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Related to clopidogrel: clopidogrel bisulfate
clopidogrel/clo·pid·o·grel/ (klo-pid´o-grel) a platelet inhibitor used as an antithrombotic for the prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death in patients with atherosclerosis; used as the bisulfate salt.
A drug, C16H16ClNO2S, given in the form of its bisulfate, that inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, certain forms of angina, or a recent history of heart attack or stroke.
a platelet aggregation inhibitor.
indications It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in high-risk patients.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity, active bleeding, and increased risk for bleeding (e.g., peptic ulcers) prohibits its use.
adverse effects Intracranial hemorrhage is a potential life-threatening side effect. Other adverse effects include rash, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, epistaxis, purpura, edema, hypertension, chest pain, headache, dizziness, musculoskeletal pain, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, urinary tract infection, and hypercholesterolemia.