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Clopidogrel (Plavix) is an inexpensive drug used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other events in people who are at high risk. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic clopidogrel is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of clopidogrel is around $9.55, 90% off the average retail price of $104.23. Compare antiplatelet drugs.
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What is Plavix?

Prevents blood clots. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a cheap, generically available blood thinner that protects you from clots after you've had a heart attack or surgery.

Plavix Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Clopidogrel will not work properly if you take less of it than directed. Taking more clopidogrel than directed may increase the chance of serious side effects without increasing the helpful effects.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. It is very important that you read and understand this information. Be sure to ask your doctor about anything you do not understand.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

If you are also taking omeprazole (Prilosec®), do not use it at the same time that you take this medicine. Talk with your doctor about using a different antacid.

If you are using this medicine for a condition called acute coronary syndrome, your doctor may tell you to take aspirin while you are using clopidogrel. In this case, do not change the dose or stop taking the aspirin without talking to your doctor first.

Plavix side effects

When taken for
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Plavix for Blood thinning to prevent heart attack
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Joint pain
  • Rash

Serious Side Effects

  • Weakened ability to prevent blood clots
      Higher risk if:
    • Taking Prilosec or Nexium
    • People with certain genes that make Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective

    Plavix (clopidogrel) may not work well for some people due to the way their bodies process it. Your doctor may have you do a genetic test to find out if Plavix (clopidogrel) is the right treatment for you. Certain medicines that reduce stomach acid, such as Prilosec or Nexium, can reduce the effectiveness of Plavix (clopidogrel) when taken together. You shouldn't start any new medicine, vitamins or supplements without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • Life-threatening bleeding
      Higher risk if:
    • History of stomach bleeding
    • Taking other medicines that increase the levels of Plavix (clopidogrel) in your body
    • Taking other blood thinners or medicines that increase the risk of bleeding

    Plavix (clopidogrel) makes it harder for your blood to form clots so your body may not be able to stop bleeding the way it normally does. Taking the exact dose of the medicine as instructed by your doctor can lower your risk of bleeding problems. Let your doctor know right away if you get any signs of bleeding such as pink-colored urine, unusual bruising or black stools.

  • Unexplained bruising and purple spots on skin

    This is a rare, but life-threatening condition where clots are formed in your blood vessels. It can happen as soon as within the first 2 weeks of starting Plavix (clopidogrel). If you get purple patches on your skin, a fever, headache, vision changes, and weakness that are not due to other reasons while taking this medication, go to the emergency room right away to get medical help.

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Plavix interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Defibrotide

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Grapefruit Juice
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Plavix dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For prevention of blood clots:
      • Adults—75 milligrams (mg) once a day. In some patients, a single dose of 300 mg is given first. Your doctor may also give you aspirin together with this medicine.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Plavix reviews

3.7 / 5 average rating with 343 reviews for Plavix from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Plavix from Iodine.com

80 year old man
  • Used for a year or so
  • Taken for Atrial fibrillation

Reviewed clopidogrel on 3/5/2018

  • Not worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
That anxiety was a possible side effect.
72 year old woman
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for Stenting of the heart

Reviewed Plavix on 2/10/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Keep your,EKG and tests up to date.
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