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Also known as:  Clopidogrel.


Plavix target is the treatment of heart attacks and strokes by preventing blood clots. It is also taken to prevent other heart or blood vessels disorders.

Plavix is acting by preventing blood clots. It is antiplatelet agents.

Plavix is also known as Clopidogrel, Clopitab, Caplor, Iscover, Clopilet, Ceruvin.

Generic name of Plavix is Clopidogrel.

Brand name of Plavix is Plavix.


Take Plavix at the same time every day, with or without food.

Take Plavix tablets orally with water.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Plavix suddenly.


If you overdose Plavix and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Plavix overdosage: vomiting, abnormal bleeding or bruising, problems with breathing.


Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

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Do not take Plavix if you are allergic to Plavix components.

Do not take Plavix if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.

Be careful with Plavix if you suffer from or have a history of stroke, stomach ulcer or ulcerative colitis; liver or kidney disease, hemophilia.

Be careful with Plavix if you are taking such medicines as aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), (Toradol), ketoprofen (Orudis), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), ketorolac mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic) and the others), phenytoin (such as Dilantin); torsemide (such as Demadex); medication used to prevent blood clots (alteplase (such as Activase), anistreplase (such as Eminase), dipyridamole (such as Persantine), streptokinase (such as Kabikinase, Streptase), ticlopidine (Ticlid) and urokinase (such as Abbokinase); fluvastatin (such as Lescol); a blood thinner (warfarin (such as Coumadin), heparin, ardeparin (such as Normiflo), dalteparin (such as Fragmin), danaparoid (such as Orgaran), enoxaparin (such as Lovenox), or tinzaparin (such as Innohep); tamoxifen (such as Nolvadex); tolbutamide (such as Orinase).

It is not recommended to do sport while taking Plavix because it can cause bleeding or bruising injury.

If you are going to have a surgery you should stop taking Plavix for 5 days before the surgery.

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Prehospital initiation of high-dose bolus tirofiban did not improve significantly initial TIMI 2 or 3 flow of the infarct-related artery or complete ST-segment resolution after coronary intervention compared with initiation of tirofiban in the catheterization laboratory (NCT00538317).

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Forty-three patients undergoing PCI were included in this prospective study. A VASP index >or=50% after a 600 mg LD of clopidogrel defined HTPR. Dose adjustment was performed according to PR monitoring to reach a VASP index <50%. Genetic polymorphism of the P2Y12-ADP receptor was determined by direct sequencing.

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Older people with dementia experience many severe potential drug-drug interactions. Anti-depressants, antiplatelets, anti-psychotics and omeprazole were the drugs most commonly involved in these interactions. Despite their frequent use, anti-dementia drugs were not involved in severe potential drug-drug interactions. The number and type of medications taken, dementia severity and depression in patients in addition to caregiver burden should be considered to avoid possible drug interactions in this population.

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Data from the PLAATO trial current as of July 2010 was used for this analysis (n = 22). Mechanical occlusion using the PLAATO device was used in 22 patients (age 68 ± 5, CHADS(2) score = 3.03 ± 0.6). Warfarin and clopidogrel were stopped during follow-up in all but one patient due to development of pulmonary emboli. After an average follow-up of 58 ± 9 months, four out of 22 patients (16.7%) developed a new ischemic stroke/TIA, translating to an annualized embolic rate of 3.63%. There were no differences in the demographics (age, sex, and CHADS(2) score) among patients with and without stroke. Cardiac CT documented peri-device leak in three out of four patients with stroke and in seven out of nine (75% vs. 77%, p = 0.706) patients without stroke that agreed to have a follow-up cardiac CT (Chi squared with Yates correction for this interaction = 0.012, p = 0.912). TEE corroborated these results but failed to identify peri-device leak in three patients without stroke.

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During follow-up (561.7+/-251.4 days), 15 patients (1.14%) developed stent thrombosis between day 1 to day 657. Stent thrombosis occurred in seven patients (1.39%) on triple antiplatelet therapy and four patients (0.49%) on dual antiplatelet therapy (p=NS) within the first six months after stenting. Six months and later, after stent implantation, one patient (0.25%) developed stent thrombosis in the cilostazol group, and three (0.47%) in the clopidogrel group (p=NS).

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Aretrospective cohort study, was adopted to extract patients primarily diagnosed as ischemic stroke from healthcare database. The first hospital records were considered as the patient's baseline in this study, who were divided into MAPT (aspirin) and DAPT (aspirin and clopidogrel) according to the patient's baseline medications. A follow-up was conducted to see whether the patients would have rehospitalization record because of major result events after medication. The major result events, included: (1) recurrence of ischemic stroke; (2) hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic stroke; (3) myocardial infarction; (4) the digestive hemorrhage. The Kaplan-Meier figure was used to compare the survival situations between these two groups, the log-rank test was used to test the difference of the survival curve, and 1:1 propensity score matching was calculated from the patients' baseline data. Cox proportional hazards model was used to calculate the hazard ratio (HR).

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Low-dose aspirin is widely used in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, but is associated with a range of upper gastrointestinal side effects. In this review, we summarize the rationale for low-dose aspirin therapy, quantify the risk for upper gastrointestinal side effects, identify the risk factors involved, and provide an overview of preventive strategies, thereby focusing on the rationale and clinical utility of combining proton-pump inhibitors with low-dose aspirin.

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The Elderly-ACS 2 study is a multicenter, randomized trial comparing a strategy of dual antiplatelet therapy with a reduced dose of prasugrel with a standard dose of clopidogrel in elderly patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous revascularization (the Elderly ACS 2 trial: NCT01777503).

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The multicenter PROTECT AF study (Watchman Left Atrial Appendage System for Embolic Protection in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation) was conducted to determine whether percutaneous left atrial appendage closure with a filter device (Watchman) was noninferior to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.

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A 34-year-old man developed right neck pain. Several hours later, he felt numbness of his extremities and presented at our hospital. He developed right hemiparesis and hypoesthesia of the right extremities. A few hours later, upbeat nystagmus and dysarthria appeared along with a sensory disturbance that spread to all extremities, and right hemiparesis progressed to tetraplegia. Brain MR diffusion-weighted images revealed a high-intensity lesion in the bilateral medial medulla oblongata and we diagnosed this bilateral medial medullary infarction. Three dimentional CT angiography revealed dissection of the right VA. We administered intravenous argatroban, edaravone, glycerin and oral clopidogrel. He was assessed as having modified Rankin scale 4 and was transferred to another hospital for rehabilitation on day 30. When the medial medulla oblongata is supplied by the unilateral VA, a unilateral VA dissection can cause bilateral medial medullary infarction.

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To report a case of very late coronary stent thrombosis (834 days after implantation) requiring repeat urgent target-vessel revascularization. Importantly, six days before the acute coronary event, combined nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy was initiated.

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Gender-related differences in mortality of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have been reported. The extent and causes of these differences in the Middle-East are poorly understood. We studied to what extent difference in outcome, specifically 1-year mortality are attributable to demographic, baseline clinical differences at presentation, and management differences between female and male patients.

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Current guidelines recommend antithrombotic therapy with either aspirin or clopidogrel for all patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Nevertheless, cardiovascular comorbidities and perceived bleeding risk complicate antithrombotic management of PAD patients. We studied the proportion of patients receiving optimal (guideline-recommended) antithrombotic therapy, and second, assessed the impact of suboptimal antithrombotic therapy use to long-term outcomes of PAD patients.

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Given the high thrombotic risk of patients with STEMI, greater platelet inhibition may improve outcome in those patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Although observational data suggest that pretreatment with a 600-mg clopidogrel loading dose may be more effective than the 300-mg regimen in primary PCI, this hypothesis has never been tested in a randomized study.

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In the PRINCIPLE-TIMI 44 trial, the primary outcome was inhibition of platelet aggregation at 6 h assessed by light-transmission aggregometry. In the TRITON-TIMI 38 trial, the primary endpoint was the composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke. In both studies, PPI use was at physician's discretion. We used a multivariable Cox model with propensity score to assess the association of PPI use with clinical outcomes.

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DAPT may be associated with reduced rates of MACEs and death among patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease.

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To evaluate the treatment effect of clopidogrel in patients on amlodipine versus not on calcium-channel blockers (CCBs).

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A case of a 64-year-old male with multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated by recurrent stent thrombosis is presented. Percutaneous coronary angioplasty with bare metal stent implantation was performed due to critical stenosis of the left circumflex coronary artery. The recovery was complicated by two episodes of stent thrombosis on the 4th and 10th day of in-hospital stay, both treated by subsequent percutaneous coronary interventions. Our hypothesis of resistance to antiplatelet therapy was confirmed by an in vitro test.

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Consecutive patients (N = 1,640) undergoing stenting for STEMI were prospectively enrolled in our database and followed for 1 to 15 years. Bare-metal stents were implanted from 1995 to 2002, and drug-eluting and bare-metal stents were implanted from 2003 to 2009. Stent thrombosis was defined as definite or probable.

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We aimed to describe the effects of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel on stent thrombosis in the Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial.

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Thienopyridines are a class of antiplatelet drugs widely used in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. A recent concern has come to light regarding the safety of thienopyridines because of the possible risk of malignancy. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between thienopyridine exposure and malignancy.

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To determine, from the perspective of the Colombian health system, the cost-effectiveness of ticagrelor compared to clopidogrel for the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome.

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Clinical nonresponse to clopidogrel has been associated with variability in response. This has led to the development of other P2Y12 receptor inhibitors, such as prasugrel and ticagrelor, with different pharmacokinetic characteristics that influence their pharmacodynamics.

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Six male dogs all received 7 different dosing regimens separated by 1-5week washout periods: cangrelor (1μg/kg/min, intravenous infusion); ticagrelor (0.8mg/kg, oral); clopidogrel (3mg/kg, intravenous injection); cangrelor together with ticagrelor initiated 10minutes after cangrelor infusion start or clopidogrel given 30minutes after cangrelor infusion start; ticagrelor followed by clopidogrel given 3 or 7hours after ticagrelor dosing. ADP-induced whole blood platelet aggregation was measured by impedance aggregometry.

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In patients undergoing elective CAG (without ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and without clopidogrel pretreatment) a significant association was found between bleeding risk and variations in the gene coding for COX-1 (-842A>G and 50C>T buy plavix ) (both p=0.013). Six other investigated polymorphisms did not show any influence on bleeding complications. After controlling for potential bleeding confounders, the association between COX-1 gene polymorphisms (-842A>G and 50C>T) and bleeding risk remained statistically significant (both odds ratios 12.1, p=0.012).

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This was an observational, case-control cohort study carried out at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. It included all patients who had a drug-eluting stent implanted between May 2003 and April 2007. A total of 1852 patients were identified; of these 50 patients were readmitted for a GI bleed. A control group of 202 patients who did not have any evidence of GI bleeding were compared with the original group. All data were expressed as mean±SD. The baseline clinical characteristics between the 2 groups were compared using the t test and the Fisher exact test. Multivariate analysis was used to determine the predictors of buy plavix GI bleeding.

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The relationship between concentration and peak area ratio was found to be linear within the range 24.500-1,836.600 pg/mL for clopidogrel. The correlation coefficient (r) was always greater than 0.99 during the course of the validation. Statistical comparison of the main pharmacokinetic parameters showed no significant difference between test and reference. The point estimates (ratios of geometric mean buy plavix ) were 104.122%, 104.184%, and 109.091% for areas under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) AUC0-last, AUC0-∞, and peak plasma concentration C max, respectively. These pharmacokinetic parameter values of clopidogrel and its main metabolite lie within the bioequivalence limit (80%-125%) specified by the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

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Hyporesponsiveness to antiplatelet agents (namely aspirin and clopidogrel) was identified in about half of the patients. The cut-off point of PRU ≥240 or ARU ≥550 did not buy plavix confer predictive value for 30-day or 1-year clinical event rates in patients who had undergone coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents.

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To determine the effectiveness and safety of thienopyridine derivatives (ticlopidine Antabuse 400mg Tablets and clopidogrel) versus aspirin for preventing serious vascular events (stroke, myocardial infarction (MI) or vascular death) in patients at high risk, and specifically in patients with a previous TIA or ischaemic stroke.

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The ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (E-NTPDases) are a family of ectoenzymes that hydrolyze extracellular nucleotides, thereby modulating purinergic signaling. Gliomas have low expression of all E-NTPDases, particularly NTPDase2, when compared to astrocytes in Calan 120 Mg culture. Nucleotides induce glioma proliferation and ATP, although potentially neurotoxic, does not evoke cytotoxic action on the majority of glioma cultures. We have previously shown that the co-injection of apyrase with gliomas decreases glioma progression. Here, we tested whether selective re-establishment of NTPDase2 expression would affect glioma growth. NTPDase2 overexpression in C6 glioma cells had no effect on in vitro proliferation but dramatically increased tumor growth and malignant characteristics in vivo. Additionally, a sizable platelet sequestration in the tumor area and an increase in CD31 or platelet/endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1), vascular endothelial growth factor and OX-42 immunostaining were observed in C6-Enhanced Yellow Fluorescent Protein (EYFP)/NTPDase2-derived gliomas when compared to controls. Treatment with clopidogrel, a P2Y(12) antagonist with anti-platelet properties, decreased these parameters to control levels. These data suggest that the ADP derived from NTPDase2 activity stimulates platelet migration to the tumor area and that NTPDase2, by regulating angiogenesis and inflammation, seems to play an important role in tumor progression. In conclusion, our results point to the involvement of purinergic signaling in glioma progression.

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This study included 2,701 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at our centre over a 23 month period. Patients with skin reactions to clopidogrel were identified and then commenced on five days oral prednisolone (30 mg/od) and chlorpheniramine (4 mg/tds) for seven days. A subsequent telephone survey was performed to evaluate a number of variables. The probability of the adverse reaction being secondary to clopidogrel was assessed using the Naranjo adverse drug reaction probability scale. Twenty (0.7%) patients were identified who developed adverse skin reactions to clopidogrel. There was complete resolution seen in the majority (89%) of Aldactone 60 Mg patients within an average of 3.2 days following treatment. One patient had partial resolution, and one had no response to treatment, but both were able to continue clopidogrel.

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The interaction of ADP with its platelet receptor P2Y12 plays a crucial role in platelet activation and thrombogenesis. This article reviews the pharmacology and clinical trials of specific antagonists of P2Y12. Clopidogrel is a thienopyridine with proven antithrombotic efficacy, but it has some important drawbacks: (a) it is a pro-drug that needs to be metabolized to its active metabolite; (b) it has a delayed onset and offset of action and (c) there Motrin Toddler Dosage is high inter-individual variability in pharmacological response. Prasugrel is also a thienopyridine, with faster onset of action and a more uniform inhibition of platelet function compared to clopidogrel, accounting for lower incidence of ischemic events in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and higher incidence of both non-CABG-related bleeding complications. Two direct and reversible P2Y12 antagonists, Cangrelor and ticagrelor, are characterized by rapid onset and reversal of platelet inhibition. Cangrelor is not superior to clopidogrel in preventing thrombotic events in patients undergoing PCI. Ticagrelor is superior to clopidogrel in preventing major adverse cardiac events in ACS patients, but, like prasugrel, is associated with a higher frequency of non-CABG-related bleeding complications. A shorter period of drug discontinuation before surgery is necessary in ticagrelor-treated patients compared to clopiodgrel-treated patients to limit the severity of post-surgical bleeding.

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Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a platelet P2Y12 receptor inhibitors (clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticagrelor) is a cornerstone of antithrombotic treatment in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Clopidogrel has been the standard of care for nearly Seroquel Y18 Pill a decade; however, its clinical efficacy is influenced by a considerable inter-patient variability in response, clearly associated to cytochrome P (CYP) enzyme genetic variations. We used a novel point-of-care lab-on-chip instrument to genotype ACS patients in order to identify carriers of the ATB-binding cassette ABCB1 3435, CYP2C19*2 and CYPC2C19*17 alleles and adjust the pharmacological approach accordingly.

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PVP is characterized by excellent haemostatic properties and very low intraoperative complication rate even in patients on OA. On the basis of our perioperative results, we recommend PVP as first-line procedure for patients with symptomatic BPH at high risk of bleeding.

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Platelet activation subsequent to the adhesion of platelets to the vascular wall results in the release of mediators that promote platelet aggregation, which plays a pivotal role in the development of the polyvascular atherosclerotic disease that can be referred to by the acronym 'ATIS' (AtheroThrombosIS). The currently available antiplatelet drugs used to prevent vascular events in patients with cardiovascular disease, including peripheral arterial disease (PAD), include aspirin and thienopyridines such as clopidogrel. These drugs decrease platelet aggregability, each of them by inhibiting a different pathway of platelet activation and recruitment. Aspirin acts by inhibiting thromboxane A2 (TXA2) formation through the inhibition (acetylation) of cyclo-oxygenase. On the other hand, thienopyridines suppress the platelet aggregation adenosine diphosphate (ADP) pathway by inhibiting the platelet P2Y12 subtype of the ADP receptor. The results of the large ATT (Antithrombotic Trialists' Collaboration) meta-analysis of published clinical studies on aspirin, reported in 2002, confirmed the previous meta-analysis and major trials that treatment with aspirin (mixed with other antiplatelet agents in these large meta-analyses) can prevent vascular events in high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease. However, it must be stressed that specifically in PAD patients no significant effect of aspirin was demonstrated in a more recent meta-analysis. This was also the case for primary and secondary prevention in diabetic patients. In keeping with these observations, neither a five-year follow-up study of Japanese diabetic patients in the JPAD (Japanese Primary Prevention of Atherosclerosis with Aspirin for Diabetes) study, a seven-year follow-up study of UK diabetic patients with PAD in the POPADAD (Prevention of Progression of Arterial Disease and Diabetes) study, nor a very recent Scottish study in the same population of diabetics with PAD revealed a significant beneficial effect for aspirin in preventing ischaemic events. This failure may be a consequence of more rapid recovery of platelet aggregability following each dose of aspirin in these PAD or diabetic populations, with the accelerated platelet turnover resulting in a condition of aspirin resistance. Results of the large scale CAPRIE (Clopidogrel versus Aspirin in Patients at Risk of Ischaemic Events) trial that evaluated clopidogrel in patients with cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction or PAD have found clopidogrel to be significantly more effective than aspirin in preventing ischaemic events in patients with PAD. Furthermore, a subgroup analysis of the study has confirmed the efficacy of clopidogrel in diabetic patients with PAD, showing a significant reduction of events in clopidogrel-treated, compared with aspirin-treated, diabetic patients. These results are also likely to be attributable to the greater frequency of aspirin resistance in aspirin-treated patients in these populations (diabetics and/or PAD). Platelets, through activation and aggregation, have an important role in ATIS. However, although antiplatelet therapy with low-dose aspirin has been reported to prevent vascular events in high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease, recent studies in patients with PAD or diabetes mellitus have failed to support the efficacy of aspirin in preventing vascular events in these patient populations. In contrast, clopidogrel appears to be a useful antiplatelet agent in the prevention of vascular events in patients with PAD or diabetes.

plavix online 2016-10-27

Prehospitalization factors are overlooked and are important factors to incorporate in routine risk prediction models for readmission or death within 30 days following an AMI.