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Plavix Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- What are the possible side effects of clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- How should I take clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Plavix)?
- What happens if I overdose (Plavix)?
- What should I avoid while taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- What other drugs will affect clopidogrel (Plavix)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Plavix)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Plavix)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
What other drugs will affect clopidogrel (Plavix)?
Certain other medicines may increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your doctor if you take aspirin, especially if you have had a stroke. Talk to your doctor about whether you should take aspirin with clopidogrel. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use to prevent blood clots, such as:
- abciximab, eptifibatide, tirofiban;
- dalteparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin;
- fondaparinux, ticlopidine;
- heparin, warfarin, Coumadin; or
- urokinase (Abbokinase).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with clopidogrel, especially:
- armodafinil or modafinil;
- fluoxetine or fluvoxamine;
- a cancer medication--dasatinib, letrozole, ibritumomab, or tositumomab;
- certain stomach acid reducers--cimetidine, esomeprazole, omeprazole;
- antifungal medication--fluconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole;
- HIV medication--delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine, tipranavir; or
- seizure medication such as felbamate (Felbatol) or oxcarbazepine (Trileptal).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with clopidogrel, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clopidogrel.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Plavix Information
- Plavix Drug Interactions Center: clopidogrel oral
- Plavix Side Effects Center
- Plavix FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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