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Plavix, Simvastatin, Mucinex for a 60-year old man





Summary: 15 male patients aged 60 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 60 year old male patient who has Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Sinus Headache. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Plavix 69,430 users)

Simvastatin has active ingredients of simvastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Simvastatin 80,812 users)

Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from Mucinex 5,830 users)

What are the conditions

Coronary arterial stent insertion can be treated by Plavix, Clopidogrel. (latest reports from Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion 2,586 patients)

Sinus headache (headache caused by sinus infections) can be treated by Sudafed 12 Hour, Advil Cold And Sinus, Sudafed, Mucinex, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, Flonase. (latest reports from Sinus Headache 3,327 patients)

On Dec, 22, 2014: 15 males aged 55 (±5) who take Plavix, Simvastatin, Mucinex are studied

Plavix, Simvastatin, Mucinex outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 55

Gender: male

Conditions: Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Sinus Headache

Drugs taking:
- Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate): used for 1 - 6 months
- Simvastatin - 40MG (simvastatin): used for 1 - 6 months
- Mucinex (guaifenesin): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)n/an/an/an/an/an/aDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Orthostatic Hypotension (a medical condition consisting of a sudden decrease in blood pressure when a person stands up)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Loss Of ConsciousnessBalance Disorder
Neck Pain
Sinusitis (inflammation of sinus)
Pain
Arthralgia (joint pain)
Anxiety
Cardiac Failure Congestive

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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- support group for people who have Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion
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- support group for people who take Mucinex
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- support group for people who take Simvastatin

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    Swollen! on Apr, 21, 2014:

    About a week ago, my doctor took me off Clopidogrel Bisulfat 75mg blood thinner, which I've been taking for about two years.

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