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Is it safe to switch from Plavix to Curcumin?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: I have pvd and am taking plavix75mg and want to do a supplement curcumin c3 instead at 3000mgs a day due to plavix side effects is this possible
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is not recommended

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

plavix is a drug which means that medical studies have been conducted and we do know that it benefits your condition (PVD). Curcumin on the other hand is not a drug and no medical study has shown its effectiveness and safety for PVD or other conditions.

So in conclusion, I would advise you against its use.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (4 minutes later)
I have been looking over quite a few. Clinical. Studies and most of them have found that it is an anticoagulate so why would this not work




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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Curcumin is not used with today's knowledge

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

there are some studies that have shown encouraging results regarding its use but no proper medical study has provided sufficient data regarding it's effectiveness. Perhaps more studies will be conducted in the future...

By today's medical knowledge curcumin cannot and should not replace plavix for any indication.

I'll be glad to take a look at the studies you're talking about though.
Can you provide any links?


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (25 minutes later)
Therapeutic roles of curcumin learned from clinical trials @www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pubmed/0000.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I've found that too

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I had read that before answering to you in the first place. If you read the whole article and reach the end of it, you'll notice that the author who described all the potentially beneficial actions of curcumin, concluded that it cannot be used yet.

Drugs have to be officially approved for some indication before doctors can advise patients to use them. So until more data are available (hopefully they will be some day), using curcumin cannot be recommended.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is it safe to switch from Plavix to Curcumin?

Brief Answer: This is not recommended Detailed Answer: Hello, plavix is a drug which means that medical studies have been conducted and we do know that it benefits your condition (PVD). Curcumin on the other hand is not a drug and no medical study has shown its effectiveness and safety for PVD or other conditions. So in conclusion, I would advise you against its use. Kind Regards!