About Plavix

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About Plavix

Clopidogrel is used in adult patients in whom a reduction in blood coagulation (colloquially: “dilution of the blood”) is desired.

As a result, the substance is used

  • within the first 35 days days after a heart attack
  • in the period of one week to a maximum of six months after a stroke due to circulatory disorders in the brain
  • for occlusions of arteries and associated complaints.

Clopidogrel is used in combination with acetylsalicylic acid in

  • Acute circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries (acute coronary syndrome) without ECG change (ST segment elevation)
  • Patients with acute coronary syndrome who have had a wire mesh (stent) used to keep coronary vessels open
  • acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation) that are likely to cause vascular occlusion and can not be treated with a blood thinning phenprocoumon or warfarin therapy.

    What is the purpose of this ingredient?

      Prevent infarction or stroke
    • Reduce blood clotting
    • prevent blood clots
    • inhibit platelet aggregation

This is how Clopidogrel works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of clopidogrel.
Please also read the information on the drug group platelet aggregation inhibitors,
to which the active ingredient clopidogrel belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is used in adult patients in whom a reduction in blood coagulation (colloquially: “dilution of the blood”) is desired.

As a result, the substance is used

  • within the first 35 days days after a heart attack
  • in the period of one week to a maximum of six months after a stroke due to circulatory disorders in the brain
  • for occlusions of arteries and associated complaints.

Clopidogrel is used in combination with acetylsalicylic acid in

  • Acute circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries (acute coronary syndrome) without ECG change (ST segment elevation)
  • Patients with acute coronary syndrome who have had a wire mesh (stent) used to keep coronary vessels open
  • acute myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation
  • Cardiac arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) that is likely to cause vascular occlusion and can not be treated with a blood thinning phenprocoumon or warfarin therapy.

    For the following applications Clopidogrel , in-depth information is available:

    • Stroke
    • infarction
    • Angina pectoris
    • arterial circulatory disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disease

    Effect of Clopidogrel

    The active substance clopidogrel belongs to the group of antiplatelet agents. Like all drugs in this group, clopidogrel also helps to reduce blood clotting. This should prevent blood clots and prevent strokes and heart attacks.

    If tissue is damaged in the human body, it destroys cells. These cells thereby release their content into the environment. When cells that line a blood vessel are destroyed, adenosine diphosphate (ADP) is released, among other things. This ADP, when it encounters platelets, causes them to aggregate. It forms a clumping of platelets (it is called platelet aggregation), which is able to close the hole in the vessel wall. ADP is therefore an impulse that blood clots can form.

    There are diseases in which such blood clots pose a danger to the patient. Clopidogrel prevents platelet aggregation by blocking ADP’s platelet attack. As a result, the ADP can not act on the platelets and blood clotting is reduced. Colloquially, one says, the blood is “diluted”. The most dangerous side effects of this drug are bleeding, which is difficult to breastfed due to impaired platelet function.

Potential Plavix side effects may include:

Plavix used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Rowena D. McKeown says:
    3.0 rating

    Plavix for Cholesterol value increase; Stent inlay

    Unfortunately, the side effects are really dramatic on a daily basis. Arms get hot and feel like they are wrapped tightly with bandage. Every little thing, simple, light bumping into something causes massive pain. Dayly morning sickness. Only listless and without any drive. In the present cold extreme pain in the fingertip re hand little finger. There the calcification shot in August and caused an embolism in the finger. Has probably left lasting damage. Nevertheless, that was obviously my LUCKY DAY. For the artherial calcification in the carotid artery could also have wandered into the brain. Oh man, you are so ungrateful, but the complaints really make me crazy. Cholesterol levels still increased (214 total) and inflammatory levels rose again to 1.9. And the search for the causer continues. I’m tired, always something new.

  2. Charlie R. Norris says:
    2.0 rating

    Plavix for Cholesterol value increase; High blood pressure; Stroke

    After years of high blood pressure (often over 170/110) occurred stroke me in November 1998, these drugs prescribed and take ever since daily 1 piece. Apart from the after-effects of the stroke (with which one must and can live), I have no side effects and enjoy thanks to these medications the best possible health. P.S .: Age-related Zipperlein I feel as normal and they need in this context, no mention.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. James K. Rogers says:
    2.5 rating

    Plavix for Transient ischemic attack

    Discontinuation of the drug due to gastric bleeding and esophagitis. The treating internist (gastroenterologist) had similar experiences with other patients when using Plavix.

  4. Willie C. Stevens says:
    3.0 rating

    Plavix for Bypass surgery

    after aortic aneurysm OP 2000 and 3 bypass surgery coronary artery disease Op supply 2009 uninterrupted after 15 years of use of Plavix 75 No side effects

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Andrew S. Dixon says:
    2.5 rating

    Plavix for Thrombosis prophylaxis

    Application with PTCA / BMS implantation 5 pcs (RCA, LAD, PLA2) Between the 1st + 2nd Implantation, 4 weeks, I got a herpes zoster the u.a. Internally treated with Aciclovir CT 800 mg for 10 days, additional medication was co-administered with Plavix ASS / TAD protect 100mg simvastatin 40mg – 4 weeks, then Inegy 10/40 mg Beloc-Zok mite 47.5 – 1/2 tablets except for ASA ( noon) all other Tabl. morning I had up to the herpes zoster no side effects since the first Ketheter I am a non-smoker

  6. Teresa L. Aleman says:
    3.0 rating

    Plavix for Stroke

    I’ve got good experiences. I’m good at plavix75 ass100 bludrucktab. And I can say I’m fit as ever. Now my doctor gave me another remedy. I noticed that I was feeling worse for the day Day. everything talk please helped nothing so I’ve changed doctor u.I got plavix finally. Then the doctor told me for the next box you need a written confirmation of aok.also I went to the aok handicapped to the aok told me that can not do. I asked why , because my doctor needs that doch.da was told that there is a small box which the doctor must tick then that is okay.jetz’m afraid if me plavix goes out u.der doctor does not prescribe. The only thing I get from plavis are blue spots from time to time. no side effects otherwise. I can plavix75 really only recommend

    Side effects: Hematoma susceptibility
  7. Donald C. Walters says:
    5.0 rating

    Plavix for Bypass surgery; Coronary heart disease

    take Plavix for 9 years, after the operation – 3-fold bypass – combined with ASS – bruised from blue spots – switched to mono (only Plavix) combined with Omacor (omega-3 capsule) less bruising but still very sensitive and for 2 months I’ve been coughing up everything and taking Plavix and only every 2nd day Omacor and behold, the bruises are fst of the past

    Side effects: Hematoma susceptibility
  8. Tina R. Fogg says:
    2.0 rating

    Plavix for Heart attack

    I had a frontal infarction 10 weeks ago. since then I take plavix once a day last week, one has found that I had a stent stenosis, now I take 150mg plavix and 300ass per day have circulatory fluctuations and unfortunately the stomach does not play so dolle

    Side effects: Circulatory failure
  9. Cindy M. Hole says:
    4.0 rating

    Plavix for Coronary heart disease; Stent inlay

    After taking Plavix about 2 hours. later drawing pain in both wrists. Otherwise, muscle pain in both hands, both at rest and during exercise. Answer of the doctors: I have to accept this, there is no alternative because otherwise both stent implants (DES) run the risk of closing again. My hope, there are only two months left. It is very painful. Who has had the same experiences?

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  10. Scott D. Martinez says:
    3.0 rating

    Plavix for Coronary heart disease

    Use in 4-subject Des-implantation Coronary artery disease Muscle and joint pain in both shoulders, sleep-stemming

    Side effects: Insomnia; Muscle aches
  11. Paul S. Landau says:
    2.0 rating

    Plavix for Heart attack; Coronary heart disease

    Had heart attack on 12 August. 3 stents s. In the beginning, no problems with the above drugs. After completion of the rehab about 3 days after discharge began Atemnot Seizure-like not permanentwith partial anxiety and sweat, tingling in the chin, depression, fatigue, listlessness. I then let again set catheter because I was afraid of clogging the stent s. Thankfully, all stents are freeNow stop taking Beloc Zok and take Nebivolol Heumann 5 mg with immediate effect. However, I think it is more likely to Ramipril. Will test it now. Quality of life is no longer present due to shortness of breath.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Depressions
  12. Willie A. Plyler says:
    2.5 rating

    Plavix for Thrombosis prophylaxis

    ASA presumably well tolerated, but not enough, as coagulation factor despite the intake of ASA and Plavix and 1 Makumar to 70% in Plavix but probably all sorts of side effects currently. Tiredness, creep disturbances (too low blood pressure), sleep disorders, depression, aggression, muscle pain, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, black bowel movements, transient ischemic attack despite taking Plavix and ASA. Therefore, now complete conversion to Makumar with the hope for quick recovery. Anm.d.Mod. It is normal that the coagulation value (Quick / INR) is not affected when taking ASA or Plavix !!!

  13. John P. Robinson says:
    2.5 rating

    Plavix for High blood pressure; Stroke; Coronary heart disease; Stent inlay

    1992 Heart Attack 3 Bypasses (open until 2008) In June 2007, 2 stents implanted get used in August 2007, a defibrillator (because of too low a heart rate below 40 / minute)) After the insertion of the two stents in June 2007, it started slowly with the Dizziness u. Blurred vision Vasomotal 16 mg get prescribed, nichs.Blutdruck brings thanks to drugs normal 130 – 140 no cardiac arrhythmia, was in the ENT doctor (paranasal sinus) everything i.O. Ophthalmologist everything i.O. but the dizziness is getting stronger. Impudence, tired, no desire for some I’m best when I sleep, but after getting up the dizziness starts again. Will let me again neurologically examined.

    Side effects: Fatigue; Dizziness
  14. Harry L. McPherson says:
    3.0 rating

    Plavix for Stent inlay

    On 06.03.08, a catheter examination showed that a vein is already completely dense. So there was the stent, another non-smoker was born !!! Until then, I took Ena and Meta. Since I got the stent, I also get ASV and Plavix, Simvastatin, which has already been discontinued in consultation with the doctor. Since the stent, I have the feeling that I am a sick person. I stand completely beside the track. A constant feeling of dizziness is present. In the course of noon, I get a kick that throws me completely off track. I am no longer able to concentrate, I am irritated! That all of these withdrawal symptoms should be NO SMOKING I consider unlikely. Last week I made a heart of Sintigram, where everything was 100% ok. Who has had the same experiences and can help me? I am currently unable to run my business properly. My doctor refuses to stop Plavix because the danger is too high.

    Side effects: Dizziness