Also known as Plavix
Clopidogrel (INN) is an oral, thienopyridine class antiplatelet agent used to inhibit blood clots in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi under the trade name Plavix. The drug works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor called P2Y12, an adenosine diphosphate (ADP) chemoreceptor on platelet cell membranes. Adverse effects include hemorrhage, severe neutropenia, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $151.28 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed clopidogrel to treat coronary atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease.