PLAVIX 75mg | CLOPIDOGREL 75mg – 28 Tabs


Clopidogrel is a thienopyridine antiplatelet drug used in thromboembolic disorders in Kenya. It is an analogue of ticlopidine and acts by inhibiting adenosine diphosphate-mediated platelet aggregation. It is given prophylactically as an alternative to aspirin in patients with atherosclerosis who are at risk of thromboembolic disorders such as myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial disease, and stroke. It is also used with aspirin in patients with unstable angina, as an adjunct to medical or interventional management. Its role in coronary stenting is discussed under Reperfusion and Revascularisation Procedures.

The incidence of adverse effects, particularly blood dyscrasias, is lower with clopidogrel, although fatalities have been reported. Other adverse effects, reported rarely, include serum sickness, interstitial pneumonitis, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, lichen planus, and myalgia. Consideration should be given to stopping clopidogrel 5 to 7 days before elective surgery.

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