Active Ingredient(s): Clopidogrel
FDA Approved: * November 17, 1997
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Plavix Overview

Clopidogrel, sold as the brandname Plavix among others,[1] is an antiplatelet medication that is used to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in those at high risk.[2] It is also used together with aspirin in heart attacks and following the placement of a coronary artery stent (dual antiplatelet therapy).[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Onset of effects is about 2 hours and lasts for 5 days.[2] Common side effe...

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Plavix and Leukemia

Is there a connection? My husband received 2 stents, one in October 2008 and a medicated one in November 2008. He was then placed on Plavix. In November 2009 he was diagnosed with AML leukemia, he passed away 6/2010 at the age of 56. There was no obvious reason for him to get leukemia, it is rare for someone that young to have AML. We know that his heart disease was genetic. He was very health conscious, always ate healthy, exercised and was in great physical condition. I have read little tidbits about Plavix causing bone marrow damage and am wondering if there are other Plavix patients that have or had Leukemia. Thanks, Chris ## There have been very rare cases of Leukemia reported in people using Plavix, however, the percent of occurrence has been less than 1%, so there has never been ...

Plavix, Aspirin and Instaflex

I am on plavix plus aspirin 81mg. Could I safely try instaflex for my arthritis and joint pain? ## I'm on plavix also Aspirin plus high blood pressure bills does Installed interact ## I'm looking for interaction information on Plavix and Instaflex. Is it safe to take them both together? I also use Crestor and Aspirin.

Plavix blurred vision

Has anyone had blurred vision while on Plavix? I've been on it for three months and it gets worse every day. ## The FDA does warn that this medication has been known to cause ocular bleeding, so it would be best to consult your doctor to have the blurry vision checked out, to be sure. Other side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications? ## I have been on Plavix for 9 months, after having a stroke and then a heart attack... In and around the middle of the 9 months, I started having stomach pain, nausea and flu-like symptoms...I mentioned this to my Doctor and he said if this continued we would look into it....1 day ago I stopped taking the 75mg Plavix and woke up this morning ...

Plavix lost of taste

Hi, My name is Michael and I've been on Plavix for the last 3 months. About a month ago or so I completely lost my taste. I thought I was going crazy; however, I found out that there are other people having the same taste lost side effect like me. I was wondering if anyone here had the same problem and if you have been able to regain your taste somehow and also what did you do to regain your taste? I would really appreciate a repy to this email as I am getting desperate and nobody can help me. Thank you very much for your time and consideration to this. Michael ## My husband complaints are the same since he's been taking Plavix. He no longer enjoys the taste of food. I wish there was another alternative as it appears that only by discontinuing the drug will releve the effects. #...

Discontinuing my use of Plavix (Clopidogrel)

I am 62 and have no history of hypertension, yet there was a sudden spike in my blood pressure reaching 160/100, so my Dr. prescribed several medicines (Amlodipine 5mg, Enlapril, Clopidogrel 75mg, Aspirin 75mg, Atrovastatin). I took them for 4 days and immediately my B.P. showed normal. Then the Dr. told me I will have to take the medications as prescribed for the rest of my life or I will have to face rebound effects. I don't like the idea of being on medications forever. It was a small sporadic incidence with grade 1 mild heart dysfunction. I then went for a 2nd opinion from an expert Dr. He asked me to discontinue all previous medications and take only 1/2 Amlodipine and 1/2 aspirin daily for 6 months. I found one of the previous meds was Plavix (Clopidogrel) and learned that it ...

dog accidentally ate plavix

I'm not for sure but it is possible my maltese / yorkie <10# ate one plavix 75mg What will happen? anything I can do? ## I am sorry, I am not really very familiar with medication use in dogs, have you called your vet and asked? If I had to guess, I'd say that I doubt one pill would have much long-term effect,but I cannot be sure of this. How is the dog doing? ## My dog ate 75MG tablet of Plavix will that hurt her? ## She is doing ok, I do have a call to our Vet. Thank you for your help. ## Carol, thanks for the feedback - can you post back here when you find out what the vet says? I'm sure it would be very helpful for others to know. I do hope that your dog is okay! ## My 95 pound male Rottweiler ate a 75 mg Plavix about an hour ago when my mother dropped it. He was QUIC...

To Hell with Plavix

I had a heart attack and DES stent and was told to take Plavix, Metoprolol, Lipitor, and aspirin. I quit taking Plavix after 6 months even though my cardiologist wanted me to take it for 2 years. I also quit taking the Metoprolol, Lipitor, and aspirin. Well that was 9 months ago when I stopped taking everything and I feel great. My doctor says I was lucky that nothing happened. Lucky? Luck has nothing to do with it! I became a vegan and follow the Ornish diet strictly. I take vegan Omega3's. I also take coq10, a multi-vitamin, and drink unprocessed cocoa. I exercise. My LDL without drugs is 70. My bp is 105/70. To hell with Plavix. ## Actually, the reason your doctor said you were lucky is due to the rebound effects that suddenly stopping such medications can cause. These effects ca...

Withdrawal Symptoms from Plavix Clopidogrel

I have been on Clopidogrel 75mg after having a slight heart attack thought to have been caused by a blood clot in a small junction, my cholesterol was ok, pumping action ok, nothing needed to be done. I have been told to stop Clopidogrel and cardiologist said ok to stop it suddenly. I am 57 but also hypothyroid on 25mcg levothyroxine. Also on aspirin 75mg day. I tried coming off 4 weeks ago by taking only 3/4 of a tablet after reading its best to do it slowly but after a few days had an anxiety attack, I ended up going back on the full tablet. I have been taking 3/4 tablet a day again but getting tense and anxiety back again and indigestion. Feeling a bit yucky but worried its withdrawal from Clopidogrel. Or is it just anxiety due to hypothyroid, its driving me nuts. I keep belching and...

Heart medication and bioflu

I have taken plavix 75, lipitor 20 and carvedilol 6.25 daily since I had a stent put in my heart in 2008. I don't have high bp, but it was to my understanding these drugs are to keep cholesterol low and to help with the stent. Is bioflu ok to take? Do you have any suggestions?

Stop taking plavix OK?

My doctor had me stop taking plavix after one year. One month later I had another heart attack. Now my doctor has told me to stay on plavix for ever. Has anyone else had a heart attack because they stopped taking plavix? ## Plavix contains the active ingredient Clopidogrel, which is used to help inhibit clotting. Have they directly related your heart attack to clotting from stopping the Plavix? Rebound effects are always a risk, when someone stops these types of medications abruptly. However, there is no way to know if any given person may experience them. ## Yes, both of my doctors said it was most likely that I stoped the plavix that caused the heart attack. So they now have said for me stay stay on it for the rest of my life. I check with anoth group of doctors in another city and th...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 300mg, 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Plavix: (14 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-288 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 21695-665 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 24236-824 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-402 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 53808-0763 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by State of Florida Doh Central Pharmacy
  • 54569-4700 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-4070 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-2016 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-2022 Plavix 300 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-911 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 63629-1598 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 63653-1171 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership
  • 63653-1332 Plavix 300 mg Oral Tablet by Bristol-myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership
  • 67046-604 Plavix 75 mg Oral Tablet by Contract Pharmacy Services-pa

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