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Plavix vs Aggrenox, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 63

This is personalized comparison of Plavix vs Aggrenox for a male aged 63. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,430 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent.

Aggrenox (latest outcomes from 4,359 users) has active ingredients of aspirin; dipyridamole. It is often used in stroke.

On Nov, 11, 2014: 7,677 male patients aged 61 who take the same drugs are studied in Plavix vs Aggrenox

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male61Blood Thinner

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Plavix clopidogrel bisulfateSanofi Aventis Us
Aggrenox aspirin; dipyridamoleBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 61 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Plavix (Sanofi Aventis Us)Aggrenox (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)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)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Vomiting
DizzinessDizziness
Asthenia (weakness)Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Chest Pain
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)Myalgia (muscle pain)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Asthenia (weakness)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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)Aggrenox (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)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)
Cardiac Failure CongestiveEyelid Oedema (eyelids are swollen and contain excessive fluid)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Lip Swelling
Headache (pain in head)Renal Failure Chronic (long lasting kidney dysfunction)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Eye Swelling
Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)Dysstasia (difficulty in standing)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)Dizziness
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Cardiac ArrestAsthenia (weakness)
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Plavix1.20%7.83%35.24%45.48%10.24%
Aggrenox4.35%8.70%26.09%39.13%21.74%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat stent. Aggrenox (aspirin; dipyridamole) is often used to treat stroke. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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