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Important Facts About Plavix

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Plavix?

Prior to taking Plavix, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you:
 
  • Have upcoming surgeries or other invasive procedures planned
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have any allergies
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have liver problems
  • Have active bleeding anywhere in your body, such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the head (type of stroke)
  • Have a bleeding or blood disorder.
     
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Plavix Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take Plavix.)
 

What If I Overdose on Plavix?

People who take too much Plavix may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing.
     
If you happen to overdose on Plavix, seek medical attention immediately.
 

How Should It Be Stored?

Plavix should be stored at room temperature. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep Plavix and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Plavix as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
 
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