More Info on Plavix Indications
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 has not been approved for use in children.
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.