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Review: could Plavix cause Flatulence?

Summary: Flatulence could be caused by Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Aspirin, and have Smoking cessation therapy.

We study 67,311 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 324 have Flatulence. Find out below who they are, when they have Flatulence and more.

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Plavix

Plavix (latest outcomes from 69,341 users) has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in stent.

Flatulence

Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus) (latest reports from 119,014 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 67,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 324 people (0.48%) have Flatulence. They amount to 0.27% of all the 118,815 people who have Flatulence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Flatulence in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Flatulence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flatulence0.00%33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Flatulence when taking Plavix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flatulence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.70%6.29%19.23%73.78%

Severity of Flatulence when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Flatulence0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Flatulence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Flatulence0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (44 people, 13.58%)
  2. Myocardial infarction (44 people, 13.58%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (42 people, 12.96%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (35 people, 10.80%)
  5. Depression (35 people, 10.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (104 people, 32.10%)
  2. Lipitor (86 people, 26.54%)
  3. Lasix (73 people, 22.53%)
  4. Lisinopril (62 people, 19.14%)
  5. Chantix (48 people, 14.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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