Plavix Product Description
Plavix is an antiplatelet drug that helps prevent development of atherothrombosis regardless of the localization of atherosclerotic lesions. The antiplatelet therapy with Plavix can be indicated to the patients with acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation and recent atherothrombotic events.
Plavix helps prevent long-term atherothrombotic events in the adult patients with acute coronary syndromes, and thereby reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack, re-infarction, cardiovascular death and refractory myocardial ischemic syndromes.
Plavix is indicated for secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events and reduction of risks of heart attack, thrombotic and embolic ischemic stroke, and vascular death in the adult patients with established peripheral arterial disease, or recent history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events.
If you remembered about the missed dose of Plavix within 12 hours after the scheduled time, take the tablet as soon as possible. In other case wait till your next dose of this antiplatelet drug and skip the forgotten dose of Plavix.
The efficacy of Plavix after primary angioplasty is not confirmed. The patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome should use Plavix only in combination with aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA). Some patients with arterial fibrillation can be indicated with Plavix to reduce the risk of thromboembolic and atherothrombotic events.
Tablets Plavix must be stored at temperature not above 25°C, in a dry warm place out of reach of children.
Plavix Safety Information
Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (RX) drugs from the group of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) inhibit an antiplatelet effect of Plavix. Therefore, patients taking Plavix should avoid the PPIs, and apply an alternative therapy of acid-dependent gastrointestinal disorders.
The purpose of this review of Plavix is to provide the information on reduction of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks. This information is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or advice of the qualified premier medical services provider. The online pharmacy shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused by incorrect use of the information about the antiaggregant agent Plavix.
Plavix Side Effects
Plavix tablets are well tolerated and cause low incidence of non-intensive undesirable effects. More often, the application of Plavix causes various kinds of bleeding events, most common of which are gastrointestinal bleeding, hematuria, epistaxis or bruise. Such undesirable effects, as rash, or gastrointestinal events (including diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, gastritis or peptic gastric) are rarely met during the use of antiplatelet drug Plavix.