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How do anti-platelet medication work prevent platelets from sticking together and that prevents clots from forming in the arteries
Anti-platelets work mainly in the arteries
What is the prototype drug for anti-platelet drugs aspirin (ecotrin)
Commonly used anti-platelet drugs include aspirin,plavix,pletal
Aspirin dosage related to heart attack is usually 81mg & enteric coated
Aspirin dosage related to stroke is usually 325mg & enteric coated
If a patient is having symptoms of acute MI they should take 325mg aspirin
The anti-platelet Pletal (cilostazol)is mainly used for intermitten claudication b/c of its vasodilation effects
Intermitten claudication is leg pain and cramps with activity that goes away with rest
Anti-platelets (aspirin) are mainly used for prevention of acute MI, reinfarction after MI, prevention of ischemic stroke.
The anti-platelets ReoPro & Aggrastat are use to treat acute coronary syndromes
Side effects of anti-platelets (aspirin) are GI bleeding, hemorrhagic stroke, ototoxicity
what is hemorrhagic stroke bleeding in the brain
What is ototoxicity ear infection
What is the 1st sign of ototoxicity ringing in the ears
To decrease risk of GI bleeding advise patients taking aspirin (Anti-platelet) to use enteric coated aspirin and take with food
If GI symptoms are sever patient may need to take a protron pump inhibitor with aspirin
When should Aspirin (anti-platelet) not be taken 3rd trimester of pregnancy, bleeding disorders, thrombocytopenia
Caution should be used when giving anti-platelets to patients with peptic ulcer disease,renal disorders, hepatic disorders
What medications when taken with aspirin increase the risk for bleeding heparin, warfarin, NSAID'S & some herbs
Which herbal products when taken with aspirin increase risk of bleeding don quai, fever few, garlic, ginkgo
Taking a low dose aspirin (81mg)may prevent strokes, acute MI, and reinfarction
How long after stopping anti-platelet therapy will the drug remain in the system 7 days
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