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Review: could Plavix cause Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness?

Summary: Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness could be caused by Plavix, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 67,311 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,361 have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness 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, blood clots. Commonly reported side effects of Plavix include heart attack, weakness, chest pain, dyspnoea exacerbated, breathing difficulty.

Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness

Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness (latest reports from 1,324,304 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 67,311 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 4,361 people (6.48%) have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness. They amount to 0.33% of all the 1,323,673 people who have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness31.74%21.52%10.00%13.26%14.78%6.52%2.17%

Age of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Plavix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness0.02%0.02%0.02%0.21%0.93%4.77%16.43%77.59%

Severity of Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness3.45%55.17%37.93%3.45%

How people recovered from Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness0.00%10.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (482 people, 11.05%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (312 people, 7.15%)
  3. Pain (297 people, 6.81%)
  4. Osteoporosis (252 people, 5.78%)
  5. Stent placement (208 people, 4.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (2,184 people, 50.08%)
  2. Lipitor (958 people, 21.97%)
  3. Lasix (813 people, 18.64%)
  4. Zocor (595 people, 13.64%)
  5. Lisinopril (589 people, 13.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Severe body aches and fatigue - unable to excersize anymore (was running 5 miles, 3-5 times a week).

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 44 y/o female, type 1 diabetes 38 years, 2 heart attacks, 4 stents, congestive heart failure, renal failure. Was put on statin drugs approx. 6 years ago after first MI. Didn't feel good, felt better after I quit taking them. In January, had another MI, with stent intervention. Approximately 8 weeks later, began feeling worse again, went back to doctor. Had another angio, was told my heart was fine. Quit taking statin and pain went away almost immediately. In July, another small MI, with stent intervention and put back on statin. Immediately began having severe neck and back pain with no injury, trouble sleeping, troubling dreams, extreme fatigue. Almost 6 weeks to the day, began having moderate chest pain and returned to ER, had another angio which showed all coronary open and clear, no reason for chest and back pain.

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    gil on Sep, 6, 2012:

    Hello. My wife seems to have the same medical issues you've had. May I know what medicines you are taking now?

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    Brenda on Oct, 8, 2012:

    Hi - currently taking: Lantus and Humalog insulin, Coreg, Hydralazine, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Plavix, Aspirin, Ferrous Sulfate (iron). On occasion I take Lasix for fluid retention and with that I take potassium. I have recently been prescribed Ranexa by my nephrologist, but am not sure I want to take it. Supposedly it is to be taken in conjunction with the hydrazine. Since I quit taking the Statins (cholesterol meds), I feel sooooo much better. Also, I take Norco for overall pain, mostly from neuropathy in my legs.

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