If you have a stomach ulcer or other condition that causes bleeding, you should not use Plavix. When taking Plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin, the risk of bleeding may increase so tell your doctor before planning surgery. And, always talk to your doctor before taking aspirin or other medicines with Plavix, especially if you've had a stroke. If you develop fever, unexplained weakness or confusion, tell your doctor promptly as these may be signs of a rare but potentially life-threatening condition called TTP, which has been reported rarely, sometimes in less than 2 weeks after starting therapy. Other rare but serious side effects may occur.
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WHO SHOULD RECEIVE Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate)?
PLAVIX is indicated for the reduction of atherothrombotic events as follows:
-- Recent Myocardial Infarction (MI), Recent Stroke, or Established
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
For patients with a history of recent MI, recent stroke, or established
PAD, PLAVIX has been shown to reduce the rate of a combined end point
of new ischemic stroke (fatal or not), new MI (fatal or not), and other
-- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
For patients with non-ST-segment elevation ACS (unstable angina/non-Q-
wave MI), including patients who are to be managed medically and those
who are to be managed with percutaneous coronary intervention (with or
without stent) or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), PLAVIX
has been shown to decrease the rate of a combined end point of
cardiovascular death, MI, or stroke as well as the rate of a combined
end point of cardiovascular death, MI, stroke, or refractory ischemia.
For patients w
|SOURCE Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|
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