Clopidogrel is used to lower the risk of stroke, blood clot, or other heart problem after a heart attack, severe angina, or circulation problems.
Follow all included instructions and doctor’s guidelines. May be taken with/without food. May be taken with aspirin only if prescribed by doctor. You may need to stop taking clopidogrel before a medical surgery, including dental work, so inform the medical personnel in charge of your clopidogrel use.
Do not take clopidogrel if you are allergic or if you have active bleeding, including bleeding in the brain and stomach ulcers. However, don’t stop taking clopidogrel without your doctor’s approval, even if you have bleeding. Consuming this drug within 1 week of childbirth may be dangerous, so inform your doctor if you become pregnant. Don’t breast-feed while on this medicine. Inform your doctor of your medical history and other drugs you take. Avoid alcohol. Avoid risky activities that may increase risk of bleeding. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using medicine for pain, fever, cold/flu symptoms, or swelling.
Get immediate medical attention if you experience serious side effects, such as: an allergic reaction, bleeding, bloody urine or stools, bloody/coffee ground-looking vomit, jaundice, easy bruising, pale skin, purple spots under skin or inside mouth, shortness of breath, fast pulse, headache, fever, fatigue, little/no urination, seizure, fatigue, or signs of a blood clot. Clopidogrel may interact with other medications like aspirin, stomach acid reducers, NSAIDs, opioids, and antidepressants, so tell your doctor the other drugs you take.