: Clopidogrel Bisulfate, Clopidogrel, Clopivas
: Prevent or treats heart attacks; prevent stroke; increase blood flow to your legs; and prevent clots from forming inside stints
: Brand Plavix (Sanofi Aventis) and generic Plavix (primarily Cipla). Standard dose of 75mg.
How Clopidogrel Works
Clopidogrel is the active ingredient in Plavix and generic Plavix. It is used by people who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke to reduce the risk of blood clots. It is a heart medication that works by prohibiting certain blood cells called platelets from sticking together to create unwanted blood clots which is the cause of most heart attacks and strokes. Clopidogrel is also prescribed to patients who have been diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also known as poor circulation in the legs
Generic Clopidogrel vs Brand Plavix
The most significant difference between generic Plavix and brand Plavix is that the brand Plavix is manufactured by Sanofi Aventis while the generic Clopidogrel Bisulfate is manufactured by a different manufacturer (Cipla). Generic Clopidogrel Bisulfate is chemically and therapeutically identical to the brand; Meaning, that the generic Clopidogrel Bisulfate is the exact same in chemical composition and the same potency as the brand. The generic metabolizes the same way within the body thus creating the exact same results. Blue Sky Drugs is leading the way in generic prescription and generic non-prescription drugs. For more information on generic Clopidogrel Bisulfate or on how to order, contact us toll free at 1.866.995.7387 or email us.
Clopidogrel Possible side effects
Like most medications, Plavix and its generic counter-part do have some unwanted side effects. These side effects may not be experienced by everyone who takes Clopidogrel. They have been reported by at least 1% of people taking the medication. Many of these side effects can be managed and will go away on their own over time.
Consult with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
• Abdominal pain
• Bleeding in eye
• Bleeding in stomach or bowels
• Headache, dizziness or tingling sensation
• Joint or muscle pain
• Skin rash or itching
• Symptoms of liver problems
Stop taking Plavix and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
• Signs of a serious allergic reaction
• Swelling of the face or throat, hives, or difficulty breathing
Do not take Plavix if you are allergic to Clopidogrel. Plavix is generally well tolerated but not for everyone, only you and your doctor can decide if Plavix or generic clopidogrel is the right medication for you.Be sure to advise your doctor of all medications (including aspirin) that you take. You should not use Plavix if you have a stomach ulcer or any other conditions that may cause bleeding. Plavix when taken alone or with other medications may cause bleeding so tell your doctor if you are planning surgery. Prilosec may also affect how Plavix works