Brand Names : Plavix
is used to lessen the chance of heart attack or stroke. It is given to people
who have already had a heart attack or stroke or to people with other blood
circulation problems that could lead to a stroke or heart attack.
A heart attack or stroke may occur when a blood vessel in the heart or
brain is blocked by a blood clot. Clopidogrel reduces the chance that a harmful
blood clot will form by preventing certain cells in the blood from clumping
together. This effect of clopidogrel may also increase the chance of serious
bleeding in some people.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form(s):
Some commonly used brand names are:
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