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About Plavix

Plavix is considered a platelet inhibitor, which functions by preventing the formation of blood clots in blood vessels, which could lead to certain cardiovascular events like a stroke or heart attack. The drug class is also sometimes called a platelet aggregation inhibitor. Like any platelet inhibitor, this medication can only be used for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. It is ineffective to treat these events as they happen because they will not produce an immediate effect. There are other drugs that can be used in cases where a patient experiences certain cardiovascular events.

Some conditions that Plavix is known to treat include cardiovascular risks that are associated with an increase in blood clotting. This type of effect can cause blood clots to develop. A blood clot raises the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Plavix is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including clopidogrel. 

Plavix may be prescribed as a capsule. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Plavix, be sure to complete the full course of the platelet aggregation inhibitor unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the platelet aggregation inhibitor may not provide effective prevention against the development of blood clots. 

Plavix uses

There is a single FDA-approved use for Plavix, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Prevent blood clots

    The main use of Plavix tablets is to help reduce the risk of blood clots forming. The drug is generally provided to patients who have heart disease. There are several factors that doctors will take into account when they decide whether or not Plavix is a good candidate for the patient. The patient's blood vessels may be assessed before they are provided with these prescription drugs.

    The prescription drugs may be provided to patients with peripheral arterial disease. If the patient experienced a heart attack or stroke recently, then Plavix tablets may be provided to prevent blood clots from causing a recurrence of these cardiovascular events.

    In certain cases, the patient may also be provided with these prescription drugs after they undergo certain surgical procedures. If the patient undergoes a procedure to implant a cardiac stent, for example, then Plavix can be used to prevent blood clots from forming.

    There are certain cases where a healthcare provider may combine the use of Plavix with aspirin. This can help to further reduce the risk of a blood clot from forming.

Plavix side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Plavix are typically mild, but can sometimes be a bit more serious. Most Plavix side effects are associated with the blood circulatory system. Plavix has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Fever

    • Muscle aches

    • Feeling confused

    • Rashes on the skin

    • Skin itchiness

    • Easily bruised

    • Nosebleeds

    • Bleeding more and longer with cuts

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Serious bleeding: Among the serious symptoms that can occur, patients should always be on the lookout for severe bleeding. Excessive bleeding with the use of Plavix can result in life-threatening complications. There are several signs that individuals should look out for. This includes blood being present in urine or stool. Unexplained bruising and bleeding are also signs that the patient should look out for. The patient should also take note of coughing up blood or vomit that contains blood.

    • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: Sometimes referred to as TTP, this is also a condition that can result as a complication of Plavix. It is a rare complication, but it is important for people to consider the possibility. This is a type of blood clotting disorder. It causes the development of blood clots in various parts of the patient's body. Weakness, fatigue, and a fast heart rate tend to develop. The patient may also experience confusion, headaches, a pale skin color, and purple spots on their skin. In cases where blood appears in the urine, the patient may also have developed kidney problems due to this particular complication.

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Plavix

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Plavix prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Plavix can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. There are two different dosage options for these prescription drugs, including Plavix 75 mg and 300 mg. If the patient has more serious problems with a blood clotting disorder, they may be provided with a higher dose of the medication. The patient's medical history is taken into consideration when looking at the right dose of the prescription drugs.

The doctor also has to consider the particular reason why the patient should take Plavix in order to decide on a dose. As preventative options after a heart attack or stroke, the dose will generally differ compared to using Plavix in cases of acute coronary syndrome.

Taking Plavix usually involves only a single capsule every day. The next dose should only be taken the following day. You may also be provided with a loading dose. After these doses, the next dose will likely be lower compared to the initial Plavix that you were provided. If you have any questions about the use of the drug, call your doctor or pharmacist.

What to avoid while taking Plavix

Plavix has drug interactions that can sometimes lead to uncontrolled bleeding or other side-effects. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

It is important not to combine nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with Plavix, unless your doctor specifically prescribes the two medicines together. You may also be advised to be careful when you use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, due to the potential effects that they can have on blood vessels.

There are also cases where the use of Plavix causes a reduction in the rate at which other drugs are removed from the body. This can have an impact on the way that these other drugs work. If you take repaglinide or dasabuvir, call your doctor before you decide to use Plavix.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Plavix.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may increase the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases and events. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder for the Plavix to reduce the risk of a blood clot causing a heart attack or stroke.

Medication alternatives to Plavix

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another platelet inhibitor or a heart medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Received percutaneous coronary intervention treatment

    Plavix is generally not the default medication for patients who previously received percutaneous coronary intervention treatment. If the patient had undergone this type of treatment, they might be provided with an alternative drug:

    Effient (prasugrel)

Plavix prescription FAQs

  • How much does Plavix cost?

    There are numerous driving factors behind the cost of Plavix. The first thing to consider is the prescription strength. Plavix 75 mg comes at a lower price than 300 mg. The number of drugs prescribed during the loading and maintenance phases will also affect the patient's cost.

  • How can I refill my Plavix prescription?

    You can only refill prescription drugs at a pharmacy. You may consult with either online pharmacy services or a local pharmacy in your area. Visiting a local pharmacy does provide you the opportunity to talk to a doctor or pharmacist if you have any particular questions regarding prescription drugs.

  • What should I watch when taking Plavix?

    It is important to be on the lookout for the increased risk of bleeding that comes with the use of Plavix. Take note of blood in stools, which may indicate stomach bleeding. If you have stomach bleeding, contact your doctor immediately. Blood in the urine may also indicate internal bleeding. This sign related to the risk of bleeding can sometimes be related to kidney problems too.

    In addition to these factors, take note of severe chest pain and make sure you understand the signs of an allergic reaction to the medication. Make sure you also take note of peripheral arterial disease symptoms that become worse and call your doctor in these events. In addition to these factors, do not take Plavix with medications that are known to cause drug interactions with it.

  • What should I avoid while taking Plavix?

    You should not use Plavix with other medications that also have an inhibitory function on platelets. Additionally, do not use the drug with other medications that are classified as blood thinners. This can increase your risk of bleeding and other potential side effects that are associated with the drug.

  • What time of day should Plavix be taken?

    There are usually no specific timing recommendations that a doctor or pharmacist will advise. Instead, the doctor is more likely to advise you to take medicine at the same time every day. This provides adequate time between doses to prevent a significant accumulation of the chemicals from collecting in your blood vessels. This also reduces the risk of a missed dose.

  • What should be checked before Plavix?

    It is a good idea to have a thorough checkup for peripheral arterial disease, acute coronary syndrome, or another condition that needs to be treated before taking Plavix. This can help to ensure there are no serious risks involved with the process of using the drug. The doctor will also need to look at other prescription medications that you use, such as proton pump inhibitors, blood thinners, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Who should not take Plavix?

    Do not take Plavix if you have an existing bleeding disorder. You should also not take this medication if you already use drugs that help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, such as acute coronary syndrome.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Plavix?

    Do not take a double dose of the medicine if you missed a dose. You can take the missed dose when you remember, but only if it is still on the same day.

  • What happens if I take too much Plavix?

    It is important to strictly adhere to the treatment plan and avoid using too much medicine. This increases the chances of serious side effects and drug interactions. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you accidentally take more than you should. The medication can affect the heart and blood vessels and result in an increased risk of bleeding.

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