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Ask the doctor: Adding Plavix to Coumadin

Updated: August 01, 2013

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Thomas Lee, M.D. and Richard Lee, M.D.

Q. I've been taking Coumadin for some time and have begun taking Plavix after having had several stents put in to open blocked arteries. My doctor said Plavix would prevent clots. Isn't that what Coumadin does?

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