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I have just got a stent I now take effient 10 mg Is there

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I have just got a stent I now take effient 10 mg
Is there a better drug that if I have to have surgery that will not take as long to make my blood more normal faster ( less thin )
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JA
NO
Any blood thinner you are going to have to stop for surgery
What type of surgery?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Emergery
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Emergency for what condition?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had open heart surgery in jan09
The blood thinner I am on takes about 4 to 5 days to get out of your system I would like to know if there is a thinner that will get out of my system faster
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
No
All thinners would have to be stopped 4 to 5 days before surgery.
Aspirin longer.

Coumadin has to be stopped at least 5 days or more, but it could also be reversed quickly if needed.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No new information, if one can be reversed , how fast, any side effects, do you like the drug I am on.?
Are there any new drugs out there? Does the drug I am on get good feedback? Does lowering cholesterol help with blood thinners?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
I am not sure why you gave me a poor service for accurate information?
NO, there are no drugs newer.
Coumadin can be reversed rapidly, within hours, using vitamin K.

Lowering cholesterol does not change the action of blood thinners.

If you are worried about emergency surgery I would use coumadin as it can be reversed.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX was correct but not complete, that is why the follow up, sorry I upset you but I was looking for a more complete information, you did not give your option on effient, but that is ok
Your rating is Ok
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
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My opinion is that effient is fine, but can not be reversed as quickly as coumadin.


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