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Coming soon.Prevents blood clots. Plavix (Clopidogrel) works well to prevent blood clots and heart complications, but watch out for drug interactions.
How it works
Coming soon.Plavix (Clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It prevents blood platelets from working, which makes it harder for your body to form blood clots.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
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Reviews & ratings
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Side effects

We haven’t found good data for Lodine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Lodine »
  • Minor bleeding 3%
  • Major bleeding 1%
  • Any noncerebral bleeding 1%
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Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
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  • Thins your blood to protect your heart after a heart attack or after a procedure on your heart.
  • Studies have shown clopidogrel lowers your risk of death or further heart complications.
Downsides and risks
Coming soon.
  • Raises your risk of bleeding and bruising.
  • Lots of interactions with other drugs or supplements. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new meds.
  • Doesn't work well for people with certain genetic variations.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Coming soon.
  • Thins your blood to prevent clots from forming or getting bigger. Doesn't break up existing clots.
  • Can raise your risk of bleeding or bruising.
  • Take it exactly as instructed.
  • Interacts with a lot of medicines and supplements. Don't start any new meds without talking to your doctor.
  • Let your doctor know about any fever, weakness, or unusual bleeding or bruising.
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