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Can I take plavix with ITP? 5 months 4 weeks ago #72275

  • MariLinTx
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  • Ret. RN/attorney, wife/mom/grandma diagnosed 2/1/22 with ITP. Fear has worn off as Doptelet is working; now I’m told I need Plavix b/c of a significantly blocked artery. I am so scared having ITP, CAD, uncontrollable BP, renal disease & mobility issues.
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My cardiologist wants to start me on PLAVIX because my cardiac calcium score came back very high. He knows I have ITP. Doptelet seems to be working but won’t Plavix and Doptelet just cancel each other out? I have called my hematologist but haven’t heard back yet. Thanks in advance. 

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Can I take plavix with ITP? 5 months 4 weeks ago #72276

  • MelA
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Why don't you have your cardiologist and your hematologist get together to discuss what is best for you?!
When I was diagnosed with Graves Disease I had my endocrinologist get with my hematologist & they decided the one treatment for Graves would most likely lower my platelet count so we went with a different treatment.   I'm now with an HMO and that makes it very easy for my many specialists to get together to discuss me.  It is ok to ask one specialist/doctor to talk with another specialist/doctor - in fact it is a good idea!

Good luck!!
 
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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