Plavix | Clopidogrel bisulfate, marketed by Bristol-Meyers Squibb, is a drug that helps keep platelets in the blood from sticking together to form heart-attack and stroke-inducing clots.
Plavix contains a substance called clopidogrel which stops blood from clotting by inhibiting platelet aggregation.
Plavix comes in 75 mg tablets that are administered orally with or without food. For patients with recent myocardial infraction, recent stroke or established peripheral artery disease, one 75 mg tablet should be taken daily.
For patients with a non-ST-elevation ACS, Plavix should be given in a single 300 mg loading dose, and then continued at 75 mg once daily. Aspirin is usually indicated for concurrent usage.
Your doctor will take into account your personal medical history to see whether or not it is advisable and safe for you to begin treatment with Plavix.