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A study for a 85-year old man who takes plavix, Aciphex

Summary: 162 male patients aged 85 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 85 year old male patient who has Heart Catheterization, GERD. 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 stent. (latest outcomes from 69,444 Plavix users)

Aciphex has active ingredients of rabeprazole sodium. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease. (latest outcomes from 12,008 Aciphex users)

What are the conditions

Heart catheterization can be treated by Plavix, Aspirin. (latest reports from 59 Heart Catheterization patients)

Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) can be treated by Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Prilosec Otc. (latest reports from 18,951 Gerd patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 162 males aged 79 (±5) who take plavix, Aciphex are studied

plavix, Aciphex outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 79

Gender: male

Conditions: Heart Catheterization, GERD

Drugs taking:
- plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate): used for 2 - 5 years
- Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium): used for 5 - 10 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
plavix is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Aciphex is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Liver Disorder (liver diseases)Jaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (reproducible ischemic muscle pain)Pulmonary Oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (reproducible ischemic muscle pain)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)n/aDiarrhoea
Pyrexia (fever)Haemorrhage (bleeding)Loss Of ConsciousnessRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Chest PainChest Pain
Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)Intestinal Perforation (complete penetration of the wall of the intestine)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Blood Creatinine IncreasedHypertension (high blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (a rare blood disorder characterized by clotting in small blood vessels of the body)Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedOsteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal)Pyrexia (fever)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDiarrhoeaPneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)Blood Urea IncreasedPneumothorax (the presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Skin UlcerMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Condition Aggravated (worse condition)Skin UlcerCoughBlood Pressure Decreased (abnormally low blood pressure)
Blood Creatinine IncreasedPurpura (purplish discoloration of the skin)Chest PainUrine Output DecreasedCondition Aggravated (worse condition)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)CoughStaphylococcal Osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to staphylococcus bacterial infection)Abdominal PainJaundice (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes)
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedPetechiae (a small red or purple spot caused by bleeding into the skin)Thalamus Haemorrhage (bleeding in thalamus)Pyrexia (fever)Loss Of ConsciousnessNeutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedGastric Cancer (stomach cancer)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Herpes ZosterMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)

* 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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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who have GERD
- support group for people who have Heart Catheterization
- support group for people who take Aciphex
- support group for people who take Plavix

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Side effects of cimetidine(tagamet)? should i worry?
    Hello, I'm 17 years old, I have taken Tri-nessa(Birth control) since January of last year(2014) with no side effects.
    I've been having an Acid Reflux problem for a few years(Since I got my Gallbladder removed in 2011). It got really bad by the end of last year (2014) and I've been having multiple problems since Urgent Care diagnosed me with Gastritis. I then assumed I had heart problems due to a lot of issues/deaths with other people and their hearts. Got an EKG, it came out fine. Now, for Gastritis, they put me on Protonix, I was taking it up until this past Wednesday when my Doctor put me on Cimetidine(Tagamet), she also gave me info to go see a GI doctor. Thursday afternoon (Around 1:50-2:50)I had gotten really dizzy like my blood sugar dropped immensely. Ate some candy in hopes to make it better, didn't help (My family has a history of Diabetes). I begged my school to rush me to the ER, but they didn't see anything physically wrong with me, therefore, they said no.

    And so, I went home with my friend and relaxed. Since then, I've been having these 'Tension headaches' that start in my left sided neck and travel up into my head(It switches sides sometimes, or just wraps all around and into the back) for about 3 to 5 hours putting a really hard pressure on my head like someone is crushing it under a wheel, sometimes it feels like I'm being jabbed with a small needle in random spots too. I tried taking Ibuprofen to remove some pressure of the headache, but to no avail. Friday, I went into the ER. They did bloodwork, took a urine sample, did a chest x-ray, and did three EKGs on me. They didn't find much else but a teeny hiccup in my EKG - nothing to panic about - they said, but if I want to feel comforted that my heart is fine, I can see a cardiologist (Going to see one tomorrow). Saturday, I started noticing a swelling over my left breast, next to my armpit. It, and my breasts, have little pains that surge through them every now and again. I also noticed that around my throat to my collarbone, on my chest (left & right), over my shoulder and to my back neck has started to burn and ache as well. The aching will send pains down my spine and make doing anything seem annoying. ON TOP of that, I've been having random coughs, sometimes my face has pressure on it, and Sunday morning I couldn't stop sweating in my sleep. I suspect I slept the wrong way on my neck and the nerves are causing the pain in my chest area, or my acid reflux is causing severe heartburn.

    My big question is, should I go back into the ER and have them test my breasts and neck/spine, or should I kick back and relax in knowing it's just a few side effects from my Cimetidine and a little ache in my neck from sleeping wrong that will go away shortly? (I read it can cause tenderness in the breasts, usually for guys, but maybe girls too?)
    My family doesn't have much money, and my father thinks I'm being a hypochondriac, but I know I have a lot to live for so I'm praying it's really just nothing.
  • What does unmasking mean; and does it mean that i always had hight cholesterol and triglycerides, or did actemra increase them?
    I have failed many RA meds, and now receive actemera x's 10 months I have never had high cholesterol or triglycerides and did not get my cholesterol checked except for the baseline 2/2014 and 12/2014 I was 198 TChol and now am 245; my tri up 85 points. my MD said that now that my inflammation is normal it shows my true cholestorol. I don't understand.
  • Can i take a steroid while taking xarelto (1 answer)
    I took prednisone for constant cough. had 3rd surgery on back one year ago. Had to patch spinal cord. Got blood clots. Had pulmonary embolism. Now have severe bronchitis. I know the prednisone will take care of cough, but what else?
  • 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.
  • I have elevated liver enzymes, recently had hep a.....now have sinusitis. dr treating with amoxcillin and predisone
    I went to urgent care yesterday. Acute sinustitus. Asked for rocepherin....but denied due to liver enzymes, fatty liver, and recent hep a. Dangerous? Combination dangerous. Allergic to lisinipril

More questions for: Aciphex, GERD, Heart Catheterization, plavix

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.
  • Ranitidine is bad juju
    Used 3-5 times per week for about 1 1/2 years. Noticed:
    shortness of breath
    contstricted throat
    bloating
    chest pain/pressure
    heart palpatations
    dryness - more so than usual

    I quit taking it and felt much better within 2-3 days.
  • 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?
  • Loss of voice and stomach issues
    Prescribed to take 2 - 300 mg tablets of Clindamycin prior to dental procedure to to knee implant done a month and half before dental procedure. Took two pills one hour prior and immediate severe burning of throat, esophagous and stomach with constant nausea. Still have symptons - ie loss of voice, low grade nausea. have had multitude of tests - ie. EGD's, monometry, transesophageal (with transmitter to determine extent of now reflux) Have to eat small amounts of food at a time. Have lost 23 lbs. Affects my every day life - difficult to talk on phone, talking in groups - just limit my socialization. Could not work if I wanted to with voice. Throat is constantly sore.
  • Nexium improves my constipation
    Started taking Nexium 1 week ago and I noticed improvement with my chronic constipation.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I suspect my leg pains are caused by the Metoprolol Tartrate

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have trouble with erections that will not go away nightly. If I wake up and stand up it will go away most of the time, but if I sleep through it, the longer I wait the more difficult it is to get it to go away. I have had to have it drained in the hospital twice. Once was about 1 and 1/2 years ago and it happenned again last week. This issue is causing me not to sleep. Basically I have to wake up and stand up about every hour each night. The longer I sleep and don't get it to go away, the more painful it becomes and the less likely it will go away. I am under the care of a urologist and have been since the first episode. I'm wondering if there are less known side affects to the list of medications I'm taking since having a heart attack. Note: I've been on testosterone replacement therapy since before having a heart attack and did not have this issue until after the heart attack.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 years ago):

  • Please advise interaction of drugs listed with rabeprazole sodium

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