Do as directed. Plavix
needs to be taken
Good day XXXX!
Thank you for asking. I am Dr S Khan and i would like to help your concern for your medications prescribed by your doctor.
XXXX Carotid artery
plaque/ stenosis need a management and a constant touch with interventional cardiologists to stay trouble free and the medicines like plavix, aspirin
with a constant monitoring of bleeding profile is a standard procedure and should be followed.
Plavix is a clopidogrel
an antiplatelet drug a bit different from aspirin though aspirin needs to be taken in small doses too.
Its good that you dont have diabetes
or never smoked or have no weight loss
issues. It makes the prognosis good. All these measures are to keep you safe and out of trouble.
keep in touch with your endovascular surgeons and cardiologists for the better management and do as you are directed to. its good for your health and also discuss the options like stenting or endarterectomies with them but as i said it needs a complete thorough examination and clinical correlation and that your doctors can do very well. so stay in touch with them.
Hope it helps
Take care of yourself and have a nice day. Don't forget to close the discussion please