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Question:

Should I take aspirin with Plavix (clopidogrel) if I have already had a stroke or TIA in the past?

Answer:

Yes
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MedHead Message:

Take aspirin and clopidogrel together for about 3 months following a stroke or TIA. It reduces the chance for a new one without increasing GI bleeding like an ulcer.

References:

"1. Wang, Y. et al.; Clopidogrel with Aspirin in Acute Minor Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. July 4, 2013 N Engl J Med 2013; 369:11-19. "

 

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