Question: Why do doctors prescribe clopidogrel?

About clopidogrel Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet medicine. It prevents platelets (a type of blood cell) from sticking together and forming a dangerous blood clot. Taking clopidogrel helps prevent blood clots if you have an increased risk of having them.

What are the long-term effects of taking clopidogrel?

Clopidogrel oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you dont take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug or dont take it at all: You increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. These conditions can be fatal.

What condition is clopidogrel used for?

Clopidogrel is used alone or with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a stroke, heart attack, or severe chest pain.

What symptoms does clopidogrel treat?

Generic Name: clopidogrel It is also used with aspirin to treat new/worsening chest pain (new heart attack, unstable angina) and to keep blood vessels open and prevent blood clots after certain procedures (such as cardiac stent).

What foods should you avoid if you are on clopidogrel?

Is there any food or drink I need to avoid? Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking clopidogrel. Grapefruit juice decreases the effects of your medicine, so that it may not work as well to prevent clots.

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