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Side effect(s) of Clopidogrel

Read the side effects of Clopidogrel as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Swelling, high blood pressure, inflammation of blood vessels.

Central Nervous System- Headache, dizziness, depression, confusion.

Skin- Rash, itching, severe allergic reactions (severe rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing) Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Eye and ENT- Bleeding in retina, conjunctiva.

Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea, inflammation of colon (including ulcerative or lymphocytic), inflammation of pancreas, mouth ulcer, taste disorders.

Genitourinary- Urinary tract infection, kidney disease, increased creatinine levels.

Blood- Bruising, nose bleeds, anemia, bleeding (including intracranial, GI, and retroperitoneal hemorrhage), and decrease in platelets.

Liver- Abnormality in liver enzymes, inflammation of liver.

Metabolic- Increase in cholesterol.

Musculoskeletal- Muscle pain, back pain, muscle weakness.

Respiratory- Upper respiratory tract infection, difficulty in breathing, inflammation of bronchus, stuffy nose, coughing.

Miscellaneous- Accidental injury, chest pain, influenza-like symptoms, fatigue, fainting, hypersensitivity reactions, serum sickness, bleeding of wounds.

Other Precautions : *Do not change the dose or stop taking unless advised by health care provider.

Drug Name : Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel(Plavix) generic is an anti-platelet agent, that is, a drug that inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together as part of a blood clot. is prescribed either alone or with other medications for prevention or treatment of stroke and heart attack (which are usually caused by blood clots) in persons who are at high risk.
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