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Clopidogrel vs plavix, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Clopidogrel vs plavix for a male aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Clopidogrel (latest outcomes from 9,875 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel. It is often used in blood clots.

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,402 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots.

On Jul, 9, 2014: 4,691 male patients aged 51 who take the same drugs are studied in Clopidogrel vs plavix

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male51chest pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Clopidogrel clopidogrelnot specified
plavix clopidogrel bisulfatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 51 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Clopidogrelplavix
Clopidogrel

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Clopidogrelplavix
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Chest Pain
Anaemia (lack of blood)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)
Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Chest PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Dizziness
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDepression
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)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)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Angina Pectoris (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Clopidogrelplavix
Rib Cage PainMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Gastric Haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)Depression
Haematocrit DecreasedDizziness
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Chest Pain
Renal Haemorrhage (bleeding from kidney)Cardiac Arrest
Metabolic Acidosis (body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body)Anxiety
Flank Pain (a distressing sensation experienced around the lower back and the upper abdomen)Heart Rate Irregular
Angina Unstable (chest pain due to ischemia of the heart muscle- unstable)Heart Attack
Coronary Artery Occlusion (complete obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery)Blood Clots
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)Blood Clot In The Legs (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Clopidogrel9.52%0.00%38.10%52.38%0.00%
plavix9.40%10.74%25.50%46.31%8.05%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Clopidogrel (clopidogrel) is often used to treat blood clots. Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is often used to treat blood clots. 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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