Posted On: February 22, 2012

Plavix vs. Aspirin Alone: Is there a difference?

Plavix is prescribed by physicians in order to reduce the risk of a new heart attack or stroke in patients who have a recent history of heart attack or stroke. Plavix and aspirin are both used to reduce the amount of platelets in the blood, which can clump together to form blood clots. These blood clots can cut off supply of blood to the heart or brain, causing a stroke or heart attack. Real questions remain, however, as to whether aspirin is just as effective as and safer than Plavix and aspirin used together.

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