What is Clopidogrel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Plavix

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Clopidogrel is a potent oral antiplatelet agent often used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent blood clotting 165 69
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 67 21
Angina pectoris 28 13
Transient ischemic attack 12 5
Coronary artery disease 10 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 12
Mild 24
None 69

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clopidogrel

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bruising 15
Bleed easily 5
Excessive bleeding 3
Rashes (redness, swelling) 2
Back pain 1
Digestive problems 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clopidogrel

Dosage Patients Percentage
75 mg daily 52

Why patients stopped taking Clopidogrel

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 30
Course of treatment ended 20
Other 11
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 61 patients who've stopped taking Clopidogrel

Duration

Currently taking Clopidogrel

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Clopidogrel

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 110
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 101
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 9
< $25 43
Not specified 50

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clopidogrel after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Prasugrel (Effient) 2
Ticagrelor (Brilinta) 2
Aspirin-Dipyridamol (Aggrenox) 1
Warfarin (Coumadin) 1

Patients stopped taking Clopidogrel and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Apixaban (Eliquis) 3
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 2
Aspirin (Aspirin Low Dose) 1
Aspirin-Dipyridamol (Aggrenox) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Clopidogrel

Jan 13, 2016 (Started Jan 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heart attack (myocardial infarction))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take my Plavix after having a stent fitted

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 9, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    Severe (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: as of 04-08-12 my bruising probably from this medication has just gone haywire again no use in tlaking to the doctor about it again as I am a stent patient and allergic to aspirin and I need an anti-platlet drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 17, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    Severe (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 25, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    Severe (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still have to take this drug despite TTP and bruising being very bad at times as I have a stent in my aortic artery from my anuerysm repair. I have to take this drug as I am allergic to Aspirin and non compliant with any other antiplatlet drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started Jul 06, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    Severe (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Frequent attacks of TTP and unexplained bruising with this drug, I only took it as an option being alergic to Aspirin and non compliant with Warfarin.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 04, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heart attack (myocardial infarction))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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