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Can Plavix cause severe itching as a side-effect?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I take Plavix 75mg three times weekly and have for several years. Initially I took it daily for LAD stent protection. I also take Lipitor, ASA 81mg and Coumadin for AF. I have a severe itching problem with no rash that responds transiently to Rx with topical steroids and Jergen's aloe lotion. Could Plavix be the cause of the itching? I am 86 years old, a retired physician. XXXXXXX Trigg
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Plavix doesn’t seem to be the cause of your itching

Detailed Answer:


I had gone through your complaints and Plavix seems unlikely to be the cause of your itching.

This itching could be neuropathic or due to dryness.

I'd recommend using a moisturizing lotion containing white soft paraffin 2-3 times a day.

Also, you can take antihistaminic like tablet Cetirizine 10 mg once daily at bedtime.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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