Plavix 75 mg film-coated tablets
Plavix contains clopidogrel and belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet medicinal products.
Platelets are very small structures in the blood which clump together during blood clotting. By
preventing this clumping, antiplatelet medicinal products reduce the chances of blood clots forming (a
process called thrombosis).
Plavix is taken by adults to prevent blood clots (thrombi) forming in hardened blood vessels (arteries),
a process known as atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events (such as stroke, heart
attack, or death).
• Prevent heart attacks and strokes.
• Secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events.
• Recent myocardial infarction, recent stroke, or established peripheral
Points of interest:
• Avoid drinking grapefruit juice as it may decrease the efficacy of
• Watch out for signs of bleeding (gum, GI, nose) and tell your doctor
if you experience any.
How to use:
75 mg daily.
• The most common side effect reported with Plavix is bleeding.
• Bleeding may occur as bleeding in the stomach or bowels, bruising, haematoma (unusual bleeding or bruising under the skin), nose bleed,
blood in the urine.
Do not take Plavix
•If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clopidogrel or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
• If you have a medical condition that is currently causing bleeding such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the brain.
• If you suffer from severe liver disease.
•Do not take Plavix with other medicines that may increase your risk of bleeding.
How to store:
Keep at room temperature.