What is this drug used for?
• It is used to lower the chance of heart attack or stroke.
• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Bleeding like vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; coughing up blood; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; abnormal vaginal bleeding; bruises without a reason or that get bigger; or any severe or persistent bleeding.
• Low blood sugar like dizziness, headache, fatigue, feeling weak, shaking, fast heartbeat, confusion, increased hunger, or sweating.
• Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura like confusion, severe fatigue, severe weakness, weakness on one side of body, difficulty speaking, difficulty thinking, balance changes, drooping on one side of face, vision changes, fast heartbeat, fever, headache, pale skin, unable to pass urine, blood in the urine, purple spots on skin or mouth, seizures, severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dyspnea, or yellow skin.
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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Medication Safety Issues
Plavix may be confused with Elavil, Paxil, Pradax (Canada), Pradaxa
Generic Availability: US
Storage and Stability
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
As with all drugs that may affect hemostasis, bleeding is associated with clopidogrel. Hemorrhage may occur at virtually any site. Risk is dependent on multiple variables, including the concurrent use of multiple agents that alter hemostasis and patient susceptibility.
Hematologic & oncologic: Bruise, hematoma, major hemorrhage, minor hemorrhage
Rare but important or life-threatening: Abnormal hepatic function tests, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, acute hepatic failure, ageusia, agranulocytosis, angioedema, aplastic anemia, arthralgia, arthritis, bronchospasm, bullous rash, colitis (including ulcerative or lymphocytic), confusion, diarrhea, drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, duodenal ulcer, eczema, eosinophilic pneumonitis, erythema multiforme, erythematous rash, exfoliative dermatitis, fever, gastric ulcer, hallucination, headache, hemophilia A (acquired), hepatitis (noninfectious), hypersensitivity reaction, hypotension, increased serum creatinine, insulin autoimmune syndrome, interstitial pneumonitis, intracranial hemorrhage, lichen planus, maculopapular rash, myalgia, nonimmune anaphylaxis, pancreatitis, pancytopenia, pruritus, serum sickness, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, stomatitis, taste disorder, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, vasculitis