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Table 3 Haematology Advice

From: Clopidogrel in Orthopaedic patients: a review of current practice in Scotland

Haematology Department Should clopidogrel be stopped If stopped when What DVT prophylaxis should be used
GRI No (if not on aspirin) N/A Clopidogrel
  Yes (if on aspirin also) 7 days Aspirin
ERI Yes 2 – 3 days LMWH *
ARI Yes 3 days Fondaparinux if high risk otherwise none
Ninewells Yes 7 – 10 days LMWH if high risk otherwise none
  1. * LMWH – Low Molecular Weight Heparin (eg. Enoxaparin/Clexane)