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Clopidogrel: Oral tablet

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Clopidogrel 75mg Tablet
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  CL 75
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Clopidogrel 75mg Tablet
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: E  |  34
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Clopidogrel 75mg Tablet
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  CL 75
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Clopidogrel 75mg Tablet
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: R  |  196
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Clopidogrel 75mg Tablet
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: E  |  34
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Plavix 75mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 1171  |  75
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Plavix 75mg Tab
PD-RX
Pill Identification: 1171  |  75
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Plavix 75mg Tab
Bristol Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership
Pill Identification: 1171  |  75
How This Drug Works
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Platelet aggregation inhibitors help prevent heart attacks and strokes by decreasing excessive blood clotting. They do this by preventing platelets from becoming sticky and clumping.
Platelet aggregation inhibitors help prevent heart attacks and strokes by decreasing excessive blood clotting.  They do this by preventing platelets from becoming sticky and clumping.<br><br> Platelets are blood cells that naturally collect to form &#34;clots&#34; and stop bleeding when there is damage to cells. When platelets form clots in the blood vessels, this can restrict or block blood flow in vessels. This can lead to strokes and heart attacks.<br><br>Platelet aggregation inhibitors, once active, prevent platelets from clumping. These drugs bind to platelets for its entire life, about 7&#45;10 days. Consequently, platelets can only clump when the body releases new platelets into circulation that haven&#39;t been affected by the drug.
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What is this medicine?

CLOPIDOGREL (kloh PID oh grel) helps to prevent blood clots. This medicine is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other vascular events in people who are at high risk.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Plavix: Oral tablet

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Drugs Related by Class to Clopidogrel: Oral tablet
Class Name : ADP (adenosine Diphosphate) Receptor Antagonist Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

Related Brand Name Drugs :

BRILINTA: Oral tablet  |  Effient: Oral tablet  |  Plavix: Oral tablet  |  Ticlid: Oral tablet
Most Commonly Used Drugs by Class

Related Generic Drugs :

Ticlopidine: Oral tablet
CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Clopidogrel: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
43.04%
56.96%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.09%
0.6%
24.29%
75.01%
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