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I am an 80 year old femaleand had a stent put in my artery

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I am an 80 year old femaleand had a stent put in my artery 3 days ago. I am home now but the Dr has ordered me to take Plavix and Norvasq and I have GERD. The Dr knows that I have GERD but feels it is important to be taking the Plavix?? Please respond. Thank [email protected]

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Dr Brims :

It is very important for you to take plavix to make sure the stent stays patent on does not become blocked

Customer:

What about the Norvasq? Will it bother my GERD as well?

Dr Brims :

It may not have any effect on your GERD

Customer:

Just take the meds and see what happens to my tummy? I see my Dr on Friday of this week.

Dr Brims :

Yes, you should continue with your medication

Customer:

Thanks very much...just needed to get another Dr's opinion since I'm already taking so many meds.

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome

Customer:

Thanks again for your help!

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