Foods to avoid when taking heart medications
- Brussels sprouts.
- Green onions.
What is the most important information I should know about Plavix (Clopidogrel)?
You should not use clopidogrel if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- any active bleeding; or
- a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the brain (such as from a head injury).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- an ulcer in your stomach or intestines; or
- a bleeding disorder or blood clotting disorder.
Clopidogrel may not work as well if you have certain genetic factors that affect the breakdown of this medicine in your body. Your doctor may perform a blood test to make sure clopidogrel is right for you.
This medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. However, taking clopidogrel within 1 week before childbirth can cause bleeding in the mother. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.