Plavix (Clopidogrel) is used in the prevention and treatment of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and acute coronary syndrome.
Plavix is a sensational antiplatelet product prescribed to millions worldwide.
Plavix (Clopidogrel) is a RX medication that is used to prevent blood clots after a heart attack or stroke and in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels.
Clopidogrel works by keeping the platelets in your blood from clotting to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions.
This “anti-platelet” effect helps keep blood flowing smoothly in your body.
Active Ingredient: Clopidogrel
Active Ingredients: Clopidogrel Hydrogen Sulfate
Manufacturer: Sanofi Winthrop
License Holder: Sanofi Aventis
Drug Class: Platelet aggregation inhibitors
Pharmacological effect: Plavix contains a substance called clopidogrel. This medication prevents the platelets from fixing together and forming blood clump.
Usage: Plavix is used in treatment of chest pain in combination with aspirin. This drug also prevents heart attacks and strokes especially in people with heart problems.
Aftereffect: Therapy with Plavix may bring different adverse effects. More usual effects are: deep bruise, painfulness, itching, swelling, redness, chest pain, collected blood under the skin and red spots on the skin. Unusual effects are: problems with breath, nose bleeding, painful urination and vomiting with blood.
How to administer (optionally): Take Plavix once a day. Try to take it at the same time every day regardless of food.