What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel) on your body?

Plavix (clopidogrel) side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is used in patients with coronary artery disease especially acute coronary syndromes and after stunting. Side effects include GI problems such as nausea and reflux, and can include decreased platelet levels. Often patients will experience easy bruising while taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin.

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What are the side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Usually bruising. Usually most people just get bruising. The higher the dose of asperin along with the Plavix (clopidogrel) the more pts tend to bleed.Rare allergies, drop in platelets, and severe life threatening bleeds. Read more...
Bleeding, like other. anti-clotting agents. Plavix, clopidogrel, inhibits platelets (cell fragments from megakaryocytes within the bone marrow & are usually the first to initiate the blood to clot) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: side effects of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Bleeding. It also seems a bit strange that you keep asking for clarification on medical terms. The main purpose of this site is to provide medical advice & not to replace steadmans medical dictionary...Please buy one! Read more...
Plavix (clopidogrel) Plavix (clopidogrel) is an alternative to Aspirin or sometimes used with it (for example if a stent is placed in the heart). It acts by making platelets "less sticky." main side effect is bleeding and bruising. Read more...
Anticoagulant... Plavix (clopidogrel) is a chemical that inhibits part of the cascade of clotting by its activity on platelets like aspirin). It is used after a heart attack often, and particularly when coronary arteries are revascularized (stent/bypass). Main side effect (aside from allergic reaction) is abnormal internal bleeding, from the gut, the kidney, the brain. Warning signs are extremely important to discuss with doc. Read more...

Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

No. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet drug, meaning it affects blood clotting. Upon cessation, blood clotting will revert to pre-Plavix (clopidogrel) status. Of course any Plavix (clopidogrel) associated side-effects will also resolve. Read more...
Potentially. Plavix (clopidogrel) is most commonly prescribed following angioplasty and placement of drug eluting stent. It is strongly recommended that it should not be stopped for at least 3 months after implantation unless for an emergency as the risk of heart attack is high due to blood clot. In other cases or condition that Plavix (clopidogrel) was prescribed other than coronary stent the drug can be stopped anytime. Read more...

Vein Dr who put Greenville filter in wanted me to take plavix (clopidogrel) now after thrombosis in left calve? Too many side effects! What else can I do thinblood?

There are other drug. There are several blood thinners to choose from. Ask your doctor what he/she suggest. Blood can be thinned with heparin(Low molecular weight heparin is best), Warfrin(Coumadin) and Aspirin. The doctor could choose one of them that suits you best. Read more...