Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is an oral antiplatelet medication, that is used to prevent blood clots. It is given to patients who had a recent attack of stroke or heart attack, and people who have poor circulation of blood in their extremities (arms and legs).

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Kindly suggest treatment for someone who had TIA for two hours.

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a TIA for two hours nearly four months ago where he could not understand what was going around him and had some difficulties with walking. He was released from the hospital after five days. Before this, he had a fever. His CRP level was also 2.328 and he was taking Atorva...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. TIA (transient ischemic attack) for more than 60 minutes in a hypertensive and diabetic patient is a very serious sign that could lead to a stroke. I suggest you control your blood pressure andblood glucose with medications with regular followup. I suggest you takeCl...  Read Full »

My father has been suffering from bleeding bladder and enlarged prostate. Can it be due to taking medications like Aspirin and Plavix?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my sick father. Last year, he suffered a brain stroke on the right side of the brain, which caused paralysis on his left side of the body. A week after that, he was diagnosed with heart blockage, which needed a bypass procedure. After treatment, he started rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. If you ask me with the formed conclusion that the bladder bleeding is resulting from the use of blood thinners, I would say yes there is need to stop Aspirin. This is a straight forward answer, as the risk of bleeding is...  Read Full »

My mother got a brain stroke last month. Are home care and supervision enough?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother got a brain stroke last month. Since then, she has been hospitalized. She got another stroke on the first week this month. We immediately did an MRI and saw a bigger clot. The earlier clot had also increased in size. So within the window period, we gave her the Boehringer K...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the files provided by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is unfortunate that your mother developed bleeding after Boehringer Knoll injection. It is documented to happen in 5 to 7 % of the patients to whom this injection is given for st...  Read Full »

Is there any issue with my echo report?

Query: Hi doctor,I had anterior myocardial infarction five years back, and I was on medications until angiogram and angioplasty were done last year. My last month echo report states, mid anterior septum, anterior wall, and anterolateral wall thinned and hypokinetic. Apical septum, LV apex thinned, and akin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are changes due to AWMI (anterior wall myocardial infarction). You are having dysfunction of the heart, which is of moderate intensity. It is a significant dysfunction, but manageable. Normal functioning of the heart is more than 55 %, and yours is 40 %. Surviv...  Read Full »

Which blood thinner is safe to be used in pulmonary embolism?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. What is the safest blood thinner he can use?  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition. We need to deal with it on an urgent basis with higher levels of blood thinners. The safest one is, of course, the mild ones such as Ecosprin (Aspirin), but that is not the drug of choice in pulmonary embolism in acute stages....  Read Full »

Can Clopidogrel cause chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad got three stents in his heart, one is five years ago, and the other two are 40 days ago. He is under medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The doctor prescribed him blood thinners, and Plavix was one of them. For the past five days, he did not take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following. 1) Did he have similar pain during his recent cardiac event, or was it different? 2) Is he having other symptoms like breathlessness, sweating or does this pain increase on exertion? In the prescription attached (attachments remove...  Read Full »

Can chronic constipation cause hematuria in older adults?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle is 62 years old. He had CAD post-PTCA (eight years back) and hemorrhoids. Today he had blood in the urine with occasional burning micturition. He recently got a few routine investigations, including urine analysis, which shows 4-6 pus cells, and USG abdomen showed grade 1 pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Katumalla Francis Sridhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable reason for hematuria here will be cardiac drugs. He needs to stop Clopitab (Clopidogrel) for a few days, at least until the hematuria settles. He needs to continue Tamsulosin, and a dose of antibiotics for five days may also help the infection part of any...  Read Full »

What is your opinion about my father's medication?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had a stroke before 10 years (left hemisensory infarct) and two years ago, he has undergone CABG. Two days back, while walking, he felt some numbness in his right side leg and arm up to the shoulder. It persisted for about half an hour. Now, he is fine. But, when we visited the...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he can follow the changed schedule. Your doctor has changed plain Aspirin and Clopilet (Clopidogrel) to the combination of Aspirin and Dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is a medicine, which is quite effective in preventing the thrombosis. It is more effective on the coron...  Read Full »

Will glucosamine taken for osteoarthritis interact with Clopidogrel?

Query: Hello doctor, I have osteoarthritis of shoulders. Which glucosamine products do not interact with Clopidogrel? What medication or supplement can I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming, based on the drugs, you are in your middle ages. Without knowing your medical condition and why are you on Clopidogrel, I am assuming that you may have a cardiac condition that needs anti-platelet medicines. Also, arthritis of the shoulder is rather ...  Read Full »

Can blood thinners cause red blood spots on skin?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is diabetic and hypertensive with CABG in 2015 for two arteries. She had a minor stroke in 1996 and a repeat stent for RCA in 2018. Now she is seeing some red spots on her legs (maybe because of blood thinners). She also had two episodes of low platelet counts before. Consid...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How old is she? Her platelet was not that low, but was just in a low normal range. Also, these spots are also not dangerous and life-threatening. She should avoid situations which may lead to...  Read Full »

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