Clopidogrel
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Clopidogrel?

(kloh PID oh grel)

• This medicine is used to prevent heart attacks.

• This medicine is used to prevent strokes.

• This medicine is used after heart procedures to protect the arteries.

• This medicine is used to decrease heart attacks in patients who have unstable angina or mild heart attacks.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Stent patients: Talk with your heart doctor before stopping this medicine for any reason.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using other: aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain medicines, or vitamin E.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you...

 
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