Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Plavix

(clopidogrel)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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5Plavix

Prevents blood clots.

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Our bottom line

Plavix (clopidogrel) is a cheap, generically available blood thinner that protects you from clots after you've had a heart attack or surgery.

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    $32.03
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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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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Lowest price for 30 75mg tablets
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$10.25
  • Price before coupon
    $32.03
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $10.25
    68% savings
How it works

Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It stops platelets in your blood from clumping together which makes it harder for them to form clots.

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Dosage forms
  • Pill

What to expect when you take Plavix (clopidogrel) for Blood clot prevention

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Side effect rates for Plavix (clopidogrel)

Risks and Warnings for Plavix (clopidogrel)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Prilosec or Nexium
    • People with certain genes that make Plavix (clopidogrel) less effective

    Plavix (clopidogrel) may not work well for some people due to the way their bodies process it. Your doctor may have you do a genetic test to find out if Plavix (clopidogrel) is the right treatment for you. Certain medicines that reduce stomach acid, such as Prilosec or Nexium, can reduce the effectiveness of Plavix (clopidogrel) when taken together. You shouldn't start any new medicine, vitamins or supplements without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect