Drug Ratings for PLAVIX

Average Rating: 2.4 (451 Ratings)

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 1  Cardiac stent procedure Feel really sick all of the time; shortness of breath with activity, dizziness, bad dry cough, loss of appetite, food tastes really bad, chest aches, headache, joint pain, chills. Has angiogram & found 80% blockage. I was put on Plavix right away and immediately started feeling bad. By the time I had the stent procedure 12 days later, I felt terrible. I still feel terrible 2 weeks later and my throat is raw from coughing. F 71 28 days
75 MG 1X D
12/16/2014
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 1  cardiologist 15th year of plavix..unexplained ruptures of joint ligaments. M 66 10 years
75mg
12/13/2014
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 1  Heart attack, stent placement Brain fog, chest pain, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath, anxiety, nervousness, irritability, blurred vision, shaking of extremities. After 7 months of taking this poison, I'm going to stop and just take baby aspirin instead. I've read that there is good evidence that suggest 6 months is long enough to be on Plavix after stent placement. M 41 7 months
75 MG 1X D
11/18/2014
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 2  Plavix prescribed following stents Back pain and severe weakness in my legs Problem only severe for the past 3 months M 75 9 months
75mg
11/16/2014
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 1  PCI and 2 stents After operation 600 mg, thought I will die. Horrible headache and vision problems. Headache and bleeding etc Poison pills!!! Stopped at my own risk taking this medication. Now aspirin and no side effects. M 47 3 months
75 mg
10/24/2014

 4  2 strokes and 1 tia Tired. Recently had an abssessed tooth pulled. Healing very slow. Opening had to be packed after 2 weeks. 2 months later there is still an opening. M 67 7 months
75 mgs
9/29/2014
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 1  I had a stroke Plavix made me sick. Diahrrea 7 wks. Lady with blocked artery. Drink one glass of welchs grape juice every single day. I did and when I had ulta sound of my neck I had no blocked artery. I found that in google. I asked is there anything that unclogs blocked arteries. Also good for the heart and more. F 68 3 months
75 mg
7/31/2014

 5  blocked arteries rash,then swelling of neck,face,arms,then next day severe joint pain in elbow,which moved around my body over next few days,as the pain got worse like having my joints broken,the pain was that bad,stopped taking Plavix,needed steroids to ease the pain,which worked,but took a month for things to settle down. please don't wait if you start to have pain in your joints,it will only get worse,go to your doctors,to get pain relief,and a different medication M 57 21 days
30mg 1X D
7/24/2014

 2  Arteriosclerosis Horrible bloody spots , all over arms, some on legs, skin like a lizard now, wonder what it does to insides. I have stopped it, but now on aspirin and still get bloody spots, little and big. Did it save my life?? F 74 1 years
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7/2/2014
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 1  des , heart attack muscle weakness, loss of balance, dizziness, brain fog, depression, anxiety, puts me to sleep for a couple of hours then wake up abruptly & cannot go back to sleep for about 3 or 4 hours, upper back pain, gastric reflux, hair loss. all bad...nothing good to say about this toxic drug. i hate this drug. i will have taken it for a year in july '14. cannot wait to stop. i believe US cardiologists are leaning towards prescribing a 6 month course soon. that's great news! i hope all the nasty side effects can be reversed. maybe my hair will grow back!! F 78 11 months
75 mg 1X D
6/27/2014

 5  2 angiolasties / 2 stents None with Plavix. Vertigo, sickness and arrythmia with a generic replacement, which I tried for 2 weeks a year ago. I have low blood pressure and low cholesterol, but HDL:LDL ratio was bad. Weight 75 - 80 kg. Balloon angioplasty removed 4 major (70%+) blockages and 2 stents inserted in 2001, following 13 serious heart events and subsequent heart attack (all unidentified by my California doctor and cardiologist!!). 2nd angioplasty removed a clot that formed between the 2 stents a week later. Plavix taken together with Lipitor 10mg for one year then changed to 10mg Crestor when I came to France later in 2001 - Plavix morning/Crestor night. At least 3 hours exercise per week - mainly hard walking + other outdoor excercise. 3 monthly brief checks by doctor (required for prescription renewal), annual cardiologist checkup and occasional blood tests. No problems to date. M 68 13 years
75mg 1X D
6/3/2014

 1  LAD Med.stent brain fog,chest pain,shortnest of breath,weakness in legs this drug is still around because of corruption between big pharma and dr's M 67 5 months
75 mg 1X D
5/23/2014

 1  HEART STINT ONE ALL OF THE ABOVE. SKIN SORE, BRUISED LIKE IN A FIGHT WITH A HAMMER. SICK, TIRED, HAIR FALLING OUT, SKIN SNAKE LOOKING, STOMACH PROB; ETC. CONFUSION. I WANT MY LIFE BACK. I HAVE AGED 10 YEARS IN TAKING THE FOR 10 MONTHS. TOLD COULD NOT REDUCE DOSE. STOKE PREVENTION. TOLD MUST TAKE A YEAR. IT HAS RUINED MY LIF, IS MY OPINION II AM NOT TAKING IT ANYMORE. BABY ASPIRIN ONLY F 76 10 months
75MG 1X D
5/17/2014
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 1  2 heart stents Heart palpitations sickness they are killing me with this med feeling like heart stops dizzy passing out poison bad drug F 59 4 weeks
5/16/2014
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 5  Post fitting of 1 stent. I am taking it with crestor, later with simvastatin. No side effects,ran 3-5 km on treadmill, until last year reduced to 1 km run and 2-3 km walk. 2 years ago climbed Mt Sinai in Egypt. I have been doing physical exercise since 1987 fairly regularly: run, walk, lift weights.However, in 6 years, only 3 little nose bleeds. Also cramps on my hands and feet very occasionally. But plavix is so dear. I have been taking Plavix (75mg) together with Crestor (10mg) from December 2008 to 2012 and simvastatin (10mg) since. The reason for the change from Cretor to Simvastatin was that Crestor is far too expensive. I never really watch my diet until the doctor said I needed to fit a stent in 2008. Since then I have been careful with what I eat. My weight since highschool has not changed much hovering around 62-64 kg. I never really watch my diet until the doctor said I needed to fit a stent in 2008. Since then I have been careful with what I eat. My weight since highschool has not changed much hovering around 62-64 kg. And very seldom do I catch a cold. M 73 6 years
75mg
4/30/2014
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 4  stint No problems first 8 months of taking drug, then the avalanche of problems arrived, severe chest pains, brain fog, restless sleep, wheezing. extreme fatigue. Im sure this medicine has saved me from stroke or heart attack but I cant stand the chest pains or fatigue any more. Two years ago I was running a mile and a half a day in Iraq, now I cant take a walk in the mall. Spent a lot of money getting a battery of test performed by cardiologist to see what was wrong. Have been feeling like im going crazy (cant walk to far without taking nitroglycerin for chest pain)Glad I saw this article (saw many like me with chest pain). Will tell doctor to pull me off this medicine next month at visit. Any questions or comments contact me at sarse23@yahoo.com M 49 14 months
75 1X D
4/18/2014
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 1  unmedicated stent Insides feel like jelly. Feels like I'm in a constant state of low blood sugar. Very fatigued and short of breath. Felt better before stent! Can't even shop or walk very far. Saw doc a few days ago. He ordered blood work and all was well. I don't think he believes that it's the plavix but has told me I can go on 325 aspirin in 3 weeks. I am not making these things up. I have no reason to lie! I hope I make it 3 more weeks I sit in my chair most of the time I have no quality of life. Headaches anxiety and brain fog. Sick of it F 61 4 weeks
75
4/8/2014
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 1  STENT IN HEART memory impairment, insides quiver, no energy, finger tips and toes ice cold, legs wobbly, look like a drunk, brain fog, feel horrible, constant gas, cough, depression, trouble sleeping, depression, extremely tired, feeL HORRIBLE M 63 4 months
75 1X D
12/26/2013

 1  3 Stents after Heart attack Severe nausea and chest pressure/pain, start in second I was put on Plavix. Which ended up with trips to ER 11 times so far. Went to GI doctor on my own who discovered I have developed Gastritis, plus my gall bladder was only working at 6%. I NEVER had any symptoms of gall bladder problems before Plavix. Had to have it removed 10/31/2013. The 7 days I had to stop Plavix before the surgery were the only days I have felt human since I had to start take that posion F 54 7 months
75 MG 1X D
11/19/2013
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 1  Stent placement Feb. 13 Short of breath, headache, extremely tired, blurred vision, reddish blue nail beds, trembling feeling inside and shaking like being chilled. Feel worse than before the stent was inserted. This is the worse medicine I've ever taken. Within 20 minutes after taking this poison my insides begin to quiver. My hands tremble and my legs are wobbly. The shortness of breath and feeling of oxygen deprived comes and goes, but happens every day several times a day. I have asked the doctor to take me off, but he says I have to stay on it a year. I'm strongly considering stopping on my own. F 63 8 months
75 1X D
10/18/2013

 4  4 stents I am taking the generic clopidogrel 75 Mg daily for 8 weeks.The only change I see different since my stents, my legs get cold at night, and some fatigue early in the day. I don't know If this is from this medication or one of my other meds. will be checking with my Dr. M 68
75 MG 1X D
8/31/2013

 1  3 des stents fall of 2012 I feel horrible as if I am walking in a fog all the time. Short of breath, depressed, constant low grade headache, ache all over. Moody, irritable, can't think straight, forgetful, apathetic. I was told I might be on this for life. What happened to quality of life? I have been told heart "events" can cause depression, but this is ridiculous and "another pill" to cure that is not the answer. Anyone just go off this after DES after one year? Please let me know....53 y/o female. Chislw@aol.com The drug companies are making a fortune off this...someone needs to come up with an alternative to this drug. F 53 10 months
75 1X D
8/4/2013
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 4  Stent My feet are cold when not wearing shoes so I wear socks whenever shoeless, may not be due to Plavix. No trouble with brusing or bleeding, recently had a tooth pulled and the dentist said he normally sees more bleeding. I exercise 1 hour each day with mostly stretching and jog 2 miles, I think that helps more than the meds. I don't know if the med is actually doing anything, especially when so many people go off and their conditions improve. M 66 6 years
75 mg 1X D
8/1/2013
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 2  Unstable angina Cough that is getting worse by the day. Feeling of a FULL head/dull headache. Poor sleeping, a symptom I never had before. "Brain fog" that others have reported is an apt description. Any brain bleed is a petrifying thought.. This is my second go round. Back in 2004 I got my first stent (DES) and tried to take Plavix for 3 months but had to stop after 6 weeks because of daily nose bleeds. Now 3 more stents and after 4 weeks of Plavix it is beginning to look like 6 weeks may be all I can stand. Doctor suggested 1 year, but admitted that Italian hospitals are recommending 3-6 months. Studies show me that the benefits of adding Plavix to aspirin do not continue after the first 2 months. But I doubt that I can bear even a 2 month headache. M 70 31 days
75 mg 1X D
8/1/2013

 1  2 stents Difficulty breathing, stomach/intestinal pain, depression, brain fog, non menopausal hot flashes, bleeding from gums, nicks and cuts take forever to heal, swollen feet, lethargy and irritability I have been researching nattokinase and thought I'd give it a try. I am weaning myself off of this Plavix garbage by alternating days between Plavix and nattokinase. The days I take the natto, I have NO symptoms like I do with the Plavix. I can actually breathe instead of wheezing and having to sit down after walking up a flight of stairs, which is not normal for me. I actually feel well. The days I take Plavix? Utterly miserable. I can't wait to be rid of it for good. F 45 10 months
75mg 1X D
7/29/2013

 1  Stent (2) short of breath, constipation, back ache, fatigue Have been living a poor quality of life since starting plavix. Admitted to hospital for shortness of breath and other assorted ailments. Bill was 58K, went home in the same condition as I entered the hospital. Stopped plavix after the prescribed time and side effects are almost gone M 65 2.5 years
75 MG 1X D
7/29/2013
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 2  heart attack.. blockage 4 stents diag glaucoma. tired always weak. bruse easy and breathing labored M 54 2 days
75mg daily
7/26/2013

 1  Drug Eluding Stent Bad Medicine- Stomach problems, Bleeding, severe headache,severe tiredness. Lost 25 lbs. in three weeks. Plavix made my life horrible. I had bleeding from every opening in my body. could not eat because the drug completely messed my stomach up. Had severe dark watery dierra. had purple bruising all over my arms. When I went to my cardiologist he pretty much told me to deal with it.I had a drug eluting stent placed in my right coronary artery on May 10th,2013, after they found a 60-70% blockage.I was not given any details about the type of stent or that i would be on plavix until after they put it in me. I stopped the plavix after 2 weeks. I had no quality of life left.I am sure i would have bled out or had a stroke if i had stayed on plavix. I would rather take my chance on a fatal heart attack over dying a horrible death on plavix. .My colon is still messed up, hoping appointment with gastro dr. tomorrow will help fix that.Otherwise i am slowly getting better. My stomach has started to settle down and no more bleeding or bruising. I wish anyone luck that has problems with this medication. M 56 14 days
75 mg 1X D
6/27/2013
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 2  Have had 3-4 stents Left lower leg, cramping in two to 3 spots. Left foot cold and numb at toes plus swelling. Had femoral bypass previously M 70 45 days
75 1X D
5/28/2013

 1  Arterial Bypass in Rt Leg Sever fatigue, shortness of breath, weak, tired but have trouble sleeping. Similar to restless leg syndrome, but through the entire body. Sometimes I feel/get confused. No way to live! 60 years old, but I was in great shape, lift weights,surf, etc. What bothers me is all my doctors say they have never heard of anyone else having these side effects. I see on this website, there are literally hundreds of people just like me. I am going to quit taking the medication. I will probably lose my lower leg by amputation, but I would rather do that, than sacrifice my quality of life because of the medication. M 60 30 days
75 1X D
5/13/2013
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 1  Stent fitted due to heart attack Aching limbs, extremely cold all the time, lack of appetite, burping, bleeding from rectnal area and nose occasionally, Oh and a cerebal bleed to the left side of the brain which could only be evacuated after I had been weaned off this drug, which took 12 days whilst I was in a slightly confused state and my walking was likje that of someone who was drunk. M 64 171 days
75g 1X D
4/16/2013
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 2   I had a brain stem stroke over 1 year ago. They started me on Plavix 75MG. I get out of breath so easy with even a short walk. My memory has degraded and affects my work and hobbies not to mention how up set my wife gets when I forget all she says to me. I decided today to stop taking Plavix and just take 1 full dose aspirin a day instead. I will update this after 3 months and report any changes M 55 400 days
75 1X D
4/9/2013
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 1  20210 mutation agitation, mood disturbance F 40 1 days
75 MG 1X D
4/5/2013

 4  high cholesterol level none just greeat ! M 36 30 days
30 1X D
4/4/2013

 1  Heart attack-1 DES stent "Brain fog", memory impairment, can't find the right words, pressure on the brain, confusion, depression. After 6 months, I've notified my Drs. I'm getting off the drug. It's been a nightmarish experience. Been off 1 week now. For those who've had similiar side effects, please email me and let me know how long it took for your side effects to subside. M 62 6 months
75 mg 1X D
3/4/2013
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 1  Post ASD closure device implantatio Headache that feels like a vice slowly closing around my head all day long and lends a feeling of fogginess F 44 7 days
1X D
1/10/2013

 2  Had a mini stroke caused by PFO I experienced bronchitis with bronchial spasms, pleurisy, extreme fatigue, muscle pain in back and chest, drop very low in iron and potassium, depression, insomnia, overall weakness! Initially i though these side effects was caused by the recovery process from stroke......researched endlessly to find out plavix caused all these issues for me. Doc has discontinued my using plavix a week and 2 days ago. Prior to mini stroke, very healthy, ran 4mi a day, ate healthy, no issues with hypertension, cholesterol,clogged arteries, just a birth defect (PFO) only took vitamins and supplement. Been off plavix a wk and 2days. Only taking 2 adult aspirin a day. Have follow up with cardiologist in 2days to look at PFO closure implant. This has been a long scary process. Plavix didn't work well for me. Im almost over the my issues with pleurisy, bronchitis, and lowered iron/potassium levels. M 36 3 months
75mg
9/23/2012
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 1  Mild stroke 2011 Fatigue, very tired legs, tingling right extremities, slurred speech, numb feet, foggy brain, no zest for life, depression. Is anybody else experiencing similar effects? I hope it is the drug so I can go off meds and get my life back. M 52 1 years
75 mg 1X D
9/18/2012
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 4  medicated stent LAD I dont feel any different than before my stent, and before plavix. Still have a dull pain in my chest and left shoulder. No further damage or blockage in heart. I do notice somewhat of a decrease in appetite and my diet coke addiction seems to have faded. I was diagnosed with broken blood vessels behind my right eye before my heart condition was discovered and before plavix. I think some of the side effects in other posts are symptoms many would have had anyway. I am hoping it prevents blockage in my stent and future blockages. I also take 325 mg aspirin. F 41 2 weeks
75 mg
8/14/2012

 3  2 stents in RCA, 2002 Light headed ness, wounds that won't heal in my legs, like scratches from a bush etc. Ya know I really don't know anymore what are side effects VS. just a new condition. I do have osteoporosis and believe Plavix contributed to the lack of bone marrow. But for the most part it's well tolerated. I had open heart in 2007 and haven't had problems since. I attribute that to Plavix. And you know what they say...any day above ground is a good one. ALSO, Plavix is an antiplatelet medication that SHOULD not be taken with green tea which is also a blood thinner. M 62 10 years
75 1X D
8/12/2012
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 5  11 stents Shoulder pain M 60 3 years
75mg
7/26/2012
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 2  medicated stent belching,ulcers,sick stomachhave not felt right since went on plavix went on plavix and had a cath the doc said plavix was not working had a stroke cva ended up in critiical care 3 months later had a TIA have not felt right in my chest or stomach since I am having a burning foot and a burning butt dont know why I am not sure to go off plavix or not but My life has changed !!!!!!! I was told I would have to take it for 1 year now I am to forever I dont think my stomach can take it plus I feel like i am having mini strokes , I have had blood in my urine F 52 5 years
75 1X D
7/20/2012

 4  Coated heart stent, quad bypass. Bruising of skin a bit more than usual and seem to bleed a bit more if I get a break in skin. Neither a serious issue. Still regular activity with Biking, golfing, surfing playing with grandkids etc. Doing the generic for 2 months now, seems the same, less $. M 60 3 years
75mg daily
7/11/2012
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 5  Heart Disease,coated heart stent. No side effects. So far after 6 months, no problems, I now take the generic 75mg with no side effects. 7-4-2012 M 65 6 months
75mg 1X D
7/4/2012
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 1  for a stent put in leg Severe chest pain and pressure F 60 1 weeks
75mg
6/24/2012

 3  MI at age 36 & 42. Have 10 stents. Taken off and on do to cost. Have experienced severe headaches. Dr. said yes that is a side effect. Also take 2 81mg asprin daily. I take another 18 perscriptions daily. I still have vessels with upto 90% blockage. How do you tell if it is working? M 42 5 years
80 mg 1X D
6/10/2012
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 1  heart attack, two stents seven years or more on this drug. Extremely tired ALL of the time yet have difficulty sleeping. Short term memory loss. Rash. Poor vision. No sex drive. Did I say EXTREMELY TIRED ALL off the time? My husband passed recently and I am not eligible for medicare for four more years. Plavix did have a patient assistant program for which I was so grateful, as I take five different meds a day. It is very costly and I live on social security. Plavix just sent me a letter saying they will no longer have the assistance program and that I can now go on generic. My cardiologist has already informed me that generic will not work good for me. I cannot afford the expensive plavix, heck, I cant even afford to go to see cardiologist. My pills run out in a couple months. Im doomed. F 61
75m 1X D
6/10/2012
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 4  heart attack, pacemaker easy brusing, sensitivity to cold Doctor recently changed me from plavix to 1 adult asparin. I can now wear short sleeved shirts again and am no longer cold all the time. M 75 6 years
1X D
6/2/2012

 4  Heart stents Very, very cold-all the time. Bleed easier & longer. F 56 4 years
30 mg
5/24/2012

 4  Heart Attack 2 stents tired all the time but can not sleep. I hope this works. M 38 26 days
75 mg 1X D
5/24/2012
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 2  open heart surgery & stents Severe dizziness and headaches. My doctor intended to prescribe Plavix for a year. At this site I noticed that some similar patients only took it for six months. I complained to my doctor and he agreed I could stop. In only 4 days I have recovered and am feeling very well. I actually went outside and did some gardening. F 83 6 months
1X D
5/21/2012

 2  3 stents Lack of sleep, restless, upper back pain, tingling on fingertips M 50 5 days
75 mg 1X D
5/19/2012

 1  For a heart attack A right sided stroke from a brain bleed. F 54 1 days
650
5/15/2012

 3  4 STENTS leg cramps and weakness in my legs, tired all the time, trouble walking any distance- get out of breath easily. will take forever, still have blockages that are at 50%. Will not stent them until 70%. F 40 18 months
75 1X D
5/6/2012
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 1   CONFUSION, LOSS OF MEMORY, NO SLEEP, HEADACHE. RECENTLY MY MOM WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CONFUSION SEVERAL TEST WERE DONE AND THEY ALL SEEMED OK. SHE WAS DISCHARGED WITH DIMENSIA. AS AM DOING A RESEARCH ON ALL THE SIDE EFFECTS FOR HER MEDICATION I FOUND THIS PAGE FOR PLAVIX AND NOW THAT I SEE ALL THIS COMMENTS AM SURE PLEVIX IS CAUSING ALL THIS SIDE EFFECTS ON MY MOTHER. F 53 2 months
3X D
5/3/2012
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 3  stroke Joint pain in hands bilaterally I stopped Plavix for 3 months and then restarted and redeveloped the joint pains and also developed itching and a rash M 64 6 months
75 mg 1X D
4/29/2012
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 3  I had a stent in May 2011. Wicked stabbing headaches-4-5 times/week GI distress and stomach pain 3-4 days/week. Tiredness daily. Shortness of breath. I saw my cardiologist today. I told him that while I understand the need for bloodthinners after a stent I believe that taking Plavix has taken away 2/3 of the last year from me. All due to side effects. I cannot wait for the next 7 days to pass so I can go off of it. I also read a report that said that Plavix was as beneficial in 6 months as it was for 2 years for patients. I agreed to take it for a year but I wonder now after reading that study if I could've safely quit after 6 months. F 58 1 years
1X D
4/23/2012
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 1  cardiac stent extreme breathlessness my husband was admitted to hospital in December 2011 with chest pains and subsequently had a cardiac stent fitted. He was prescribed clopidogel and was doing well for a while until he developed a chest infection, which, in spite of antibiotics spread to his lungs. He was admitted to hospital at the beginning of March after collapsing at home and although a senior consultant told him he also had emphysemia, bronchitis and fluid on his lungs he would be able to cure him "quickly and easily". He died just a few days later. The doctor in attendance told me a few hours before that they initially took him off plavix and he improved and when reintroduced he deteriorated they took him off again. I wonder if this drug stopped the antibiotics working. M 80 2 months
1X D
3/28/2012

 3  2 stents reduced breathing capacity, tingling in feet and hands and now lately mild numbness in those areas. My cardiologist has argued that I not stop using Plavix (better to be safe than sorry)but with the aforementioned side effects growing after 4 1/2 years, I'm thinking it may be time to just stop the Plavix and stay on the aspirin? Some cardiologists say you can sstop after a year or so and some say no to that and one must stay on it for life? Therein lies the quandry?! M 61 4 years
75 1X D
3/17/2012
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 3  SCAD Extreme fatigue, bruising I feel it probably works! Just hoping I will never have to take this for life. F 38 6 months
75 1X D
3/16/2012
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