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Plavix

Most Commonly Used
Plavix 75mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership
Pill Identification: 1171  |  75
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Common Side Effects of Plavix
Plavix is a blood thinner that can cause bleeding which could be serious. It is important for you to get emergency help right away if you have any bleeding that is unexpected or is taking a longer time to stop than you would expect.

While you take Plavix, you may notice that you bruise and bleed more easily. You may also notice that you have more nosebleeds while you take Plavix.

Contact your doctor if, while taking Plavix, you have signs or symptoms of serious bleeding, including:
  • Unexpected bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time
  • Blood in your urine, making it appear red, pink, or brown
  • Red or black stools that look like tar
  • Unexplained bruises or bruises that get larger
  • Coughing up blood or blood clots
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Other side effects of Plavix that require emergency help include:
  • Purplish spots (called purpura) that appear on the skin or in the mouth due to bleeding under the skin
  • Chest pain or a heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, or a general ill feeling
  • Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden headache, confusion, or problems with balance, speech, or vision
  • Pale skin, weakness, or fever
  • Skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow
  • Unusual bleeding, including from the nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum
Plavix is not right for everyone. Tell your doctor if you have an active bleeding condition including stomach ulcers. Tell your doctor if you have a history of bowel or stomach ulcers or a history of bleeding problems. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Before taking Plavix, tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking. Plavix does not work well with many medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter. Tell your doctor if you take any vitamins or herbal supplements. Your doctor will want to make sure all your medicines are safe to take with Plavix.