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Friday, November 13, 2009 Margaret, Community Member, asks

Q: how long does it take for the plavix to get out of the system with a plavix stent

my husband is allergic to plavix. the dr put a stent in his leg plavix coated which he lied and said he wouldn't.my husband is so weak and has a lung infection and is very ill from the plavix.how long will it take for the plavix to get out of his system?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
11/14/09 1:32pm

Hi Margaret,

 

First, if you feel your physician is not being truthful to your husband, I encourage you to switch physicians.

 

Second, I did some checking on the half-life of plavix and there was a wide variance in the information I found, anywhere from 5-11 days half-life.  I recommend discussing with his physician.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By Margaret, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/02/14, First Published: 11/13/09