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Peripheral Artery Disease
Plavix helps relieve pain in people with a severe form of a blood vessel disease called peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD often affects the ability to walk without pain and also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation related to a harmful clot. These clots can block the already poor blood flow in people with PAD.
 
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used to describe certain types of heart diseases, including unstable angina and certain types of heart attacks. For people with a history of acute coronary syndrome, Plavix has been shown to decrease the risk for a heart attack, stroke, and death.
 

Plavix Use in Children

Plavix has not been approved for use in children.
 

Off-Label Plavix Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Plavix for something other than the condition(s) discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are several off-label uses for Plavix. These include:
 
  • Preventing the formation of a harmful clot following certain procedures, such as angioplasty with stent placement
  • Other interventions used to treat heart attacks or chest pain.
     
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Plavix Medication Information

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