Plavix, an anti-clotting medication, has been known to cause internal bleeding. Ten more people have died from Plavix, which has proven to be no better than aspirin against stroke even though it costs around 100 times more.
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If you or someone you know is taking Plavix here are some things you should keep in mind:
- Internal bleeding can occur in may areas of the body, so make sure to pay close attention to how you feel and see your doctor if something doesn’t seem right.
- Bleeding is a known complication of anti-platelet medications, such as Plavix.
Internal bleeding is much harder to recognize than typical bleeding from lacerations. It might take a while to realize something is happening within.
Internal bleeding is caused when damage to an artery or vein causes blood to leak out of the circulatory system.
Severity of bleeding depends upon the damage and the body’s ability to repair breaks in the walls of the blood vessels.
Whether you are taking Plavix, or a similar drug, be sure to know the side effects and keep your healthcare provider updated on any changes you feel.