Generic Plavix, Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is prescribed for patients with a history of recent myocardial infarction, recent stroke, or established peripheral arterial disease. It is also prescribed to manage certain types of acute coronary syndrome.

Plavix

Clopidogrel

Clopivas, Plopicard, Bio-Clopi, Deplatt

4, 10

Dr Reddy, Sava medica, Novartis India, Cipla, Torrent Pharma, Okasa, Intas Pharma

Tablet

75 mg, 300 mg

India

Clopidogrel

Uses
Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood clots after a recent heart attack or stroke, and in unstable angina.
How it Works
Clopidogrel works by preventing platelets in the blood from sticking together and forming a blood clot therefore this helps in prevention of heart attacks and unstable angina.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Clopidogrel can include the symptoms below; Diarrhoea, Chest pain, Collection of blood under the skin, deep, dark purple bruise Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Bleeding.
Introduction
Clopidogrel is a generic drug that is used prevent and treat strokes and heart attacks. The drug is mostly manufactured by Dr Reddy. The US brand name of this drug is Plavix it is also known as Plopicard. They usually come in the form of tablets. The tablets are in the strength of 75 mg each. Clopidogrel has effects on blood circulation. It creates a smooth flow of blood circulation in your body.
Composition
The main active component of the drug is CLOPIDOGREL BISULFATE. This has a molecular weight of 419.9. This substance is powder form and off white to white in color. Each tablet of Plavix contains 97.875 mg of clopidogrel bisulphate. Inactive ingredients of the drug are mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, and glycol 6000.
Use
The use of this drug is to avoid the strokes and heart attacks. Clopidogrel works by preventing blood clots.
Dosage and administration
Clopidogrel should be taken as per advised by the doctors. Taking extra Clopidogrel can cause headache and fever. You are also advised to follow the diet and the exercises given by the doctors.
Contraindication
Pregnant women should consult with the doctors before taking Clopidogrel. It is recommended that you need to explain to the doctors about your medical conditions and allergies prior to taking Clopidogrel.
Important Precautions
If you experience breathing and wheezing after taking Clopidogrel you should consult with the doctors. Seek medical attention in case of any emergency or extreme side effects.
Side effects
Patients may experience slight fever when using Clopidogrel. Stomach pain, chest pain and the burning in the chest are other side effects that caused by this drug. Some people may experience blood-related problems like vomiting of blood, and urination with blood discharge. These are serious side effects which must need proper treatment.
Storage
Clopidogrel should be stored at room temperature of 30 degrees. Clopidogrel should be kept away from children and pets. Clopidogrel should be kept away from extreme heat, sunlight and also moisture.

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