What is the difference between Plavix vs Coumadin?

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What is the difference between Plavix vs Coumadin?
 

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Plavix(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000040) is a medication used to inhibit the formation of potentially harmful clots. Coumadin(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000634) is a medication that is designed to prevent the formation of potentially harmful clots. The primary See also:
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difference is in how they work towards preventing clots from forming. Coumadin works by reducing the ability of an enzyme to recyle Vitamin K which in turn results in a marked decrease in the ability of the blood to coagulate. Plavix works by inhibiting a receptor on the cell walls of platelet membranes that triggers coagulation. While both drugs have drug interactions Coumadin is particularly difficult to work around with other medications.

 

 
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