Warfirn or Plavix

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Gordon
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Warfirn or Plavix

Post by Gordon » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:43 am

What is the general concensus.

I want to stay on Plavix but am investigating Warfirin.

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Post by Nasti » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:53 pm

Any bad side effects?

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FYI

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:26 am

non on plavix

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Post by esta » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:07 pm

why consider a change then?

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Post by Cece » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:31 pm

what does your doctor advise, why not go with that?

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Evidence is still coming in

Post by Gordon » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:59 pm

It is a lifestyle and to thine own self be true choice. I am not the most organized, live a hectic life, and Plavix requires less maitenance.

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Post by esta » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:10 pm

gordon, thx, i hope my dr agrees when i get his perscription. the thinner from poland's equivilant is plavix.., so that's what i want. i gather with warfin, its weekly blood checks. but. maybe i'm supposed to on this too. living in oblivion is easier...for me anyways

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Post by Nasti » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:01 pm

I am on Pradaxa, 2 times a day, a pill, no side-effects...
Still, I have forgotten to take it like 10-15 times so far, no matter how much I try not to. So that is the maintenance needed, not perfect, but set your alarm clock on your cell phone to ring every night at 10 and you will not forget :) that's what I do...and no blood check-ups :)

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Post by Wallwalker » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:29 am

Plavix and aspirin like drugs are anti platelet drugs. As such they prevent platelet mediated clots forming in the arterial system. Hence prophylaxis for heart attacks, strokes and stents within the coronary arteries. Warfarin or heparin is used to prevent clots in the venous system, such as deep vein thrombosis in the legs. Warfarin, though much cheaper than Plavix needs regular monitoring until stable point reached ie blood tests. So here's the rub, and one reason venous stents need research. What s the likeliest mediator for a possible clot in the vein? Platelet or clotting cascade and hence warfarin or Plavix/aspirin? The Jury is out.
SPMS 20years. EDSS 6.5

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