CoPlavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner that is used to prevent blood clots from forming. It is commonly prescribed to people who have had a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event, or who are at high risk for developing these conditions.
Like all medications, Coplavix can cause side effects. Most side effects are mild and go away on their own. However, some side effects can be serious and require medical attention.
Common side effects of Coplavix include:
- Stomach upset
Less common side effects of Coplavix include:
- Muscle pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain
Serious side effects of Coplavix include:
- Severe bleeding
- Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
- Liver damage
- Agranulocytosis (low white blood cell count)
- Severe allergic reaction
If you experience any of the serious side effects listed above, stop taking Coplavix and contact your doctor immediately.
It is important to note that Coplavix can interact with other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking before starting Coplavix.
If you have any questions or concerns about the side effects of Coplavix, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.