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Plavix vs Effient, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 83

This is personalized comparison of Plavix vs Effient for a male aged 83. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 3, 2014: 6,198 people are studied in Plavix vs Effient

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male80PAD

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Plavix clopidogrel bisulfateSanofi Aventis Us
Effient prasugrel hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 80 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Bleeding Tendency0.02%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
Anaemia (lack of blood)Off Label Use
FallPneumonia
DizzinessPeripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (reproducible ischemic muscle pain)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Medication Error
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Chest PainCoronary Angioplasty

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Weakness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Haemorrhage (bleeding)Shortness Of Breath
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Anxiety
Platelet Count Decreased
Asthenia (weakness)
Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Dizziness

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Bleeding Tendency0.02%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
Anaemia (lack of blood)Off Label Use
FallPneumonia
DizzinessPeripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (reproducible ischemic muscle pain)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Medication Error
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Hypoxia (low oxygen conditions)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Coronary Angioplasty

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Effient
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Weakness
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Haemorrhage (bleeding)Shortness Of Breath
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Anxiety
Platelet Count Decreased
Asthenia (weakness)
Contusion (a type of hematoma of tissue in which capillaries)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Dizziness

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On eHealthMe, Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat blood clots. Effient (prasugrel hydrochloride) is often used to treat stent. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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