A study for a 69 year old man who takes Plavix - from FDA reports


18,067 males aged 69 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 69 year old male patient who has Heart Failure. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Jan, 12, 2019

18,067 males aged 69 (±5) who take Plavix are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Plavix for a 69-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 69
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Heart Failure
  • Drugs taken:
    • Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  3. Weakness
  4. Cardiac arrest
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. Hepatic function abnormal
  7. Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  8. Overdose
  9. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  10. Jaundice - yellow skin (a yellowish pigmentation of the skin)
1 - 6 months:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  4. Chest pain
  5. Rashes (redness)
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Interstitial lung disease
  8. Dizziness
  9. Erythema multiforme (a type of hypersensitivity reaction)
  10. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Cardiac failure
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  4. Lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding in the large intestine, rectum, or anus is called lower gi bleeding)
  5. Haemoglobin decreased
  6. Death
  7. Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  8. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  9. Chest pain
  10. Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Weakness
  3. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  4. Dizziness
  5. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  6. Fever
  7. Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  8. Coronary heart disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries)
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  10. Multiple injuries
2 - 5 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  3. Multiple injuries
  4. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  5. Weakness
  6. Death
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  8. Breathing difficulty
  9. Injury
  10. Ulcer haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  3. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  4. Weakness
  5. Multiple injuries
  6. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  7. Acute kidney failure
  8. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  9. Pain
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
10+ years:
  1. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  2. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  3. Vision blurred
  4. Death
  5. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen)
  6. Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  7. Multiple injuries
  8. Cough
  9. Pneumonia
  10. Chest pain
not specified:
  1. Breathing difficulty
  2. Weakness
  3. Chest pain
  4. Dizziness
  5. Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  7. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  10. Drug ineffective

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure : 2,086 people, 11.55%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol : 1,708 people, 9.45%
  3. Diabetes : 1,512 people, 8.37%
  4. Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles): 1,278 people, 7.07%
  5. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 963 people, 5.33%
  6. Type 2 Diabetes : 830 people, 4.59%
  7. Preventive Health Care : 716 people, 3.96%
  8. Coronary Heart Disease (narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries): 619 people, 3.43%
  9. Pain : 603 people, 3.34%
  10. Cardiac Disorder : 586 people, 3.24%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin (3,362 people, 18.61%)
  2. Lipitor (2,625 people, 14.53%)
  3. Lasix (1,862 people, 10.31%)
  4. Crestor (1,472 people, 8.15%)
  5. Lisinopril (1,207 people, 6.68%)
  6. Zocor (1,206 people, 6.68%)
  7. Simvastatin (1,087 people, 6.02%)
  8. Xarelto (954 people, 5.28%)
  9. Coreg (945 people, 5.23%)
  10. Norvasc (898 people, 4.97%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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