Plavix 75 mg
- Brand: sanofi-aventis
- Product Code: SN_PV75
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Clopidogrel which works by preventing a natural substance called adenosine diphosphate (ADP) from binding to its receptors on platelets. ADP is one of the chemicals in the body that cause platelets to clump together and start the process of blood clotting. As clopidogrel stops ADP from binding to platelets, it reduces the likelihood of clots forming in the blood.
A blood clot that forms inside a blood vessel can be dangerous because it can block the blood supply to an organ. A blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart or brain can cause a heart attack or stroke. A blockage in the blood vessels in the extremities, eg legs, may result in gangrene.
Blood clots and blockages mainly result from a build up of atherosclerosis on the inside of blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is a build up of cholesterol and fat cells that narrows the blood vessels and makes their interiors rough and bumpy. This makes it more difficult for blood to flow through the vessels, and increases the likelihood of clots forming in the vessels.
People who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke are at risk of having another because of the atherosclerosis in their arteries. People with unstable angina are also at risk of a heart attack because of the atherosclerosis in their arteries. Similarly, people who have narrowed arteries in their extremities, eg legs (peripheral arterial disease), are also at risk of blood clots. These events are known as atherothrombotic events.
What is it used for?
Preventing blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Clopidogrel is prescribed to people who have already had a heart attack or a stroke caused by a blood clot. It's also prescribed for people with unstable angina, atrial fibrillation or peripheral arterial disease.
Clopidogrel is sometimes referred to as a 'blood thinner' or an 'antiplatelet'. It may also be described as making the blood 'less sticky'. These are just other ways of saying that clopidogrel reduces the risk of blood clots forming in the blood vessels.
Size : 14 tablets / box
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