PLAVIX ORAL USES

What conditions does this medication treat?

Plavix Oral is used to treat the following:

Myocardial Reinfarction Prevention, Non-Q Wave Heart Attack, Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Acute Syndrome of the Heart, Unpredictable Severe Constricting Chest Pain, Prevention for a Blood Clot going to the Brain, Treatment to Prevent Peripheral Artery Thromboembolism

 

Does this medication have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with Plavix Oral:

Common side effects:

Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus Severe Pain Severe Chest Pain Severe Large Purple or Brown Skin Blotches Severe Indigestion Less Severe Joint Pain Less Severe Backache Less Severe Dizzy Less Severe Flu-Like Symptoms Less Severe Head Pain Less Severe Stomach Cramps Less Severe

 

Infrequent side effects:

Cataracts Severe High Blood Pressure Severe Atrial Fibrillation Severe Bronchitis Severe Bleeding of the Stomach or Intestines Severe Urinary Tract Infection Severe Feeling Faint Severe Visible Water Retention Severe Nosebleed Severe Heart Throbbing or Pounding Severe Trouble Breathing Severe Gout Severe Anemia Severe Depression Less Severe Inflammation of the Nose Less Severe Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements Less Severe Eczema Less Severe Itching Less Severe Skin Ulcer Less Severe Leg Cramps Less Severe Chronic Trouble Sleeping Less Severe Low Energy Less Severe Numbness Less Severe Rash Less Severe Cough Less Severe Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe Throwing Up Less Severe Diarrhea Less Severe Numbness and Tingling Less Severe Feeling Weak Less Severe Anxious Less Severe

 

Rare side effects:

Retinal Hemorrhage Severe Hemorrhage from the Conjunctiva of the Eye Severe Pancreatitis Severe Eye Hemorrhage Severe Hemorrhage Within the Skull Severe Vasculitis Severe Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Severe Abnormally Low Blood Pressure Severe Interstitial Pneumonitis Severe Bronchospasm Severe Painful, Red or Swollen Mouth Severe Stomach Ulcer Severe Ulcer of the Duodenum Severe Ulcer from Stomach Acid Severe Inflammation of the Large Intestine Severe Acute Liver Failure Severe Hepatitis Severe Acute Inflammation of the Pancreas Severe Glomerulonephritis Severe Kidney Disease Severe Abnormally Long or Heavy Periods Severe Inflammation of the Skin with Blisters Severe Erythema Multiforme Severe Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Severe Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Severe Hallucination Severe Abnormal Liver Function Tests Severe Life Threatening Allergic Reaction Severe Giant Hives Severe Allergic Reaction caused by a Drug Severe Allergic Reaction causing Serum Sickness Severe Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the Blood Severe Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow Failure Severe Decreased Blood Platelets Severe Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood Cell Severe Decreased White Blood Cells Severe Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood Cell Severe Confused Severe Skin Disease Characterized by Swollen Itching Lesions Less Severe Muscle Pain Less Severe Fever Less Severe Taste Problems Less Severe Collection of Clotted Blood in an Organ, Space or Tissue

Less Severe

 

 

What should I know before taking this medication?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Possibly Safe

Nursing:

Precaution: ANIMAL STUDIES SUGGEST EXCRETION OCCURS; INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS02) CAUTION W/ANTICOAGULATION OR OTHER ANTIPLATELET DRUGS

Giving this medication to a child under 12:

Warning: SAFETY & EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED IN CHILDREN LESS THAN 18 YRS

 

 

 

Does this medication interact with other medications?

Plavix Oral may interact with the following medications

Serious Interactions:
These medications may interact and cause very harmful effects. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation.

CLOPIDOGREL/PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS; CIMETIDINE
CLOPIDOGREL/FLUCONAZOLE; KETOCONAZOLE; VORICONAZOLE
CLOPIDOGREL/ETRAVIRINE
CLOPIDOGREL/FELBAMATE
CLOPIDOGREL/TICLOPIDINE
CLOPIDOGREL/FLUOXETINE; FLUVOXAMINE
ANTICOAGULANTS; ANTIPLATELETS/TIPRANAVIR

Moderate Interactions:
These medications may cause some risk when taken together. Consult your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more in formation.

CLOPIDOGREL/ATORVASTATIN
PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITORS/ANTICOAGULANTS
SELECTED PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITORS/NSAIDS
CLOPIDOGREL/SELECTED SSRI'S;SNRI'S
ANTICOAGULANTS; ANTIPLATELETS; THROMBOLYTICS/DROTRECOGIN
CLOPIDOGREL/OSELTAMIVIR
PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITORS/LEPIRUDIN
PLATELET AGGREGATION INHIBITORS/EPTIFIBATIDE

 

 

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