Our expert says:
It is a blood thinning medication and with her heart valve, hypertension and diabetes history, may be a very useful medication to take preventatively. However, she must NOT use it with Disprin/aspirin. The risk of bleeding is slightly higher (<2%)( eg. bruising after a bump, bleeding after a cut, peptic ulcer bleeding) but the preventative function may weigh more than the risk of bleeding. She must stop it 5 days before any surgical intervention or dentistry. Plavix has been evaluated for safety in more than 54,000 patients, including over 21,000 patients treated for 1 year or more.
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