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Can I take my usual medication before receiving a pacemaker?

Speak to your doctor about your specific medications. Your doctor may recommend you stop taking some medications before receiving a pacemaker. Typically, these include anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and blood thinners such as clopidogrel (Plavix) or warfarin (Coumadin).

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