Two Heart Attacks later

Samanthagrace
By Samanthagrace Latest Reply 2011-03-17 09:06:16 -0500
Started 2011-02-28 17:26:00 -0600

Im 20 years old and I signed up for this because my father, who is 49 years old, has had 2 heart attacks in a little over a years time. He has his own business, but work is really slow in the winter if there even is any at all, and he cant avoid his Plavix. The doctors have said without his Plavix he is bound to have another heart attack. I cant lose my father, he is a wonderful man and he is all I have.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what we might be able to do inorder to get samples or free Plavix?

Thank you!


7 replies

Holli7901
Holli7901 2011-03-17 09:06:16 -0500 Report

My mom is going through the health department. She gets her meds so much cheaper. As for how your feeling…My mom had a heart attack when I was stationed in Alaska and your age. She's all I have. She recovered and did well but then 4 yrs later she was having the sypmtoms that one was coming. I finally DRUG HER to the Doc and he admitted her immediatly for surgery on that Mon. Since then she has been taking Plavix. Just watch out for bruising and make sure they don't get cut. The bleeding looks like it could've come from a gunshot wound. Nose bleeds are common but have to be stopped ASAP. My advice is to watch out for signs of depression. Even small ones. Find a support group for him or both of you to attend. I've started to notice some small changes in my mom and that's why I'm advising it. Plus, she isn't eating as healthy anymore so I'm here to get recipes and maybe even put her on the diabetic diet. LOL Point is, our parents aren't invincible like we want them to be. Talk to your dad about how you feel. Be brutally honest. Both of you!! :) You are grown and he may not feel as needed anymore, that doesn't help keep your heart healthy. I'll be praying for you and your dad. I hope you get the help you need to help your dad. :)

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-03-02 00:17:20 -0600 Report

Samantha:

Here are some links that you may find helpful!

http://www.ehow.com/how_5861115_plavix-heart-attack-prescription-medicine.html

http://www.ptca.org/forumtopics/topic_financial_assistance.html

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance is also a good resource at

https://www.pparx.org/

Bistol-Meyers, the makers of Plavix, also have a number you can call for financial assistance at 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)

Please let us all know how successful you are and which agencies were most helpful. Many here can benefit from your expereience.

Good luck!

HH

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2011-03-01 13:25:30 -0600 Report

Check with the maker of plavix - in some cases the can supply either free or low cost medications, or check with his doctor.

Rob62
Rob62 2011-03-01 04:05:10 -0600 Report

SamanthaGrace ~ Please go to this site:
http://www.bms.com/products/Pages/programs.aspx
Check out the first entry. One of the "Includes 13 medicines" is Plavix.
Call the 800 number listed for expedited assistance.
~ Have a great and healthy day ~
Rob

jeannebean
jeannebean 2011-03-11 02:52:01 -0600 Report

There are also other forms of medication similiar to Plavix, as I am allergic to it…hives, scratching, etc. Currently taking Effient, get some itching but nothing like Plavix…just another suggestion!!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-03-13 23:00:12 -0500 Report

jeannebean,

AstraZeneca is hoping to have Brilinta (ticagrelor) FDA approved this summer. I'll post an artilcle on it

HH

HH