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suggus,

I just read a study suggesting that heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) were killing far more people after heart procedures than was commonly reported. The article implies that aspirin was FAR safer.I agree. After all there were generations of people who took lifelong doses of 10-16 aspirin for arthritis control...and probably still do.
Look for MUCH greater control of the use of coumadin as a result of this study.


I'll take the aspirin any day over coumadin...and that goes DOUBLE for Plavix, in my estimation the very WORST of the blood thinners.

Think about it this way...imagine a world where everyone took daily coumadin in small doses but took a huge dose with every headache and sore joint and daily for years with chronic pain; I envision bodies littering the streets...much like dead rats actually :D:D.
I would like to know why you say Plavix is bad for you. My dad, 89, is on plavix for years and I am wondering if some of his health problems could be plavix related. Thanks.
lolasmom,

My main objection to Plavix is the high risk of unstoppable serious bleeds that occur. The studies show that it is no more effective than aspirin and it's benefits accrue from taking it WITH aspirin for two months after a coronary procedure.

After the two months there's no further benefit from the Plavix...but the risk of hemmorhage goes on and on. The company admits to a 1% chance of a major bleed (death or the replacement of 4 units of blood) to be 1%...critics say 2%. This is too high for something "as good as aspirin."
I really think the NEXT BIG DRUG SCANDAL will be Plavix!
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suggus,

I just read a study suggesting that heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) were killing far more people after heart procedures than was commonly reported. The article implies that aspirin was FAR safer.I agree. After all there were generations of people who took lifelong doses of 10-16 aspirin for arthritis control...and probably still do.
Look for MUCH greater control of the use of coumadin as a result of this study.


I'll take the aspirin any day over coumadin...and that goes DOUBLE for Plavix, in my estimation the very WORST of the blood thinners.

Think about it this way...imagine a world where everyone took daily coumadin in small doses but took a huge dose with every headache and sore joint and daily for years with chronic pain; I envision bodies littering the streets...much like dead rats actually :D:D.


OK!! now I'm really freaking!
RAT POISON? My husband was just started on 6mgs of coumadin ( due to a pulmonary embolism, complications from a triple bypass ) They want him to take it for 3 months along with 325 mg asprin. He does have to go get his blood clotting tested 2 times a week but RAT POSION? Really?:eek:
Cass