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Plavix recommended after stent placement. Can I safely stop

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Plavix recommended after stent placement. Can I safely stop takin Plavix after two month w/o serious problems?
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 19 days ago.

No you absolutely cannot.

Plavix must be continued for one year after stent placement

there are some studies showing 6 months is enough but in the United States we continue it for one year after stent

why do you want to stop?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 16 days ago.

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