Plavix (Generic name: Clopidogrel Bisulfate) is a prescription medication used for prevention and treatment of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and acute coronary heart syndromes. Clopidogrel Bisulfate is an inhibitor of platelet aggregation. It keeps platelets from sticking together and preventing clot formation. Clopidogrel (Plavix) has proven to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and peripheral artery disease in high risk patients. Take Plavix exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Plavix Side Effects:
The most common Plavix side effects are cough, constipation, dizziness, headache, heartburn, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, stomach pain. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as bleeding, bloody stools, bruising, chest pain, fever, numbness, skin rash, vision changes, weakness, or symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT take Plavix oral if you are allergic to Clopidogrel or any of the ingredients in Plavix medication. Before taking Plavix, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as bleeding or blood clotting disorder, stomach ulcer, stroke, liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. Because they may interact with Plavix drug, especially of: anticoagulants, aspirin, blood thinner (warfarin), blood clots medications, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, e.g., ibuprofen, diclofenac), stomach acid reducers.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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