Clopidogrel vs Plavix

Clopidogrel
(Rx)
Plavix
(Rx)
Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet medication.
Plavix is an antiplatelet medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.2
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
2.3
Helpfulness
for Heart Attack
2.0
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
November 17, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
4,150 Discussions
20,911 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Heart Attack
#2 for Blood Clots
#3 for Stroke
#4 for A Fib
Clopidogrel is taken to prevent Blood Clots and Stroke and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for Heart Attack and A Fib.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Heart Attack
#2 for Stroke
#3 for Blood Clots
#4 for A Fib
Plavix is taken to prevent Blood Clots and Stroke and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for Heart Attack.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Clo
Clotting Disorder
8
Bleeding
4
Bruise
3
Nausea
3
Headaches
3
Dizziness
3
Tiredness
3
Allergy
2
Increased Risk of Bleeding
2
Weakness
2
Pla
Clotting Disorder
10
Bruise
5
Tiredness
3
Headaches
3
Bleeding
3
Allergy
2
Weakness
2
Shortness of Breath
2
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
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Clopidogrel
Clo
Plavix
Pla
Clotting Disorder
Clo
Pla
8
10
Bleeding
Clo
Pla
4
3
Bruise
Clo
Pla
3
5
Nausea
Clo
Pla
3
0
Headaches
Clo
Pla
3
3
Dizziness
Clo
Pla
3
1
Tiredness
Clo
Pla
3
3
Allergy
Clo
Pla
2
2
Increased Risk of Bleeding
Clo
Pla
2
0
Weakness
Clo
Pla
2
2
Clotting Disorder
Pla
Clo
10
8
Bruise
Pla
Clo
5
3
Tiredness
Pla
Clo
3
3
Headaches
Pla
Clo
3
3
Bleeding
Pla
Clo
3
4
Allergy
Pla
Clo
2
2
Weakness
Pla
Clo
2
2
Shortness of Breath
Pla
Clo
2
0
Dizziness
Pla
Clo
1
3
Numbness
Pla
Clo
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Clopidogrel during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Plavix during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Clopidogrel and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Plavix and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 75 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 75 mg, 300 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect.
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect.
Ingredients
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Clopidogrel Bisulfate
Clopidogrel Bisulfate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Clopidogrel and Plavix: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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| ajebamani
I have taken plavix for 2 years and then changed to clopidogrel by the doctor. Now taking this medication for 5 years. The question is: must I take this for the rest of my life?

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