Plavix, the brand-name form of clopidogrel,
is a prescription medication used to prevent blood clots in people who have recently been
hospitalized with chest pain, or for people who have recently had a heart attack or stroke.
Plavix belongs to a group of drugs called antiplatelets, which help to prevent harmful
blood clots from forming in the body. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken
once a day, with or without food. Common side effects of Plavix include bleeding,
headache, dizziness, and nausea. This medication is only to be used if prescribed by your health
care provider. For RxWiki, I’m Beth Bolt.