Clopidogrel (Plavix)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Irreversible thienopyridine class inhibitor of the P2Y12 class of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptors on platelets, inhibiting platelet activation and aggregation.[1][2]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Brand names: Bio-Clopi, Ceruvin, Clop-75, Clopalvix, Clopicard, Clopidro, Clopinam, Deviplat, Lopigrol, Plagril, Plavix, Stroka