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Can Plavix and Pletal be taken together?

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JosBuggy asked...
Can Plavix and Pletal be taken together?

CBaughn52 answered...

It is not recommended for Plavix and Pletal to be taken together. There is a believed moderate drug interaction between the two drugs, with a theoretical risk of increased inhibition See also:
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of platelet aggregation. There is concern that combining the two drugs together may increase risk of excessive bleeding. However, in studies combining aspirin with Pletal (aspirin inhibits platelet function), there was not a significant increase in bleeding. Therefore, further study of the interaction between Pletal and Plavix is needed. (Source: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/plavix-with-pletal-705-360-668-326.html; http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst;jsessionid=69ACF9974228ED2135E668EE0A499BC8.inst3_1a?docId=5002316684)


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