Plavix is a trade name of the drug Clopidogrel. This is an antiplatelet agent which leads to the inhibition of platelet aggregation by inhibiting binding of the platelet ADP receptor. Plavix causes other reactions that promote inhibition of platelet aggregation.
Plavix has an irreversible pharmacological effect. This means that subjected platelets will be unable to form aggregates throughout their lives. Only in case of the formation of new cells, it will be possible to restore the aggregation of platelets.
A statistically significant and dose dependent inhibition of platelet aggregation observed after 2 hours a single oral dose of Plavix is taken. The effect is enhanced progressively and reached steady state within 3-7 days after treatment. The average level of inhibition of aggregation by the action of Plavix is 40-60%. After taking the drug, the bleeding is restored after about 7-9 days.
Clopidogrel is capable to prevent atherothrombotic events in the development of any localization of atherosclerotic vascular lesions, in particular, lesions of cerebral, coronary or peripheral arteries.
Also, the product can also be used as an additional tool in the complex treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to reduce the risk of mortality.
When Plavix is used, the patient may experience adverse systemic reactions:
Side effects may be caused by intolerance to Clopidogrel or any existing components in the Plavix. Therefore, in case of adverse reactions, you must report to your doctor. In the event of an allergic reaction in response to receiving drug treatment you should stop taking Plavix.
Brianna, 42, Stamford
After the heart attack the doctor prescribed me Plavix, and therefore I decided to tell about the experience of the use of this drug. I started using Plavix right after the heart attack. At first I didn't feel any action but the doctor told me that it was normal and the effect appears gradually. I felt the improvement in one month and the heart seemed to work better. I thank my doctor that he prescribed me Plavix and I was able to neutralize the problems with my heart on the early stage, and I avoid the worsening of the health condition after the heart attack.
Plavix really helps well, acts directly to the heart and vessels, so called selective drug, does not cause pancreatic diabetes unlike other drugs of this group. In general, the drug is tolerated well and controls the pressure during the regular use. The drug may be used by young men because it does not cause the reduction of the potency unlike other beta blockers. And I liked it most of all. I recommend Plavix to all.
I have arrhythmia since birth. I have been using Plavix for several years and it helps my heart to work better. It was difficult to estimate the work of this drug at first because there were light side effects, and the result of the treatment did not satisfy my parents and me. Now I understand that is a stable and quality drug which will help your heart to beat as needed and work fully.
I take Plavix every day and I can say that it really works. It is possible to mention a high price among minuses but do not save money on your health, if it deals with the heart. I can say that I have not received the identical drugs but I think that there is no need because Plavix completely copes with my work and helps to keep my hear in normal condition.
With aging I care of my heart more and more and I visit the cardiologist. After the heart attack I was told to buy Plavix because it will help to improve my hear and reduce the risk of the stroke and heart attack. I bought Plavix in online pharmacy without thinking and I didn't regret it. Now I feel that my heart works better and I can do the physical activity easier, I can work, I can just live. The quality drugs such as Plavix always make lives of people better and I thank the manufacturers for such medicine.