Clopidogrel Bisulfate Oral tablet
What is this medicine?
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Read More ›
Plavix can be used to treat the following conditions:
- acute myocardial infarction
- arterial thromboembolism prophylaxis
- cardiac surgery
- Kawasaki disease
- myocardial infarction prophylaxis
- percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
- stroke prophylaxis
- thrombosis prophylaxis
- transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- unstable angina
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
black, tarry stools
blood in urine or vomit
changes in vision
unusual bleeding or bruising
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
blood thinners like cilostazol, enoxaparin, ticlopidine, and warfarin
certain medicines for depression like citalopram, fluoxetine, and fluvoxamine
certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, fluconazole, and voriconazole
certain medicines for HIV infection like delavirdine, efavirenz, and etravirine
certain medicines for seizures like felbamate, oxcarbazepine, and phenytoin
medicines for inflammation like ibuprofen and naproxen
over-the counter supplements like echinacea, feverfew, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, green tea, horse chestnut
stomach acid blockers like cimetidine, omeprazole, and esomeprazole
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature of 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
bleeding in the brain
stomach or intestinal ulcers
stroke or transient ischemic attack
an unusual or allergic reaction to clopidogrel, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
If you are going to have surgery or dental work, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
Certain genetic factors may reduce the effect of this medicine. Your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment.
Who should not take Plavix?
Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:
abrupt discontinuation, bleeding, breast-feeding, children, geriatric, GI bleeding, hepatic disease, infants, intracranial bleeding, myocardial infarction, neonates, peptic ulcer disease, poor metabolizers, pregnancy, renal disease, renal failure, renal impairment, retinal bleeding, retroperitoneal bleeding, stroke, surgery, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), trauma
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