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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Charles Dagostino
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Bleeding

It also seems a bit strange that you keep asking for clarification on medical terms.
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In brief: 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!
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