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will plavix disqualify for cdl
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will plavix disqualify for cdl
Thankyou. My friend who drives a tractor trailer, just had a stent put in this morning after having a heart attach which led to the discovery of a blocked artery.  He is borderline diabetic and not prescribed any drugs. Told to change diet.  As of today, he was told he will be on Plavix the rest of his life.  I wanted to know if the use of Plavix would cause problems with him continuing to qualify for a cdl to drive his tractor trailer?
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Can you please define a cdl? I am not familiar with the term.
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Sorry CDL is a chauffesr drivers license needed for professional drivers i.e. tractor trailer, bus and etc.
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To my knowledge, having a heart attack, having stents placed or being on plavix should not disqualify someone from that type of license. However, if he experienced any events where he passed out (ie from an arrhythmia), this may prevent him from keeping his license, at least until he is stable for a number of months (I'm less familiar with this, but I've seen around a 6 month time frame).
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