Here you can read more about Plavix side effects. Plavix is used in preventing heart attacks and strokes. It prevents blood platelets from sticking and making blood clots. In other words, it helps blood flow. Blood clots often cause strokes and heart attacks. Plavix is efficient in preventing this. If you have had a heart attack or stroke, you may be at risk, so Plavix is used to help in such cases.
People with ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) are sometimes advised to take Plavix with Aspirin. However, you should not use any medications without your doctor’s knowledge. Plavix is efficient, but it can also cause some side effects.
Side Effects of Plavix
Some of the common side effects of Plavix are chest pain, bad digestion, pain in joints, skin blemishes (brown or purple), back pain, dizziness, abdominal cramps, headaches and flu-like symptoms.
Less Common Side Effects of Plavix
There are also less common side effects of this medication. Very few people experience these side effects, but we will mention them: blood pressure increase, cataracts, hemorrhage, bronchitis, fainting, stomach bleeding, intestines bleeding, urinary infections, nosebleed, considerable water retention, breathing difficulties, anemia, gout, nose inflammation, eczema, depression, problems with bowel movements, itching, leg cramps, skin ulcers, sleeping problems, low energy levels, skin rashes, numbness, vomiting, diarrhea, general weakness and anxiety. As we said, these side effects are less common, but as long as they’re possible, they must be mentioned. Some of those can be very severe.
Rare Side Effects of Plavix
Some Plavix side effects are extremely rare, but they can happen in some cases. You should know about these rare side effects. Those are pancreatitis, retinal hemorrhage, eye hemorrhage, vasculitis, extremely low blood pressure, bronchospasm, interstitial pneumonitis, stomach ulcers, painful and swollen mouth, large intestine inflammation, hepatitis, kidney problems, acute liver failure, acute inflammation of pancreas, extremely long menstruations, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, hallucinations, life-threatening allergies, problems with all blood cells (decrease), large hives, bone marrow failure, blood platelets decrease, confusion, white blood cells decrease, pain in muscles, high fever and problems with taste.
Plavix can also interact with other substances like tamoxifen, proton pump inhibitors, tolbutamide, phenytoin, fluvastatin, torsemide, warfarin, danaparoid, tinzaparin, heparin, anistreplase, dalteparin, enoxaparin, streptokinase, ticlopidine, dipyridamole, urokinase and ardeparin.
Never take Plavix without your doctor’s knowledge and advice. Your doctor must be familiar with your medical history and your health in general. Never take other medications with Plavix, unless your doctor has told you to do so.