Manufacturer: Sanofi Synth
Trade name: Plavix
Strength: 75 mg
Active ingredient: Clopidogrel
Category: Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug.
Pregnancy category: Clopidogrel belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: B1 AND US FDA pregnancy category: B.
Uses: Plavix 75 mg capsule is used to prevent stroke, heart attack and chest pain. This medicine works by preventing the blood clots. It is also used for peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation of blood in the legs).
How to use: Take Plavix 75 mg capsule with or without food usually once daily. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking the doctor. If you stop taking Clopidogrel, there is a high risk of heart attack and stroke. If you are undergoing operation or dental treatment informe the doctor that you are taking clopidrogel.
Side Effects: Easy bleeding/bruising, minor bleeding, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation.
Dosage: One tablet of 75 mg daily. 300 mg tablet is given initially as a loading dose.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: September 22nd, 2016
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