User Reviews for Clopidogrel
Also known as: Plavix
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|Ischemic Stroke, Prophylaxis||1 reviews||66 medications|
|Platelet Aggregation Inhibition||3 reviews||1 medications|
|Heart Attack||28 reviews||121 medications|
|Acute Coronary Syndrome||2 reviews||9 medications|
|Ischemic Stroke||6 reviews||64 medications|
|Percutaneous Coronary Intervention||1 reviews||4 medications|
|Peripheral Arterial Disease||4 reviews||2 medications|
|Transient Ischemic Attack||3 reviews||60 medications|
|Summary of Clopidogrel reviews||48 reviews||7.9|
Reviews for Clopidogrel
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "I seem just fine with plavix I just stay cold all the time and it takes a long time to stop the bleeding if I get a cut"
wendy1168 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 17, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Peripheral Arterial Disease: "Provided under hospitalization. The drug should be used cautiously. Diabetics have to be very careful. Even a simple prick for a routine blood sugar test my yield more blood than usual. The drug is effective for decreasing heat murmur. "
Gus Ry February 24, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Transient Ischemic Attack: "After my VAD Stroke I am on plavix. I have a toddler that I still nurse. I looked up plavix for several days & talked to several doctors. Some said it was fine, some said it was not ok. After talking to so many people about it, I felt that it seemed ok to nurse on. I've been on it for a month and yesterday I realized that my 2yo is constipated. We are weaning ASAP now because I don't know what else it's doing to him, but it's definitely getting through. I just wanted to post this somewhere for other nursing moms to see. We are currently only nursing 2 times a day right now."
Nursing mother October 11, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Ischemic Stroke: "some of the side affects I've noticed are dizziness , bruising and bleeding none of which is in my opinion is not that bad and tolerable"
dylan69 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 31, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Ischemic Stroke, Prophylaxis: "It worked as advertised! Stroke free for 1.5 years now thanks to plavix"
Michael lamb (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 11, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
For Heart Attack: "I have been on medication 7 months. Have severe headaches, weakness, dizziness, pressure in head, vision problems. So far no recommendations from doctors to discontinue. MRI just done, no results yet, but symptoms unbearable. My life rearranged since on this medicine."
Flowerchild1960 March 28, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Transient Ischemic Attack: "I've been taking this medicine for a little over 6 months. I am a 66 yr. old female. In 2014, I lost 30 pds. on purpose, so I have been feeling good, except age-related pain in my hip joints. I've just realized recently that I'm no longer feeling pain in my joints. Nothing has changed in my life except the addition of this medicine. So...I've concluded this is a POSITIVE side effect from taking this medicine."
Gramma of 13! February 3, 2016
8 users found this comment helpful.
For Heart Attack: "My father experienced TIA symptoms, taste disturbance, severe weight loss, nausea, pins and needles, speech difficulties and a few hallucinations or visual disturbances over the first eight days of taking clopidogrel with repeated admissions to hospital. He was treated as if he had a TIA although no evidence for it and removed from clopidogrel for ten days during which all symptoms ceased and he returned to normal. He then resumed clopidogrel and the symptoms returned but after a couple of weeks he went into an increasing decline with pain radiating from his lower back, depression, increasing frequency of visual disturbance constipation lethargy, confusion. He was taken off clopidogrel after five weeks and all pain, loss of appetite etc left"
Bo'sun (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 22, 2015
16 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: ""RCA blockage of 95% in 2013, heart attack and 3 stents. Been on Plavix 75mg since. I am fortunate I don't hardly bleed and never hardly bruise. Wife says I got thick blood and a thick head!!! No side effects, no interactions with my other 7 meds. I had plavix stents and told would have to take this rest of my life. I'm not going to argue since my father died last month from a massive heart attack and it runs in the family strokes, heart attacks and diabetes."
ThickBlood December 20, 2015
32 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "my creatine level went from 6 to 9 after only 4 months of use. DO NOT USE FOR A PATIENT WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES."
normWEST August 14, 2015
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Heart Attack: "This medication has been nothing but a problem for me. I have nose bleeds 5 plus times a day and spend hours a day making them stop. I feel as though I am starting to have arthritis in my hands from applying pressure. I am 33 years old and was a marathon runner then a blocked artery but an end to that and introduced me to this nightmare medication called "PLAVIX" I think the best gift I have ever received was my doctor telling me to take half a dose a day. However when they found out I was happy and nose bleed free they said maybe I should be on a full dose. This medication makes me feel like I am a 400 pound 85 year old man. My blood even turned pink and one point. Overall still on this medication because of doctors order but do not like it."
Got To Be Another Way August 12, 2015
10 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Ischemic Stroke: "Problems: Nose bleed Significant Memory Loss and confusion Extreme Constipation"
Danost (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 31, 2015
26 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Platelet Aggregation Inhibition: "I've been taking omeprazole for quite a time prior to being prescribed Plavix but NONE of the health professionals involved in my treatment have advised me to cease the Omeprazole even though it's regarded as unwise to. This worries me and I have ceased of my own accord until I can access my GP!"
fortee January 22, 2015
18 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "Been on Plavix for 3 yrs, since I had a quad CABG surgery. Just had two additional stents put in on January 6, 2015. The first two stents were open no clots, no tissue build up, I do have some bruising but not extensive bleeding when I receive a cut. Thankful to stay alive"
luvliving (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 13, 2015
34 users found this comment helpful.
For Transient Ischemic Attack: "I took ibuprofen (2 caps at night for severe back pain) while taking this medicine and woke in the morning with a severe nose bleed."
Patso (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 29, 2014
13 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "I've had 2 stents and have been on Plavix for 12 years and apart from bruising easily and a bit more bleeding then normal it's been good."
borrisbb (taken for 10 years or more) December 26, 2014
30 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "It was 2 1/2 years now and 14 total stents, Just had my last 3 placed 2 weeks ago. Been on Plavix from the first one, this medicine they say is what is keeping me alive, I am 42 a smoker, and trying to change everything. I feel like I have 3 to 4 heart attacks a day. If not for this medicine I would not be here. Not sure if any real side effects due to my health and other medicines so I feel it has saved my life."
rnrdr68752 April 21, 2014
31 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Ischemic Stroke: "Was using generic clopidogrel and after having nose bleeds etc. Am now back on Plavix and have had no problems since. Will continue to use Plavix. I now receive the Plavix brand thanks to the card I received from the company."
Clifford Churchill July 25, 2013
45 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Platelet Aggregation Inhibition: "A ruptured brain aneurysm; placement of 10 coils and a stent, 75mg Plavix 325mg aspirin. Bruise like a peach and will get 3 dimensional bruising if I hit hard enough. Possibly some dizziness."
Day-Nee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 18, 2013
36 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Ischemic Stroke: "I switched from Crestor to Plavix after my doctors guidance and couldnt be happier with results."
Mickey_76 (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2013
35 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Peripheral Arterial Disease: "I've been taking Plavix 75 and a baby aspirin for 9 months now after stent placement in the back of my heart. So far no side effects except bruising. I am 65 yrs old, Male with heart disease. Can't take any statins because they cause too much leg muscle pain."
Mike1950 February 8, 2013
95 users found this comment helpful.
For Peripheral Arterial Disease: "I believe I'm allergic. Itching and rash onset after taking for over l Week ."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2013
24 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Ischemic Stroke: "Fatigue, weakness, bad bruising, bleeding, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache."
11tilt68 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 25, 2012
88 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: "Have been on Plavix since 1/11 following ant. myocardial infarction with stents. Experienced moderate bruising. Have been taking generic medicine for the past 2 months but I am experiencing severe bruising. Will be seeing cardiologist in Oct. to get medically necessary prescription for brand Plavix."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 20, 2012
37 users found this comment helpful.
Plavix (clopidogrel) for Heart Attack: "I am 30 yrs old, I had a mild heart attack in the first week of May 2012 had 95% blockage. Had stent put in taking 75 mgs of Plavix and aspirin regimen. I bruise really easy but no side effects I know of yet."
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 14, 2012
63 users found this comment helpful.
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