Strokecast

Article: Plavix and Aspirin can work Together

Since I’m a male in my 40s, my doctor had already put me on an aspirin regimen before I had my stroke. After my ischemic stroke, the doctors in the hospital took me off aspirin and put my on Plavix (Clopidogrel).

A recent study reported on by The Pharmaceutical Journal suggests there is value in being on both medicines if you’ve had a TIA or ischemic stroke.

The team found risk of major ischemic events among those who received clopidogrel was lower than in those who received aspirin alone (5.0% vs 6.5%; hazard ratio [HR] 0.75, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.59–0.95; P=0.02).

It’s an interesting bit of data. You can read the article here.

Of course, before making any changes to your medications, please consult with your doctor.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *