Plavix (Clopidogrel Bisulfate)
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Clopidogrel Bisulfate Information
CLOPIDOGREL (kloh PID oh grel) helps to prevent blood clots. This medicine is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other vascular events in people who are at high risk.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.Read more...
Plavix® is a medicine called a platelet inhibitor or an antiplatelet agent. Platelets are natural substances found in the blood that clump together to form clots in order to stop bleeding. Plavix® works by preventing the platelets from forming unwanted clots that can block the healthy flow of blood in people with certain medical conditions.
Plavix® is used in people that have had a heart attack or stroke, have severe chest pain, or in people that have problems with circulation that put them at risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
Some people are prescribed a daily dose of Plavix® along with aspirin. Do not take aspirin with your Plavix® unless has your doctor has advised you to do so.
Because of how Plavix® works, it is possible that you may bruise more easily or have bleeding episodes, such as nose bleeds, more often than what is normal for you.
Take your Plavix® dose exactly as prescribed. Some people take the medicine more than once each day. Take the medicine at the same time(s) every day, with or without food.
Never change your dose on your own. If you are having problems with the medicine, work with your doctor to adjust the dose or begin other treatments if needed.
Be sure to let all your doctors know you are taking Plavix®, including your dentist. Routine procedures may need to be altered to protect you.
In some cases, including some dental procedures or surgeries, you may need to stop the medicine several days before a procedure. Do not stop the medicine without the consent and help of your doctor.
Each prescription for Plavix® ordered from an online Canadian Prescription Referral Service comes with a printed medication guide. Always take time to read the medication information guide. The information may have changed since you last refill.
A generic Plavix option is available. The generic drug name is clopidogrel. Purchasing the generic equivalent for Plavix from our Canadian or International Pharmacy partners is a great way to save money on prescription drugs. Generic medications are bioequivalent to high priced brand name drugs. By using a prescription referral service, we will connect you with a Canadian pharmacy or an International pharmacy to provide you with safe products and the best savings possible. To verify a legitimate Canadian pharmacy or Canadian prescription referral service, we recommend only purchasing from a member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association and a website verified by PharmacyChecker.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions: -bleeding disorder -bleeding in the brain -planned surgery -stomach or intestinal ulcers -stroke or transient ischemic attack -an unusual or allergic reaction to clopidogrel, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feedingRead more...
Let your doctor know if you are aware of any genetic factors that might affect how your body handles Plavix®.
Medical problems may affect the way Plavix® works in your body. Your doctor needs to know about every medical condition or problem you have to determine the best treatment for you. Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions even if you think they are not related to the reason you are taking Plavix®.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had problems with any of the conditions mentioned in the above list. Your doctor may want to adjust your dose or monitor your condition differently.
Your doctor needs to know about every prescription medicine, over-the-counter drug, vitamin, and herbal supplement, that you use. This includes alcohol use, smoking, and some illicit substances like marijuana or street drugs. Drug interactions are serious and can be dangerous. For your own safety, be sure your all your doctors have a complete list of everything you take.
When ordering Plavix® online, be sure all your doctors and healthcare providers, including dentists, that you are taking Plavix®. Your doctors need to know in order to prevent possible serious interactions with other medicines and medical conditions.
Take this medicine by mouth with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
-aspirin -blood thinners like cilostazol, enoxaparin, ticlopidine, and warfarin -certain medicines for depression like citalopram, fluoxetine, and fluvoxamine -certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, fluconazole, and voriconazole -certain medicines for HIV infection like delavirdine, efavirenz, and etravirine -certain medicines for seizures like felbamate, oxcarbazepine, and phenytoin -chloramphenicol -fluvastatin -isoniazid, INH -medicines for inflammation like ibuprofen and naproxen -modafinil -nicardipine -over-the counter supplements like echinacea, feverfew, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, green tea, horse chestnut -quinine -stomach acid blockers like cimetidine, omeprazole, and esomeprazole -tamoxifen -tolbutamide -topiramate -torsemide
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.Read more...
Combining Plavix® with many different types of medicines can cause serious and life-threatening conditions. Some medicines interfere with allowing Plavix® to be strong enough to work which puts people at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and other interactions significantly increase the risk of bleeding.
More information about some of the medicines mentioned in the above list is provided here. Unless your doctor directs you to do so, do not take Plavix® with the following medicines. This is not a complete list. If you are taking a medicine that you think is similar to the medicines listed here, talk to your doctor about the combination.
- Jantoven (warfarin sodium)
- Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium)
- Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
- Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)
- Luvox (fluvoxamine maleate)
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxylate)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
- Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride)
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- Sustiva (efavirenz)
- Intelence (etravirin)
- Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium)
- Motrin (ibuprofen)
- Aleve (naproxen sodium)
- Celebrex (celecobix)
- Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
- Rifadin (rifampin)
- Prandin (repaglinide)
Some drug interactions can be life-threatening. Other interactions can cause unwanted side effects or make the medicines more or less effective. Sometimes drug interactions can cause a medicine to exceed safe levels in the blood, similar to taking an overdose. This can happen all at once or gradually over time. A drug interaction happens when one drug causes another drug to change how it works in the body.
Many processes are at work in your body that handle drugs. Interactions can happen at different places and for different reasons. Some processes involve how your gut absorbs the medicine, others involve the way your liver works to alter medicines. Some interactions occur at the exact place in your body where the drugs connect to do their job, and others involve changes with the way the drug is eliminated from your body.
Plavix® is no exception. There are many medicines that interact with the active ingredient found in Plavix®. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure you are not taking drugs that interact.
Each time you have a new drug added to your existing list of medications, be sure to ask your pharmacist to check it against all your other medicines.
Be sure to provide your online Canadian Prescription Referral Service Pharmacy with a complete list of all your medicines, including all your prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, and herbal products. For your safety, the pharmacists will check your existing medicines and all new prescriptions being filled for possible drug interactions.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse. If you are going to have surgery or dental work, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine. Certain genetic factors may reduce the effect of this medicine. Your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment.Read more...
Always watch for signs that you may be allergic to any new medicine. An allergic reaction is serious and warrants immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms that are common with an allergic reaction include swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, tightening of the chest, and a skin rash, itching, or hives.
Because of how Plavix® works, you may bruise or bleed more easily. This is an expected reaction to the medicine. However, let your doctor know if you have any concerns or feel you are bleeding too easily.
Watch for other signs of bleeding. Let your doctor know immediately if you develop blood in your urine, red, black or tar-like stools, bruises that get larger on their own, or if you cough or vomit up blood clots or material that looks like coffee grounds.
Some people develop a blood clotting problem called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP. This is a medical term that means blood clots are forming inside blood vessels. This condition is a medical emergency.
Get emergency medical help for what may be TTP if you develop purplish spots on your skin or in your mouth, your skin or eyes have a yellow tint, you feel unusually tired or weak, your skin becomes pale, you have a fever, your heart rate increases, you feel short of breath, have a headache, develop trouble speaking, or are confused or disoriented. Other signs include changes in your vision, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of consciousness, or have a seizure.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -changes in vision -fever -signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose -sudden weakness -unusual bleeding or bruising Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -constipation or diarrhea -headache -pain in back or joints -stomach upset
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature of 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
Clopidogrel Bisulfate Oral tablet