered in bruises and my stomach is knots more, I feel bloated and uncomfortable. I am unable to drink even a small amount of coffee in the morning, even a few hours after having taken the dose. That being said, I have to take it for at least a year after my heart attack, so I guess I have to deal with these side effects."
skers June 24, 2009
149 users found this comment helpful.
Anonymous November 27, 2008
98 users found this comment helpful.
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