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Old 03-19-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
juan motime
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perplexed by Plavix

I had two drug-eluting stents installed in 2005. Since then, no chest pains or other problems.

Back then, I was told to take Plavix for three months. Then it was changed to six, and then to a year. Now the doctor says I should take it as long as I can afford it.

Since 2007, I've been cutting the pills in half.

Since it's the pharmceutical company that keeps saying you need to take this drug forever, I can't trust them.

Has anyone researched this issue and come with anything worthwhile? I can afford the drug but am wondering if I'm just wasting my money. No side effects that I'm aware of, other than bruising more easily.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: perplexed by Plavix

Plavix is a type of blood thinner (antiplatelet aggregator) which was ordered for you because you are more prone to developing a blood clot because of your medical history.
Blood clots are a life threatening condition your doctor is trying to prevent.

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