Clopidogrel

By: CPMC Genetic Counseling Staff
Reviewed by: Neda Gharani, PhD, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Platelets are a type of cell found in your blood. When platelets stick together they can form clots which block the flow of blood. Clopidogrel, sold under the brand name Plavix®, is an anti-platelet medication that prevents platelets from sticking together. Other brand names of this drug include: Clopilet® and Ceruven®

How Often is Clopidogrel Prescribed?
Plavix® is the 3rd most commonly prescribed brand name drug, with over 25 million prescriptions written in the year 20091.

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Learn more about Clopidogrel and understanding your likely response to this drug through the links below.

Page References

Uses of Clopidogrel

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Risk Factors

Both genetic and non-genetic factors affect how your body processes Clopidogrel [ Learn More › ]


Reduce Your Risk

Reduce your risk for an undesired response to Clopidogrel [ Learn More › ]

The CPMC Study

Learn how the CPMC Study identifies your response to Clopidogrel [ Learn More › ]