Generic Plavix (Clopidogrel Bisulfate)
Product Code: PR990635
Clopidogrel is a drug that is used to prevent heart problems such as heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. This medication works by blocking platelets from clumping together and forming harmful clots as a result. Together with aspirin, Clopidogrel is used to cure chest pain, open blood vessels and preventing blood clots as well. This way, there is a smooth blood flow in your entire body. You can also use Clopidogrel to prevent heart attacks in individuals suffering from irregular heartbeats.
Take this mediation according to your doctor's prescription. Always read the prescription label before proceeding to take Clopidogrel. If you have any queries ask your pharmacist or doctor. The dosage for this particular drug depends on your medical condition as well as your response to treatment. Together with aspirin, Clopidogrel is taken on a monthly and yearly basis if it used to prevent blood clots after an organ transplant. Clopidogrel is often taken once a day. It is advisable to take this drug frequently to achieve best results.
Clopidogrel should only be administered as per the doctor's directions. When taking this drug avoid drinking grapefruit juice. This is because the drink increases the possibilities of you having adverse side effects from the medication. Continue to use this drug even after feeling well. Do not stop medication without seeking medical advice.
Some of the side effects of using Clopidogrel include: blurred vision, slurred speech, sweating, sudden weakness, diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, bleeding, heart attacks and strokes. If this condition persists inform your doctor immediately. Normally the drug does not have serious side effects because the doctor has already ascertained that you are the right candidate for the medication.
Prior to using Clopidogrel, ensure you inform your doctor if:
You have any bleeding conditions such as bleeding in the eye
You have liver disease
You are allergic to antiplatelet drugs
You are using any other medication
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
You have any bleeding disease such as hemophilia
You are drinking alcohol