Plavix (Clopidogrel)

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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


PLAVIX (clopidogrel) is a medication prescribed for the prevention of cardiovascular events. PLAVIX indications include:

  • Reduce the rate of MI and stroke in conjunction with aspirin patients with non-ST elevated acute coronary syndromes
  • Reduce the rate of MI and stroke in patients with recent MI, stroke, or atherosclerotic disease
  • Reduce the rate of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in conjunction with aspirin in patients with acute ST-elevated MI (STEMI)

In patients with risk factors for cardiovascular events, slowing the aggregation of platelets can decrease the chances of embolic formation. PLAVIX (clopidogrel) works by inhibiting platelet activation and aggregation by irreversibly binding to P2Y12 ADP receptors of the surface of platelets.


Take PLAVIX exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The normal dose is 75 mg by mouth once daily. 


The active ingredient in PLAVIX is clopidogrel.


PLAVIX is a prodrug that must be converted to its active metabolite via CYP2C19 metabolism. Patients that are CYP2C19 poor metabolizers or those at risk of drug interactions that affect this pathway may experience decreased PLAVIX efficacy.

PLAVIX may increase the risk of bleeding and bleeding adverse events.

Stopping or interrupting PLAVIX may increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TPP) is a rare, but serious condition that has been known to occur within the first two weeks of starting PLAVIX. Symptoms include purplish bruises of the skin and mucous membranes. Discontinue PLAVIX immediately and tell your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Side Effects

Possible adverse effects of PLAVIX may include:

  • Acute liver failure
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Aplastic anemia/pancytopenia
  • Colitis
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhage, fatal and non-fatal
  • Hypotension
  • Increased creatinine
  • Pancreatitis
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • Vasculitis

This is not a complete list of adverse effects. Speak with your doctor prior to starting PLAVIX and if you have any adverse effects during treatment.


  1. Sanofi. Plavix [package insert]. U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. Revised 2019. Accessed December 22, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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