Clopidogrel is used to prevent clots forming in your blood. It reduces your risk of having a stroke or a heart attack.
Take clopidogrel regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with clopidogrel including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo, St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reduced number of blood cells that help your blood to clot - symptoms include: easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
Red or black bowel motions
Red or dark brown urine
Headache, dizziness, changes in vision or speech
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Tiredness, pale skin
Short of breath
|Tell your doctor|
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2020
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed