Many people are placed on Plavix indefinitely after suffering a heart attack. I was only on it for 3 months after my heart attack and stent. I'm now on aspirin which can also have side effects in the long run, like gastric problems. From what I could find online it looks like there is not as much research done on the long term effects of Plavix vs. aspirin. Some very small studies were done on healthy people, though. This is in marked contrast to the large database available on aspirin safety. Important questions remain about
what can be expected with long-term use of Plavix. If you do a google search with "long term effects of Plavix" I think you will find several good articles.
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