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Review: taking Plavix and Milk Thistle together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Plavix and Milk Thistle together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Plavix and Milk Thistle. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

 

 

 

 

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What are the drugs

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent. (latest outcomes from 69,444 Plavix users)

Milk thistle has active ingredients of milk thistle. It is often used in fatty liver. (latest outcomes from 561 Milk thistle users)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 19 people who take Plavix, Milk Thistle are studied

Plavix, Milk Thistle outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate)
- Milk Thistle (milk thistle)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Plavix is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/aRib Fracturen/an/an/an/an/aFall
Lumbar Vertebral FractureChest Pain
FallHypotension
Alcohol PoisoningRenal Failure
Tremor
General Physical Health Deterioration
Haemoglobin Decreased
Blood Glucose Increased
Skin Discolouration
Epistaxis

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Plavix is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Renal FailureChest Pain
General Physical Health DeteriorationBlood Glucose Increased
HypotensionTremor
FallFall
Bone PainMyocardial Infarction
RashHelicobacter Infection
FatigueDry Eye
ConstipationHaemoglobin Decreased
Rash MacularFull Blood Count Decreased
Rash ErythematousMuscle Atrophy

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Plavix is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Milk Thistle is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/an/an/an/aMuscle AtrophyFall
TremorHypotension
Full Blood Count DecreasedRenal Failure
Chest PainGeneral Physical Health Deterioration
Haemoglobin DecreasedDry Eye
Musculoskeletal PainCholelithiasis
Skin CancerMyocardial Infarction
Impaired HealingEpistaxis
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of SkinSkin Discolouration
Alcohol PoisoningChills

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • Do others have thigh pain taking plavix (1 answer)
    I have been on plavix for 3 yrs and have thigh pain and weakness plus unstable gait and I want to go off plavix to see if that is the cuprit
  • Is it safe to take both at the same time
    tom had stents placed 1 1/2 ago ,,,,was only on Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg 1x a day ......and plavix and Ranitdine for heartburn... He just went to the DR and they told him to take losartan 1 time a day 50mg....Tom thought they said liptor ,,,,I recalling the Dr to make sure since I was not there at the time of this visit ,,,,,any suggestions if both high blood pressure med's are taken at the same time
  • Could have birth control pills caused a lacunar infraction?
    i had a ct scan done 2 months ago and it showed up with chronic lacunar infractions. I was very surprised the day before i was having a hard time getting some words out, but it has cleared up completely. I had ekg, holter montire and the echogram that puts a camera down your throat and all came back fine.
    After hearing about the strokes i stopped taking the birth control pills completely. I did develop high blood pressure when i was pregnant with my duaghter 6 years ago and have been on medication for it since. I was n hte birth control pills for close to 15 years
  • Is type 2 diabetes reversible after stopping plavix after a year being on the drug?
    Can any Plavix, Protonix or Metoprolol can type 2 diabetes and can it be reversible after stopping the meds? I experience severe leg cramps in my muscles. I was on Atorvastatin for high cholesterol for 8 months before being taken off. If anyone can answer any of my questions it will be greatly appreciated.

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You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Death in doses of plavix (1 response)
    My G.P.s have given me a death sentence by keeping me on Plavix for nearly five and a half years. I kept telling them of all my side effects like terrible fatigue, difficulty in walking a few yards, lack of breath, loss of hair and loss of vocabulary. I never associated this with the drug they'd given me after my T.I.A. I thought my under active thyroid might be the cause but was told that was fine. They wanted me to take antidepressants and I insisted I was NOT depressed. Finally they agreed to a scan and it was found that I had developed alveolitis. No ...they couldn't tell me how this had happened. I had no connection with any of the causes of this 'farmers lung' But now I know as I found for myself on the internet. Plavix which I stopped immediately and took small aspirin instead . I have been off the deadly drug Plavix for three months but am no better as the alveolitis has now taken over. Soon I will swallow all the antidepressents I have been given as I feel my life is virtually over .....I can't even use a feather duster without collapsing in a chair. I haven't been back to the surgery since I stopped taking this drug. I can't trust my G.P.s anymore.
  • Blood thinners before a surgery procedure
    Evidently my surgeon did not have me stop Plavix soon enough before surgery. Add to this, the blood thinners he used "during" surgery and three days later a blood vessel lets go inside my nose.
    The blood/trip to the E.R/Nasal Packing and then the removal 7 days later were horrific. The nose kept dripping blood for two weeks. Surgeon seemed like he couldn't care less
    I know Plavix keeps the heart going but at what price?
  • I need advise, badly ckd!! (1 response)
    The orthostatic BP started in mid April, I was only dizzy upon wakening then it would subside. I have never been a big breakfast eater so I started doing that. We were in Disney later in April and I was extremely fatigued, to the point of not wanting to walk, Disney would be the first time I passed out when getting dizzy. I of course said I had gotten too warm and was exhausted from work the previous week. The dizziness continued in the mornings & I passed out several more times. On May 1st, I passed out while putting my make-up on and hit my eye on the faucet and head on the tile floor, despite that I went to work thinking it would subside, it didn't. I went to the ER directly after work. They ran a B-met on me and my GFR was 11 and creatinine 3.95. They admitted me to a larger hospital for evaluation. While in there, they pumped me with fluids continuously, saying I had severe dehydration. My kidney function improved, my creatinine levels went back down to 1.34. After 5 days I was discharged and told to see a cardiologist and endo. The endo doc cancelled my appointment on the basis it was not his area. I had had a cortisol and ACTH testing which I guess was normal. I saw the cardiologist, who said it wasn't cardio. I had had an echocardiogram in the hospital and EKG monitoring. Cardio sent me to neurology, the PNRN did a basic neurological exam and drew blood for disease markers such as Lupus, sjorgens, hepatitis, ect. All disease markers came back negative, but my GFR was at 11 again and creatinine was 4.25, BUN 50 along with an elevated ACE level. They called me and said I sarcoidosis. I really don't have any of the primary S/S of this autoimmune disease. I don't know where to go from here, they are referring me to another neurologist at a bigger hospital. I can't live my normal life, can't walk on my feet due extreme pain and I pass out at least 2x a week, which is not good for my old body. My BP upon laying and sitting runs like 117/72, upon standing it drops to like 70/50-50/30. I am on 0.1 mg of florinef, I tried increasing it but then my legs swelled up for a gain of 23#. I talked to Mayo Clinic today and all there specialists are booked out thru December. I have to be able to work, I can't stay home any longer than September 8th! Please advise me!
  • Cfs/fibro, migraine
    A strange thing happened when I started taking the Chantix for my smoking cessation...
    MY MIGRAINES AND TENSION HEADACHES WENT AWAY!!!
    As horrible as they were, and as bad as I have prayed for them to go away, I did not even notice that I didn't have the excruciating headaches anymore!!
    I stopped taking the chantix and the headaches gradually came back but it took me awhile to make this correlation. Once I did, I started taking the chantix again. it started working immediately... taking the migraines and neck pain away again! Now, I can take 1/2 of a pill every other day and that seems to keep the migraines away! There are side effects and I don't know if it would work for everyone but it sure worked for me!
  • Plavix and miscarriage
    I have had two miscarriages in the past two years. Both were at 5 weeks 3 days gestation. My doctors think it was my age and not the result of any of my drug regimen.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I had a heart attack almost four years ago at age 46. I am trying to incorpotate natural supplements and would like to some day get off of some of these other drugs. (I must say that scares me a little too, because of the chance of having another one). I would also like to do a full body cleanse and fast in the future, but again dont know how that will affect the meds etc.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat blood clots. Milk Thistle (milk thistle) is often used to treat fatty liver. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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