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Review: could Plavix cause Lower blood pressure (Hypotension)?

Summary: Lower blood pressure is found among people who take Plavix, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.

We study 67,523 people who have side effects while taking Plavix from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,833 have Lower blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have Lower blood pressure and more.

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Plavix

Plavix has active ingredients of clopidogrel bisulfate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 69,450 Plavix users)

Lower blood pressure

Lower blood pressure (abnormally low blood pressure) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 107,417 Lower blood pressure patients)

On Feb, 24, 2015: 67,523 people reported to have side effects when taking Plavix. Among them, 2,833 people (4.20%) have Lower Blood Pressure.

Trend of Lower blood pressure in Plavix reports

Time on Plavix when people have Lower blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lower blood pressure40.54%15.06%9.27%12.36%17.37%4.63%0.77%

Age of people who have Lower blood pressure when taking Plavix * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lower blood pressure0.11%0.00%0.00%0.11%1.08%5.98%16.71%76.02%

Severity of Lower blood pressure when taking Plavix ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lower blood pressure0.00%44.44%44.44%11.11%

How people recovered from Lower blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lower blood pressure0.00%40.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (348 people, 12.28%)
  2. Pain (211 people, 7.45%)
  3. Stent placement (128 people, 4.52%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (123 people, 4.34%)
  5. Prophylaxis (120 people, 4.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (1,627 people, 57.43%)
  2. Lasix (651 people, 22.98%)
  3. Lipitor (600 people, 21.18%)
  4. Lisinopril (477 people, 16.84%)
  5. Coreg (416 people, 14.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Is plavix harmful with oil or oregano pills
    want to know if taking plavix and oil of oregano is safe or not are yu reasl doctors
  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
  • Do others have thigh pain taking plavix (1 answer)
    I have been on plavix for 3 yrs and have thigh pain and weakness plus unstable gait and I want to go off plavix to see if that is the cuprit
  • Is it safe to take both at the same time
    tom had stents placed 1 1/2 ago ,,,,was only on Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg 1x a day ......and plavix and Ranitdine for heartburn... He just went to the DR and they told him to take losartan 1 time a day 50mg....Tom thought they said liptor ,,,,I recalling the Dr to make sure since I was not there at the time of this visit ,,,,,any suggestions if both high blood pressure med's are taken at the same time
  • Could have birth control pills caused a lacunar infraction?
    i had a ct scan done 2 months ago and it showed up with chronic lacunar infractions. I was very surprised the day before i was having a hard time getting some words out, but it has cleared up completely. I had ekg, holter montire and the echogram that puts a camera down your throat and all came back fine.
    After hearing about the strokes i stopped taking the birth control pills completely. I did develop high blood pressure when i was pregnant with my duaghter 6 years ago and have been on medication for it since. I was n hte birth control pills for close to 15 years

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Ted on Aug, 21, 2012:

    Been on Plavix with Lipitor because of arterial stenosis/atherosclerosis for about 5 weeks. Have felt lightheaded often. Two recent BP readings at the CVS chair show: 101/77 with pulse of 73 and 107/68 with pulse of 60. I'm calling my Neurologist tomorrow to ask about this. Seems very low.

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