In the US, Clopidogrel (clopidogrel systemic) is a member of the drug class platelet aggregation inhibitors and is used to treat Acute Coronary Syndrome, Acute Coronary Syndrome - Prophylaxis, Heart Attack, Ischemic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Platelet Aggregation Inhibition and Transient Ischemic Attack.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiplatelet agent inhibiting adenosine diphosphate-mediated platelet aggregation

Chemical Name

Thieno[3,2-c]pyridine-5(4H)-acetic acid, α-(2-chlorophenyl)-6,7-dihydro-, methyl ester, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Clopidogrelum (Latin)
  • Clopidogrel (German)
  • Clopidogrel (French)
  • Clopidogrel (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Clopidogrel (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • SR 25990 (IS)
  • Clopidogrel Besilate (OS: BANM)
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate (OS: USAN)
  • Clopidogrel Sulfate (OS: BANM)
  • SR 25990 C (IS: Sanofi)
  • Clopidogrel (hydrogénosulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Clopidogrel bisulfate (PH: USP 34)
  • Clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Clopidogrelhydrogensulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Clopidogreli hydrogensulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Clopidogrel Napadisilate Hydrate (IS)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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