Is clopidogrel antiplatelet or anticoagulant?

Is clopidogrel antiplatelet or anticoagulant?

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 is Plavix classified as?

Clopidogrel is in a class of medications called antiplatelet medications. It works by preventing platelets (a type of blood cell) from collecting and forming clots that may cause a heart attack or stroke.

What is the difference between an anticoagulant and antiplatelet?

There are two classes of antithrombotic drugs: anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs. Anticoagulants slow down clotting, thereby reducing fibrin formation and preventing clots from forming and growing. Antiplatelet agents prevent platelets from clumping and also prevent clots from forming and growing.

Is the drug Plavix an antiplatelet or anticoagulant?

The Army doctor is saying that Plavix is an anticoagulant (a blood thinner) and everything I have read says it is an antiplatelet drug and not an anticoagulant.

Which is more effective Plavix or warfarin?

The use of warfarin is considered “full anticoagulation” and is felt to be more effective (a higher level) than other oral blood thinners. Plavix is a drug known as an anti-platelet drug. This drug works on the platelets in the blood stream by causing them to be less “sticky”.

What are the most common side effects of Plavix?

If you would like to report to the FDA a side effect you’ve had with Plavix, you can do so through MedWatch. The more common side effects of Plavix can include: If you have any bleeding that seems to last too long, or if you have any blood in your stool or urine, call your doctor right away.

When to take Plavix after a heart attack?

Plavix is generally prescribed following a heart attack or stroke. It is also prescribed for peripheral artery disease or unstable angina. To prevent another heart attack, Plavix is usually combined with aspirin. The drug was approved by the US FDA in 1997.

Does Plavix interact with aspirin?

Plavix may interact with other blood thinners , aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Plavix may also interact with armodafinil, modafinil, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, gemfibrozil, isoniazid, cancer medications, stomach acid reducers, antifungals, HIV medications, or seizure medications.

What are the negative side effects of Plavix?

Common Plavix Side Effects. The most common side effects of Plavix include: Easy bruising. Minor bleeding. Headache. Diarrhea. Dizziness. Nausea or indigestion.

Is Plavix a blood thinner medication?

Plavix (Clopidogrel) is a blood thinner used for the prevention of conditions caused by blood clots such as heart attack and stroke. Plavix is an oral medication available by prescription.

Is Plavix an anti-inflammatory medication?

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ( NSAID) and Plavix (clopidogreal) is an antiplatelet drug. Both aspirin and Plavix are used to prevent blood clots, which reduces the risk of strokes and heart attacks, and future strokes and heart attacks in people who have already had one.