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Saturday, June 06, 2009 carol, Community Member, asks

Q: plavix vs aspirin

I have been taking Plavix for 3 yrs following a TIA.  Recently my MD took me off of Plavix and said to take a 325 mg aspirin instead.  I'm concerned that the aspirin isn't powerful enough and also will cause stomach problems.  What do you think?

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Bruce Stocker, Community Member
6/19/09 7:52am

First of all you need to buy enteric coated aspirin so it does not bother your stomach. I take both Plavix and two 81mg of coated aspirin a day and I have no stomach pain. I have also had a stroke besides heart disease and it was due to a blood clot. I was to have sinus surgery but my cardiologist said no because he said I could not be off the blood thinners that long. The sinus surgeon said the aspirin stays in the system longer and thins the blood more. I hope this helps.

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HERRITY, Community Member
10/ 9/09 12:47pm

tHANKS FOR YOUR REPLY. tHE PROBLEM IS THAT EVEN AFTER INSURANCE PLAVIX COSTS $5.00 A TABLET. IS THERE ANY GENERIC FOR PLAVIX??

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HERRITY, Community Member
10/ 9/09 12:50pm

Thanks for the reply. The problem is that even after insurance Plavix costs $5.00 a tablet. Is there a generic for Plavix??

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THOMAS, Community Member
4/13/10 2:22am

YES THERE IS GO TO CANADAPHARMACY.COM GET THEIR PH NUMBER AND ASK FOR GENERIC CLOPIDOGREL AND ALSO ASK FOR THE "SPECIAL" PRICE . YOU CAN GET 100 TABLETS FOR $37.00 US

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mindy, Community Member
5/24/10 10:04pm

I have 180 extra generic Plavix (clopidogrel) made by Sun Pharma called Clopilet. They are sealed in original aluminum blister packs (10 per pack) with expatriation date 06/2011. If anyone is interested please email me.

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SAms, Community Member
8/10/11 11:39pm

The Doctor's insisted my husband could take 81mg of enteric coated asprin

after having his aortic valve replaced by open heart surgery. He has always

been allergic to asprin, but they said it would not bother him!!  Less than 3 weeks of taking it, he had terrible pains & almost ended up in the hospital!!

Do you think he could take plavix???

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HERRITY, Community Member
10/ 9/09 12:43pm

Is 325 mg of aspirin as effective as Plavix if you have a heart condition

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By carol, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/08/14, First Published: 06/06/09