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Medications to Avoid

Please check the list below carefully. If you are unsure about whether it is safe to stop any of the medications listed below, please contact your local doctor (or the heart specialist who prescribed the medication).

The two main groups of medications are aspirin containing medications and clopidogrel containing medications. Some herbal and natural products are also associated with increased bleeding and should be ceased.

Aspirin containing medications

  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Asasantin SR
  • Aspalgin+
  • Aspro Clear Extra Strength
  • Aspro Preparations
  • Aspirin
  • Astrix
  • Astrix 100
  • Cardiprin 100
  • Cartia
  • Codis+
  • Codox
  • Codral Forte
  • Codral Forte
  • DBL Aspirin
  • Disprin, Disprin Forte
  • DuoCover
  • Mayne Pharma Aspirin
  • Solprin
  • Spren

Clopidogrel medications

  • APO-Clpidogrel
  • Clopidogrel RBX
  • Clopidogrel Sandoz
  • Clopidolgrel Winthrop
  • Clopidogrel Winthrop Plus Aspirin
  • CoPlavix
  • Iscover
  • Pharmacor Clopidogrel
  • Piax
  • Plavicor
  • Plavix

Herbal and natural products

  • Echinacea
  • Fish Oil
  • Garlic supplements
  • Ginger supplements
  • Ginseng
  • St John’s Wort
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Vitamin E
  • All Chinese herbal teas or Chinese herbal medicines

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications

  • Ibuprofen
  • Neurofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Voltaren
  • Celebrex
  • Mobic

Other medications

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
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