Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood clots (thrombi) forming in hardened blood vessels (arteries), a process known as atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events such as stroke, heart attack, or death.
How it works
Clopidogrel belongs to a class of medicines called antiplatelet. It’s a “blood thinner”. It works by blocking certain blood cells called platelets and prevents them from forming harmful blood clots. This "anti-platelet" effect helps keep blood flowing smoothly in your body.
Common side effects
sensation of tingling and numbness, nose, Easy bruising, indigestion or heartburn, unusual bleeding, bleeding in the stomach or bowels, abdominal pain, abnormal blood counts, vomiting, urge to vomit, loose motions, blood in the urine, constipation, dizziness, rash, gas, stomach ulcer, headache, itching.