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After having two strokes in 2010, I was diagnosed with Thalamic pain syndrome.
My left side is constantly having the burning sensation from my head down to the tip of my toes. I am trying to live with the pain. The worse thing is the tremors in my left arm. Medication has been tried but so far nothing has helped. Am open for suggestions.
Are there online stroke support groups?
Hi, Caring.com now has two online support groups you may find helpful:
What treatment is avialable for oculopalatal myoclonus?
I SUSTAINED A BRAIN INJURY FROM CLOSED HEAD TRAUMA WHERE I SUFFERED COMA, BRAINSTEM DAMAGE... AMONG OTHER THINGS.. MY LEFT EYE BOUNCES UP AND DOWN AT ALL TIMES. I HAVE BALANCE ISSUES, I WALK WITH A CANE AND DO NOT DRIVE. I SEE EVERYTHING IN MOTION...
How can I stop nephews and nieces from driving my elderly mother into financial ruins?
Disclaimer: I am not an expert nor an attorney, but I do have a little personal experience.
Is there financial help for physical therapy after a stroke?
If you need help with prescription drug costs you can reach out to RedeMed Prescription Assistance Program.
Can Plavix and ibuprofen be taken together?
While not completely contraindicated (meaning it’s not an absolute rule), there are many warnings about the use of Plavix with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
Is there a Plavix equivalent?
There are not currently any "generic" versions of Plavix that are available, although some will be coming within the next three years. The nice thing about Plavix is that there is significant research that shows how well it works, something that will be missing from future equivalents.
Does Plavix treat atrial fibrillation?
Treatments for atrial fibrillation include restoring the heart to normal rhythm, slowing the heart rate, and preventing blood clots. Many people with this condition require more than one type of treatment. Plavix would be prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, but does not actually treat the atrial fibrillation...
Can Plavix and Zantac be taken together safely?
Plavix and Zantac can be taken together safely. Plavix and certain Proton Pump Inhibitors such as Nexium can not be taken together safely because the PPI drugs inhibit the ability of Plavix to be metabolized by the body, greatly reducing it's effectiveness...
Is stopping Plavix prior to surgery recommended?
Plavix is prescribed to prevent blood clots. The drug decreases the formation of blood platelets, which form clots, which in turn causes an increased bleeding risk. Before any surgical procedure, the doctor will recommend that the use of Plavix be discontinued...
When should you stop taking Plavix?
Plavix is a perscription drug used for the treatment of heart disease. You should stop taking this medication if you have the following side effects: vomiting of blood, blood in the eyes, heavy bleeding, bloody or black stools. It is advised to seek medical attention if you have these severe side effects and always listen to your doctor's recommendations...
What are the Plavix medications side effects?
The most common side effects from using Plavix are bruising and unexplained bleeding. You should contact your health care provider if you have heavier than usual menstrual periods while taking Plavix, or have unexplained vaginal bleeding which is not related to your monthly cycle, if you are female...
What is the Plavix INR test?
A Plavix INR test is a test used to ensure that Plavix is working properly. INR stands for International Normalized Ratio, and it is a score that represents the effectiveness of blood thinning drugs by measuring the time taken for blood clots to form. A normal person not on anticoagulant therapy likely has an INR around 1
What is the half life of Plavix?
The prescription drug Plavix is used to stop clots in the blood and help prevent heart attack and stroke. It has a half life of seven to eight hours. Plavix is usually taken by mouth once a day and dosage and duration depends on your medical condition...
How long should you take Plavix with drug eluting stents?
This question is causing quite a stir in the medical community. Some doctors are against patients staying on Plavix with the stents as there seem to be an increaed risk of blood clots. However most recommend their patients stay on for at least one year to get the full effect.
What is the classification of Plavix?
Plavix belongs to the drug class platelet aggregation inhibitors, also known as antiplatelets. It works by preventing platelets from forming into clots. Drugs are classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Aspirin is another type of antiplatelet drug...
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What is the Plavix platelet function assay?
The Plavix platelet function assay tests the ability of platelets to bind to the P2Y12 receptor. Plavix is a member of a family of drugs that blocks platelet coagulation by inhibiting the P2Y12 receptor. In other words if your on Plavix your P2Y12 receptor function should be decreased.
How long should you take Plavix after a bare metal stent?
Current research has found that patients with stents need to take Plavix for 12 months after receiving the stents. Doctors used to be concerned about long term use of Plavix but recent studies have shown that Plavix can be safely taken for over 2 years.
Does Plavix treat TIA?
TIA stands for transient ischemic attack; essentially a ministroke where the effects are temporary. However, it often acts a warning sign of a future stroke and about a third of people have a TIA go on to have a stroke within a year. Plavix is one of many drugs that may be used to treat the underlying conditions that caused the TIA in the first place...
What are the Plavix overdose symptoms?
Plavix, also known as clopidogrel bisulfate, is a drug utilized to prevent the formation of blood clots in those who have recently suffered a heart attack, stroke, or severe chest pain. Its manufacturer is Bristol-Myers Squibb. Because of the way it works, it can cause a person to bleed more easily...
Does Plavix treat PAD?
Yes, Plavis does treat P.A.D. (Peripherel artery disease).Having poor circulation in your legs can indicate that you have poor circulation in other parts of your body, such as the heart and brain.Plavix helps keep platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming clots.When clots form patients are at a greater risk for strokes and heart attacks...
Does Plavix cause nose bleeds?
One of the more common side effects of taking Plavix are nose bleeds. Usually these symptoms should clear up shortly after you begin taking the medication. If the nose bleed is particularly severe or continually reoccurrs you should talk with your doctor about the problem. .
Can you eat grapefruit while on Plavix?
It is safe to eat grapefruit while taking the medication Plavix. There has been no evidence of any adverse reaction between the anti clotting medication Plavix and eating grapefruit. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice has been shown to have side effects with certain drugs, especially statins used to treat...
Does Plavix cause fatigue?
When referencing Drugs.com, fatigue is a listed side effect of Plavix. Through drug research, it has been noted as a side effect in roughly 3% of patients. Usually fatigue is accompanied by body pain or flu-like symptoms. Please speak to your doctor if you are experiencing fatigue as a result of Plavix...
Is Plavix and aspirin safe for stroke prevention?
Plavix and aspirin, either taken separately or as part of a daily regimen, can be beneficial for some people in the prevention of strokes. Plavix is used primarily in coronary heart patients to thin blood and discourage blood clotting. Aspirin, as well, is a blood-thinning agent...
Does vitamin K affect Plavix?
Vitamin K does not affect Plavix. Plavix works differently than other anticoagulants in that it does not stop the liver from processing Vitamin K. Therefore, there is not affect.
Can Plavix and Aciphex be taken together safely?
No Plavix and Aciphex cannot be taken safely together. There is a serious drug interaction risk with these medicines. There is an increased risk of stroke and heart attack with this drug combination.
What are the signs of Plavix allergy?
Studies have shown that two out of every 100 patients will experience an allergic reaction when taking Plavix. The symptoms though rare can be very serious and even life threatening. Some of the symptoms are hives, swelling in the face, lips, or throat, and difficulty breathing...
Can Plavix and pantoprazole be taken together safely?
Plavix and pantoprazole should not be taken together. The risk of drug interaction between these medication is high. Use of these medications together can cause a significant risk in hospitalization from heart attack, stroke, unstable angina, or repeat revascularization.
Should you stop Plavix before tooth extraction?
The prescription drug Plavix is used to prevent clots in the blood. If it is taken during certain dental procedures, such as tooth extraction or oral surgery, it can cause excessive bleeding. Some dentists recommend you stop taking Plavix several days before your scheduled dental procedure...
What is the difference between Plavix vs ticlopidine?
Plavix and ticlopidine share similar purposes; however, Plavix may be the safer of the two drugs. They are both antiplatelet drugs used for prevention of stroke and inhibition of blood clotting, which work by inhibiting ADP receptors. However, ticlopidine has a greater risk of side effects; it has...
Does Plavix cause weight gain?
There is no evidence to support that Plavix causes weight gain. Several users report some weight loss with the drug, however no weight gain is reported and this is not listed as a side effect of the drug.
Does Plavix cause thrombocytopenia?
Thrombocytopenia is not a decrease in red blood cells, but instead, a decrease in platelets.
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What is the Plavix resistance test?
A percentage of the population have metabolisms that will not fully metabolize Plavix, rendering it much less effective at preventing dangerous clots. The presence of the genetic markers that herald such a resistance to metabolizing Plavix can be indentified with a genetic test...
Is there a natural alternative to Plavix?
Natural alternatives to Plavix include Nattokinase which help to break down fibrin (the fibrous protein involved in forming clots). Products that improve circulation such as L-Arginine, Cayenne, Butcher's Broom, Fish Oil, and Niacin are also beneficial.
Does Plavix cause heartburn?
Recently, Plavis has been linked to adverse side effects in the news. Plavis is used as an alternative to aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Plavix prevents the formation of platelets in the blood, which may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, stroke, heart attack and death when taken in combination with aspirin...
Should you stop Plavix before an epidural?
Whether or not stopping Plavix before an epidural is a good idea is really up to the doctor that's in charge of the patient. Each body will react to drugs differently, and this is no different with Plavix. Depending on the person who is getting the epidural, it could be a bad or good decision to stop taking the medication...
Does Plavix treat DVT?
Plavix is used to treat clotting in your blood so it would seem logical to assume that it can be used to treat DVT, deep vein thrombosis. And it can be used as a process of treatment for DVT. While anticogulants will likely be used first Plavix may be used to prevent future clots from forming...
Should you stop Plavix before a colonoscopy?
Plavix slows down the ability of your blood to clot. So with any procedure there is an element of risk. You should carefully consult with your doctor in advance of the colonoscopy and determine if you should temporarily stop taking Plavix until the procedure is complete.
Does Plavix cause anemia?
Plavix is a drug used to prevent blood clots. It is perscribed to people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke and in people with blood or heart disorders. Like all drugs, Plavix has a list of side effects. It may cause anemia in some patients, however this is rare and has been seen in less than 1% of people...
How does Plavix affect platelets?
Plavix is considered an anticoagulant which means its causes the blood to not clot as fast. Platelets are colorless bodies inside of the blood that causes the blood to clot when there is an injury or puncture. Plavix is known to inhibit the creation of platelets in order to help patients avoid heart...
Can Plavix and Pepcid be taken together safely?
There is no interaction between Plavix and Pepcid, therefore both can be taken simutaneously without interaction. While this is a general rule, it is always good to check with a qualified health professional before combining any medications.
What is the difference between Plavix vs Ticlid?
The major difference between Plavix and Ticlid is that Ticlid reduces the number of platelets in the blood stream where Plavix prevents platelets for coagulating. Both drugs decrease clotting but Ticlid has the potential to cause more side effects than Plavix.
What are the Plavix withdrawal symptoms?
Plavix is not a habit forming drug, meaning that all medical evidence strongly suggests you will not through a withdrawal once you stop taking the medication. What will change is that your blood will start clotting up again as the medication leaves your system and this could leave you vulnerable to a...
What are the monitoring parameters for Plavix?
Plavix is a very common drug used for heart problems and especially after stenting procedures done for heart attacks. It comes in tablet form and acts in special blood cells known as platelets to prevent clotting. Generally there are no monitoring parameters for plavix use like there are in other medications such as coumadin...
What are the long term use side effects of Plavix?
Plavix can create hypertension with exercise in some people if they have long term use of Plavix. Also when cut and bleeding a patient will find that they cannot stop the bleeding as quickly as possible. Also there is a possibility of dizziness and fainting after taking Plavix for an extended amount of time...
How should you discontinue taking Plavix?
The first thing you need to do when you want to stop taking Plavix is to call your doctor. They will review your condition and medications and determine if you need a treatment to replace the Plavix. After you stop taking Plavix your doctor may order test to make sure your blood clotting time has returned to normal...
Should Plavix be stopped before dental extractions?
This is an anti-platelet medication, it is also known as clopidogrel to medical professionals and pharmacists. Plavix is a brand of this drug. When undergoing dental surgeries it is considered "safe enough" to continue on the same dosage of anti-platelet medication as the patient is used to...
Has Plavix cause deaths?
There have been deaths associated with the person taking Plavix. Being on Plavix after having a stent or heart attack means that you have a chance of having another heart attack within three months. If a patient uses Plavix when it is not necessarily needed it can greatly increase their risk of stroke, heart attack and has cause several deaths...
Can Plavix and antacids be taken together?
The combination of antacids and Plavix have been used at times and its side effects may hurt you. They say you shouldn't take anything that could make your stomach upset and possibly make your chest feel more pain. The idea is to just take Plavix and see how that feels and in case of the need of an antacid, make sure you have food in your stomach...
Is crushing Plavix OK?
It is best that your Plavix is taken as prescribed and not crushed. The thin layer of wax on the outside of the pill controls the rate at which the pill will dissolve in your stomach. Crushing the pill can cause unwanted and unexpected side effects.
When will generic Plavix be available?
The patent for Plavix expires in 2011, so until then there is no available generic form. The generic name for Plavix is Clopidogrel. This drug helps blood clots and is under works to release a generic form.
Can Plavix and ranitidine be taken together safely?
The latest research has shown that taking Plavix and Ranitidine together lessens the ability of Plavix to prevent blood clots. This side effect should
Why is my sister's speech unintelligible?
your sister has probably had a stroke. she needs help and treatment for that. please get her to a doctor. sudden severe changes in a person with dementia is NEVER due to dementia. it ALWAYS means a person needs expert medical help.
Can Plavix and aspirin be taken together safely?
Your doctor may recommend taking Plavix and aspirin together. The two medications complement each other and can be done safely. Plavix works by preventing blood clots from forming by stopping platelets from sticking together. Aspirin work by thinning the blood allowing the blood to flow better...
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How long should you take Plavix post stent?
If aspirin does well with out the plavix,then why take the two,and suffer the side effects from Plaavix?my life is some times a living h$$$$ since being on plavix,if my doctor said" you take the aspirin for like I would gladly do so" no one knows how this stuff makes ones feel, since I take coumadin,aspirin & plavix I feel like I'll die...
Should you stop taking Plavix before surgery?
Being that Plavix prevfents the clotting of blood, it woud be a good idea to stop taking this before surgery. The manufacturer recommends discontinuing use at least five days prior to surgery. It is important to discuss this within your doctor prior to the surgery.
What size mg does Plavix come in?
Plavix usually comes in 75 milligram doses per pill. This would be the normal usage by an adult. Sometimes in cases where the patient has more intense complications, Plavix can be doubled or even tripled up for a more concentrated result.
What are the interactions between Plavix and Protonix?
The interaction between Plavix and Protonix is not a positive one and should be avoided. Plavix helps patient prevents strokes and heart attacks and Protonix is used to treat erosive esophaghitis and stomach acid. While they treat similar diseases the interaction between them can cause the effectiveness of both drugs...
Do you need a prescription for Plavix?
Plavix is a drug that requires a prescription because the use of Plavix must be diagnosed and monitored by a doctor. Plavix is used to inhibit platelet development and prevent blood clots after surgery especially heart or artery surgery. Plavix comes in different mg doses and it should not be sold over-the-counter because of its strong effects...
What is the difference between Plavix vs Coumadin?
Plavix is a medication used to inhibit the formation of potentially harmful clots. Coumadin is a medication that is designed to prevent the formation of potentially harmful clots...
When is stopping Plavix recommended?
It is stated that Plavix should never be stopped immediately you should gradually come off of Plavix giving your body time to adjust to the change. If someone stops Plavix suddenly there is a good chance that they could begin having the same problems they did before taking Plavix. The current amount of Plavix that is recommended right now is a year...
What is the difference between Plavix vs Effient?
Plavix a medication used by patients who may be at risk for a stroke or heart attack. It is classified medically as an antiplatelet drug. Plavix is also commonly used to treat patients recovering from certain types of heart surgery. It prevents potentially serious clotting from occurring...
When does the Plavix patent expire?
How does Plavix prevent strokes?
The medication Plavix is an anti platelet drug that helps prevent clots in the blood. Blood clots that travel to the brain can cause strokes. Plavix is most often prescribed to people after a recent heart attack or stroke, or for people who have certain heart or blood vessel disorders and are at an increased risk for developing blood clots...
What is the difference between Plavix vs aspirin?
Plavix prevents blood clots from forming by stopping platelets from sticking together. Aspirin thins the blood allowing the blood to flow better. The diifference in the two is in how they work. However, they both can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in their own way so they can complement each other if taken together...
Can you drink alcohol with Plavix?
There is no specific indication against taking Plavix when you drink alcohol. But in general it is not a good idea to imbibe excessive amounts of alcohol after you have had a stroke or heart attack.
When is the Plavix patent expiry date?
The expiration date of the patent for Plavix expires on November 17, 2011. It may take a little time to develop and test an generic equivalent after the patent expires. Plavix may be expensive but it does work quite well.
What are the interactions between Plavix and Prozac?
There is a high risk of drug interaction between Plavix and Prozac and they should generally not be used together. Mean inhibition of platelet aggregation (IPA) was diminished in studies, making the Plavix less effective. The antiplatelet effect is dependent in part on bioactivation by the isoenzyme...
What is the interaction between Plavix and alcohol?
Drinking alcohol while taking Plavix can increase the chance of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Plavix is an anticoagulant which prevents your blood from clotting and makes it easier for you to bleed. Alcohol causes blood vessels to constrict which also increases the risk of bleeding...
What is the difference between Plavix vs warfarin?
Plavix, or clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug. This class of medication interacts with platelets to prevent them from forming into harmful blood clots. Aspirin is also an antiplatelet drug. Warfarin, or Coumadin is an inhibitor of clotting factor synthesis. These drugs work by inhibiting the production of certain clotting factors in the liver...
Who is the Plavix manufacturer?
Pavlix is a drug that is used to decrease chance of heart-attacks and strokes, It is manufactured by the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership. Bristol-Meyers Squibb is known for the production of drugs that combat cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV, hepatitis b, rheumatoid...
Does Plavix cause bruising?
Yes in some people Plavix can cause more bruising than usual. Plavix affects the way your blood flows and clots therefore you may be able to bruise much easier while taking Plavix. If you get some sort of trauma to your body you are more likely to experience a bruise while on Plavix...
How long should you take Plavix with drug coated stents?
In 2006 the FDA suggested that patients with drug coated stents should take Plavix for a minimum of 12 months after receiving the stents. You may have to go off Plavix for a short time for certain medical procedures. However you should always be under a doctor's care if you need to temporarily quit taking Plavix...
What is the difference between Plavix vs Aggrenox?
Plavix and Aggenox are both antiplatelet agents prescribed to people at high risk of a heart attack or stroke. The primary difference between the two medications is that Plavix is often prescribed...
Is Plavix safe long term?
This is an interesting question. The latest research shows that it is safe to use Plavix for as long as two years. However the clot reducing effects of Plavix are so important in some patients some doctors feel that any side effects from long term Plavix use are tolerable considering the problems patients have when they quit taking Plavix...
What are the indications for Plavix?
Plavix is medication used to prevent potentially serious blood clots from forming. Its use is indicated by those in danger of a heart attack or stroke. It is also used in the recovery from certain types of heart surgery...
When can you stop taking Plavix after a stent?
A coronary stent[heartsite.com] is a wire mesh tube that is inserted into a clogged artery and then expanded by use of a balloon to open and enlarge the inside diameter of the artery. Because the balloon is a foreign body and a regular supply of blood is moving along the stent, there is a great risk that a clot will form and attach to the stent...
Can Plavix and Pletal be taken together?
It is not recommended for Plavix and Pletal to be taken together. There is a believed moderate drug interaction between the two drugs, with a theoretical risk of increased inhibition of platelet aggregation. There is concern that combining the two drugs together may increase risk of excessive bleeding...
Does Plavix cause a rash?
Yes, Plavix can cause a rash.This is considered a serious side effect of Plavix. If you are taking Plavex and develop a rash it is very important to contact your health care provider right away. Some other serious side effects of Plavix include -hives, itching , difficulty breathing, tightness in the...
be taken seriously and your doctor should be consulted to determine a proper alternative treatment.