Clopidogrel is a prescriptionantiplatelet medicine. It reducesyour risk ofgetting blood clots by affecting cells in your blood called platelets.
It's alsocalledPlavix and Grepid.
This page covers:
Taking it with other medicines, food and alcohol
Who may not be able to take it
Find out why clopidogrel is prescribed, how and when to take it, what the possible side effects are, and when it may not be suitable.
You may be given clopidogrelif you have orhavehad: a Myocardial infarction unstable angina a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) peripheral arterial disease an operation on your h
Clopidogrelcomes as a tablet that you take once a day. The usual dose is 75mg a day, although occasionally asingle higher dosesuch as 300mg or 600mgmay be recommended to begin with. Takeclopidogrel
Clopidogrel can cause side effects, but not everyone gets them. Some side effects are listed below. Check the leaflet that comes with your medication for a full list. Common side effects The follow
Taking clopidogrel with other medications can affect how well either medication works, or increase your chances of getting side effects. For example, this can happen if clopidogrel is taken with:
Check with your doctor beforetaking clopidogrel if you: have a stomach ulcer , or have had stomach ulcers in the past have had bleeding on your brain (brain haemorrhage) have haemophilia or anoth