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Is it safe to stop taking plavix?

By August 12, 2014 - 8:14pm
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My dad is 69 he put two stents in february 2014. He. Started taking plavix and right now this past friday he had a serious side afect of internal bleeding. The doctors told him to stop fornow. He also takes aspirin. He also has high blood pressure. AND TAkes benicar 20. I want to know if its safe for him tonstop plavix. Ive read a lot of stuff online of people saying it has a high risk of heartbattack Please let me know what he can do im really scared and i feel like the doctors he go to are too calm about i

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Hi Susan,

I feel a little more better knowing that the risk of a heart attack is small. I actually spoke to the gastronoligist today because he had an endoscopy on Monday and said that he should be back on plavix. But his cardiologist said to not be on it for now and so did his primary care doctor. I'm a bit confused now but I think it's safe to be on aspirin 81. His blood pressure is low now so his doctor told him to stop benicar 20 for now as well. Thank you so much for your help. If there is anything else you know about this please let me know. Thank you.

August 14, 2014 - 7:33pm

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for your time. He will stop it for now but inwas just wondering if it has serious side affects such as heart attack or stroke. Because online it said the first three moths are the most risky when off the drug. I am wondering if this is true and what you think of it. Im not sure if its because of a history of heart attack or stoke or even with someone with no history. He is taking just the aspirin now. (Along with others that he usually takes) just stopped the plavix and im wondering if it has serious side affects. I really appreciate your help.

August 13, 2014 - 10:37am

He also has no history of heart attacks or strokes.

August 12, 2014 - 8:17pm
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