Plavix

What is Plavix?

Clopidogrel (INN) is an oral, thienopyridine-class antiplatelet agent used to inhibit blood clots in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and to prevent myocardial infarction (heart attack). It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi under the trade name Plavix. The drug works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor called P2Y12, an adenosine diphosphate (ADP) chemoreceptor on platelet cell membranes. Adverse effects include bleeding, severe neutropenia, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Before the expiry of its patent, clopidogrel was the second best-selling drug in the world. In 2010, it grossed over US$9 billion in global sales.

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I am a stroke victim; brain stem with little after effects; date 8/13 and have been on plavix since. Went off plavix 10/30 prior to green light...

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You had stroke on 8/13, using plavix. Went off on 10/30for green light laser surgery on which is on 11/6....

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I am concerned about taking plavix and metformin. I have just completed a series of visits to Mayo Clinic. I have a medical history of diabetes 2 ,...

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my neighbor has been coughing up blood after intercourse and has a hard time breathing afterwards. He has had 3 stents placed in his heart about 1...

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I had three stints installed a year ago. When can I stop taking plavix .

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