Get a Clopidogrel prescription refill online
Clopidogrel reduces the risk of clots by preventing the platelets from sticking together. It also prevents other complications related to blood clots, such as heart attack risks and stroke. Obtaining a Clopidogrel prescription online is simple; visit Your Doctors Online and connect with a doctor anytime, anywhere.
Please know that a Clopidogrel refill will only be provided after a consultation with our doctor and if the medication is appropriate and safe.
What is Clopidogrel?
Clopidogrel is a platelet aggregation inhibitor that comes under the brand name Plavix. It is available for use in the form of tablets. Other drugs in the same therapeutic class as Clopidogrel include Ticlopidine (Ticlid), Prasugrel (Effient), and Ticagrelor (Brilinta).
Uses of Clopidogrel
Clopidogrel is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, typically in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dual antiplatelet therapy, in which aspirin is also taken, is widely used to treat people with atherosclerosis and lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. Clopidogrel is useful for reducing the risk of further cardiovascular problems after a heart attack and stent implantation. It is also used in the treatment of peripheral artery disease and acute coronary syndrome to lessen the likelihood of further complications.
How does it work?
Clopidogrel is a prodrug used to prevent clots in the blood. It is metabolized by the enzyme carboxylesterase-1 to its active form. The active clopidogrel form of P2Y12 ADP receptors on platelets. By doing so, it inhibits the platelet’s activation and inhibits their clumping. This helps prevent clots in the blood.
How to take it?
You can take Clopidogrel orally with or without food. The usual dose is 75 mg daily. Take Clopidogrel as directed by your healthcare professional; if you take more or lesser dosage, it may lead to ineffectiveness or severe unwanted side effects.
Side effects of Clopidogrel
Side effects of Clopidogrel include:
- Stomach pain
- Prolonged bleeding than usual due to injuries and bruising
Serious side effects of Clopidogrel that need quick attention include:
- the increased chance of serious bleeding
- Black or bloody stools
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
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- Clopidogrel 75 mg tablet
- Take one tablet once daily.
Precautions and contraindications
- Some medications can interact with Clopidogrel. You should share with your doctor all the medications, herbal products, and other supplements that you are taking. Atorvastatin, NSAIDs, anticoagulants, and proton pump inhibitors may interact with Clopidogrel.
- Clopidogrel increases the risk of bleeding. Individuals with a history of bleeding disorders, those recovering from surgery, or those with ulcers should exercise caution when using this medication.
- Treatment adjustments or substitutions may be necessary for people with severe liver disease.
- Since the kidneys are responsible for most Clopidogrel elimination, people with severe kidney disease may need dosage adjustments.
- Clopidogrel’s effects vary from person to person due to differences in underlying genetics.
- Patients taking Clopidogrel should let their doctors know before undergoing dental or surgical procedures, as the drug may need to be temporarily discontinued to reduce bleeding risk.
- Avoid taking Clopidogrel if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients.
FAQs about Clopidogrel prescription refill
Is Plavix a prescription drug?
Yes, Plavix is a prescription medicine that is not available for use over the counter. You can download the Your Doctors Online app and seek personalized advice about taking Clopidogrel from our qualified professionals online.
What happens if I miss a dose of Plavix?
Plavix (Clopidogrel), you can take the missed dose when you remember. Do not overdose if your subsequent dose is almost here in the schedule. You can discuss your individual dosing schedule with your doctor.
Does Plavix cause weight loss?
No, Palvix does not cause weight loss as a common side effect. However, if you notice anything unusual while taking Clopidogrel, you can always discuss it with one of our qualified doctors online.
What to avoid while taking Plavix?
While you are taking Clopidogrel, you should avoid harsh sports and sharp objects that may cause bruises and bleeding. You should also avoid consuming alcohol and certain drugs, especially drug thinners. Always discuss with your doctor before trying a new medication when you are taking Clopidogrel.
Can you drink alcohol while on Plavix?
No, you should not consume alcohol while you are taking Clopidogrel, as they may cause drug interaction if consumed together. Alcohol can increase the risk of gastric bleeding with Clopidogrel.
What happens if you take a double dose of Plavix?
Double dosing on Clopidogrel can be dangerous as it may lead to blood thinning and bleeding. You should avoid double dosing on Clopidogrel if you have missed a dose.
What anti-inflammatory can I take with Plavix?
You should avoid taking Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil) can increase bleeding if taken with Clopidogrel. As compared to NSAIDs, Acetaminophen is believed to be safe if taken with Clopidogrel, as they do not interact with each other.
How long should you take Plavix?
The duration for how long you can take Palvix varies depending on your individual condition and dosage form. In some cases, such as stroke or after a heart attack, it is given for a shorter duration, while in other cases, it is recommended for a longer duration.
When should you take Plavix?
You can take Plavix once daily or as advised by your healthcare provider. Speak to your doctor if your health worsens or if you notice anything unusual when you start taking Plavix.
What are alternatives to Clopidogrel?
The alternative to Clopidogrel may include Prasugrel (Effient) and Ticagrelor (Brilinta). Your healthcare provider will decide the choice of medication for you. You can discuss this with your healthcare provider if you are already taking Clopidogrel but you notice any serious adverse effects or side effects associated with it.
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