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Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs

...-clotting effects. They are: ticlopidine (Ticlid), clopidogrel (Plavix), and dipyridamole with very small doses of aspirin (Aggrenox). Ticlopidine's use is now known to have been associated with at least 260 deaths from blood disorders. Because of this danger, Ticlopidine is no longer recommended by many physici...

Enduring anti-clotting treatment avails heart patients

...0 patients receiving either the anti-clotting drug clopidogrel or placebo for a year after PCI. All of them also ... clotting or need for further intervention, in the clopidogrel group. Researchers feel that what was less clear was the benefit of giving the drug before PCI as we...

An Alternative to Warfarin

...safety. They say another study looking at the drug clopidogrel may provide yet another alternative to warfarin....

Aspirin Not The Ideal Treatment Option For Stroke Patients

...d either aspirin or placebo on top of the existing clopidogrel therapy. After 18 months of treatment, researchers...s the potential risks of adding aspirin to current clopidogrel therapy and they say that patients with a previous stroke who are currently taking aspirin and clopi...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

...against bleeding. Patients commonly take the drug clopidogrel (Plavix) before angioplasty to prevent clotting. In this new study, patients received either the standard dose of 300 milligrams or received a dose of 600 milligrams before the procedure. Following angioplasty it was found out that, 12 percent of p...

Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose

...against bleeding. Patients commonly take the drug clopidogrel (Plavix) before angioplasty to prevent clotting. In this new study, patients received either the standard dose of 300 milligrams or received a dose of 600 milligrams before the procedure. Following angioplasty it was found out that, 12 percent of p...

The Benefits of abciximab with clopidogrel for percutaneous coronary intervention Questioned

... intervention (PCI) after pretreatment with 600 mg clopidogrel for less than 2 hours offered no clinically measur... has suggested that antithrombotic protection with clopidogrel plus abciximab would be more effective than clopidogrel alone , the results of ISAR-REACT at both 30...

Medicines Used In Antiplatelet Therapy Can Reduce Heart Attacks And Strokes

...ch shows that using antiplatelet medication called clopidogrel before coronary angioplasty surgery often reduces ...sing a combination of drugs such as ticlopidine or clopidogrel along with aspirin helps reduce platelet activation and thrombotic and ischemic complications. Howev...

Death from heart attack can be reduced by new drug combination

...is the world's fourth biggest-selling drug. If the clopidogrel therapy was instituted to just 1 million people then more than 10000 deaths, non-fatal repeat heart attacks and stroke could be prevented. The efficacy of the drug has been studied in a group of 45,800 patients against a placebo and patients who re...

Combination drugs for emergency heart attacks

...cks and stroke. Dr Zhengmin Chen said, "If early clopidogrel therapy was given in hospital to just one million ...rt attacks and strokes and a continue treatment of clopidogrel after hospital discharge could lead to further net gains, although the benefits and hazards of more ...

Clopidogrel Allergy Can Be Tackled By Methodical Desensitization

...patients treated with the anti-clotting medication clopidogrel develop an allergic reaction marked by rash, itchi...skier than continuing it: Patients who do not take clopidogrel after stenting--particularly after receiving a drug-eluting stent--face approximately three times th...

Studies Show Combination Drugs As A Poor Substitute For Anti-Coagulants In Stroke

...s, in people taking the combination of aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix), They reported their findings in a report...e of warfarin or a combination of 75 milligrams of clopidogrel and 75 milligrams to 100 milligrams of aspirin a day. It was found that those taking the combination...

Risk Of Death Increases With Sudden Withdrawal Of Medications

... of blood clots. Thienopyridines include the drugs clopidogrel and ticlopidine. Blood clots can obstruct a coronary artery, causing a heart attack. Several studies have confirmed the benefits of DES in preventing restenosis (reclosing of the artery that had been treated). However, with stents there is the pot...

Plavix Safe During and After Heart Bypass

A new study finds the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) when taken along with aspirin after off-p...spirin. Overall, they found that patients who took clopidogrel and aspirin experienced less gastrointestinal bleeding and fewer strokes and other cardiovascular co...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...rotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, blood thinners such as clopidogrel and heparin, and blood pressure-reducing drugs including ACE inhibitors. At the same time, the use of angiography to see blocked arteries in the heart and angioplasty as an emergency or secondary treatment to reopen blockages increased by more tha...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...ire elective bypass surgery, does a higher dose of clopidogrel increase the risk of excessive bleeding? "Also there is the bleeding risk. It is addressed in this meta-analysis, which shows very minimal potential downside," he added. But the final word is not in yet, said Dr. Marc S. Sabatine, associate prof...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...rotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, blood thinners such as clopidogrel and heparin, and blood pressure-reducing drugs including ACE inhibitors. At the same time, the use of angiography to see blocked arteries in the heart and angioplasty as an emergency or secondary treatment to reopen blockages increased by more tha...

Generic Competitor for Plavix Blocked in US

...rk relentlessly" to invalidate the patent covering clopidogrel bisulfate, the active ingredient in Plavix. Sanofi obtained the patent in July 1989, naming two employees as inventors. In Tuesday's opinion, Stein said Sanofi had shown it was likely to suffer irreparable price erosion, loss of goodwill and a nega...

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