Plavix (Clopidogrel 75 mg)
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Generic Plavix (Clopidogrel 75 mg) guide:
What is Generic Plavix?
Generic Plavix is a term used to identify medications that are identical to the widely known brand-name drug Plavix. The medications are all identical in the formula and composition but are made by different manufacturers who have to register a new name even if they make the same product. The active substance for all of them is Clopidogrel, an antiplatelet agent used to prevent various heart conditions.
When can you use Generic Plavix?
You can buy Generic Clopidogrel if your doctor gives you a prescription for Plavix or other drug with the same composition. The medication is used for the prophylaxis of complications in people who suffer from cardiovascular conditions and especially for the prevention of atherothrombosis in people who have had a myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke or suffer from diseases of peripheral arteries.
The preparation is also used along with acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) for the therapy of acute coronary syndrome, in particular, in patients with unstable angina or myocardial infarction.
If you are diagnosed with any of the above-mentioned conditions but do not have a prescription from your therapist or cardiologist for the medication, you should consult him or her before you start taking the pills as in some seemingly similarly named conditions different drugs are used.
How should you use the medication when you order Generic Plavix online?
If it is the first time you opt for a generic medication instead of the brand-name drug, do not worry about the dosage, it is the same as for the brand drug. However, you should specify when ordering the pills online what is the dosage of the active substance per pill to be sure that namely these pills have the dosage that your doctor prescribed or recommended you as there are different doses of both brand and generic pills.
In this medication guide we provide you with the generally accepted dosages for different conditions. Nevertheless, we highly recommend you to clarify with your physician what is the optimal dosage namely in your case before you buy Clopidogrel.
The therapy of ischemic stroke, myocardial Infarction, and peripheral arterial disease is made with 75 mg of the medication once a day for the period of time prescribed by your doctor. The preventive therapy after a myocardial infarction should be started within several days and not later than 5 weeks after the infarction. The prevention of repeated ischemic stroke should be started not sooner than 7 days after the stroke but not later than 6 months after.
The therapy for acute coronary syndrome is made with a single intake of 300 mg and subsequent use of 75 mg daily in a single intake. Note that usually the therapy requires a combination of Plavix with other drugs for the optimal effect. The duration of the course should be selected by a doctor.
Dosage adjustments of Plavix
There is no information on the dosage adjustment for patients with kidney function impairment. People with liver function impairment do not require dosage adjustment unless severe side effects occur.
How does Clopidogrel act?
The substance oppresses the aggregation of platelets selectively inhibiting the binding of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) with platelet receptors. It also inhibits the aggregation of platelets caused by other agonists through the inhibition of the thrombocytes increased activity provoked by the released adenosine diphosphate.
The effect on the aggregation of thrombocytes is observed 2 hours after the dosage intake. The effect is enhanced progressively during the course of the treatment. The stable condition is achieved in three to seven days.
What adverse reactions can Plavix pills use cause?
When you buy Plavix, be prepared that the medication can cause certain unpleasant symptoms. The most common ones include stomatitis, nausea, vomiting, digestive disorders, epigastric pain, gastritis and peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, bleeding, rash, itching, and others. More serious side effects include thrombocytopenia, granulocytopenia, neutropenia, and bleeding (including internal).
In order to know what measures to undertake if any of the negative effects occur, consult your doctor prior to starting the treatment.
For whom the drug is contraindicated?
Do not order Generic Clopidogrel if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug’s components, lactose intolerance, malabsorption of glucose-galactose and hereditary lactase deficiency, severe liver function impairment accompanied by cholestasis, active bleeding, including bleeding ulcer or intracranial hemorrhage.
The medication should be also cautiously used in patients with high risk of bleeding due to a trauma, after surgery, as well as with diseases of the blood system.
What is contained in one pill?
One pill contains 75 mg of Clopidogrel bisulfate and additional substances including lactose.
What are unfavorable combinations of other drugs with Plavix (Clopidogrel)?
Before you buy Generic Plavix, check with your therapist that you do not use or plan to use any medications that can negatively interact with the antihypertensive drug.
- The drug can be used with aspirin for enhanced effect yet the safety of the treatment course longer than 12 months is not proven yet.
- The drug should be cautiously used with heparin, other thrombolytic drugs, medications that have a high degree of binding with plasma proteins, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and inhibitors of glycoprotein
- Combined use with Coumadin (or its generics) increases the risk of bleeding occurrence.
- The medication should not be combined with omeprazole or esomeprazole.
How to store the medication?
The drug should be stored in a dry place away from direct sunlight at a temperature not higher than 25 degrees Celsius (77 F).
Shelf life of Plavix is 3 years.
What are the symptoms of overdose with Plavix (Clopidogrel) and what should you do?
An overdose can occur if you take a missed pill less than 12 hours before the next scheduled dosage. Overdose is primarily dangerous as it can cause internal bleeding. If you realized or suspect that you overdosed yet do not feel any negative symptoms, call your doctor (or a local poison help line) and ask him or her, what you should do to minimize the risk. If you do have negative effects, including general fatigue, call the ambulance immediately.
What’s the difference between the brand-name drug and generic?
There is no difference in the effect, composition, formulation, and safety of the medications. They are simply made by different pharmaceutical companies who are obliged to register their own trade names and are free to set quite different prices for the same medication.
Generics are medications that are identical to the original drug, according to the regulation of the World Health Organization. They are all properly tested for the compliance and quality before being allowed for retail. So do not worry, as long as you buy Generic Clopidogrel from a reliable licensed seller, you will receive the right medication.
Where to buy Generic Plavix (Clopidogrel) online?
You may think that the only safe way to get the drug is to purchase it from your local drugstores. However, it is not quite so. People all around the world use the same medications. It is proven by the statistics that Clopidogrel is one the bestselling medication globally. But the thing is that almost every country produces the drug without importing it from the U.S. which would be insane since all drugs are highly overpriced in America. The government doesn’t regulate the prices for the medications and classifies even the most harmless medications as prescription-only drugs. In other countries such medications as Plavix are sold over-the-counter. They are also much cheaper there due to the stricter regulations, anti-monopolistic laws, cheaper production costs, and so on. And the best thing is that you can buy Plavix online without a prescription from another country just in a couple of mouse clicks and it would be absolutely legal!
Plavix (Clopidogrel) shipping options
We ship worldwide including the U.S. shipping via USPS. To save as much as possible, order pills for several months ahead and enjoy free shipping. If you need the pills urgently, let us know and choose express delivery and you will get your medication in less than a week.
Our doctor prescribes Clopidogrel online for free, and there is no doctor’s consultation fee.
All orders of Clopidogrel arrive in discrete unmarked parcels. We leave the shipment description blank.