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Clopidogrel Bisulfate

[ Generic Medicines for Stroke Prevention Treatment ]

Clopidogrel Bisulfate composed medicine is used to lower the risk of having a stroke, blood clot, or serious heart problem after the heart attack, severe chest pain (angina), or circulation problems. It is a ticlopidine analog and platelet purinergic P2Y receptor antagonist that works by inhibiting adenosine diphosphate-mediated platelet aggregation. This medication is used to prevent thromboembolism in people with arterial occlusive diseases; myocardial infarction; stroke; or atrial fibrillation.

Class of Drugs – P2Y12 inhibitors

Molecular Formula – C16H18ClNO6S2

Molecular Weight - 419.9 g/mol

Working: This given medication Clopidogrel Bisulfate inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together as part of a blood clot. The mentioned component prevents blood clots by irreversibly binding to the receptor on platelets that prevents adenosine diphosphate from activating platelets. It belongs to a class of drugs called P2Y12 inhibitors.

Uses: The drug P2Y12 inhibitor Clopidogrel Bisulfate is used to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease or recent heart attack, stroke, or blood circulation disease like a peripheral vascular disease. It can be used with aspirin to treat new/worsening chest pain or new heart attack, unstable angina and to keep blood vessels open. It also prevents blood clots after certain procedures.

It blocks platelets from sticking together and prevents them from forming harmful clots. This drug is antiplatelet that keeps blood flowing smoothly in the body.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This antiplatelet drug is used in a popular branded drug as mentioned below:

  • Plavix:75 mg and 300 mg             

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