Generic Name - Clopidogrel
Category - Anti Coagulant
Strokes and Heart Attacks
Generic for Plavix* is indicated to prevent strokes and heart attacks in patients at risk for these problems. Clopidogrel (Generic for Plavix* ) is in a class of medications called antiplatelet drugs. It works by helping to prevent harmful blood clots. Generic for Plavix* reduces the chance that a harmful blood clot will form by preventing certain cells in the blood from clumping together.
Generic for Plavix* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Plavix* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Plavix* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Plavix*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Inflammation or pain medicine, except narcotics
Generic for Plavix* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Plavix*
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Plavix* for atherosclerotic events is 75 milligrams once a day. To give people with unstable angina an extra boost, their first dose is usually increased to 300 milligrams.
Generic for Plavix* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Plavix* side Effects include black, tarry stools, blood from vomiting, blood in urine or stools, nosebleed, red or purple spots on the skin and skin rash or itching.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Plavix*.
Generic for Plavix* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Plavix* will be harmful to an unborn baby. However, discuss with your doctor whether or not you should take this medicine if you are pregnant.
Generic for Plavix* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Plavix* passes into breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are taking this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Generic for Plavix* and Pediatric
There is no specific information comparing use of Generic for Plavix* in children with use in other age groups. Do talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Plavix* and Geriatric
Although blood levels of Generic for Plavix* may be higher in elderly patients than in younger adults, it is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in other adults.
The above information about Generic for Plavix* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.