Plavix, also known as clopidogrel, is a type of medication used to reduce the risk of a recurring heart attack or stroke in patients who have already experienced a heart attack or stroke, or in patients with other blood circulation problems.
This type of medication works by preventing specific cells in the blood from clumping together. If the blood can flow easily (without any clumps) the odds of the patient experiencing a heart attack or stroke are lowered.
Plavix is taken orally in the form of tablets. Your dosages will depend on your doctor and the prescription outlined for you.
Common side effects associated with Plavix include abdominal pain, leg cramps, nausea, mental depression, numbness or tingling, difficulty sleeping, extreme tiredness, and an over weakness in the body.
Plavix may occasionally be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.