Compare Plavix vs. Pletal
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Plavix (clopidogrel) is a cheap, generically available blood thinner that protects you from clots after you've had a heart attack or surgery.
- Plavix (clopidogrel) can help lower your risk of getting a stroke or heart attack.
- You only need to take it once a day.
- A genetic test is available to determine whether Plavix (clopidogrel) will be an effective treatment option for you.
- Raises your risk of bleeding and bruising, which can be serious and life-threatening.
- May not be safe to be taken with many other medicines or supplements.
- If you've taken too much Plavix (clopidogrel) and you're bleeding, plasma transfusions are required to stop the bleeding.
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- Weakened ability to prevent blood clots
Taking Prilosec or Nexium
...and 1 more risk factors
- Life-threatening bleeding
History of stomach bleeding
...and 2 more risk factors