Clopidogrel (Plavix )
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What is the Generic Name for Plavix?
What is the Trade Name for Clopidogrel?
What are the Indications of Clopidogrel (Plavix )?
Acute coronary syndrome
What are the Actions of Clopidogrel (Plavix )?
Inhibits platelet aggregation
What is the Therapeutic Class of Clopidogrel (Plavix )?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Clopidogrel (Plavix )?
Platelet aggregation inhibitors
What are the Nursing Considerations of Clopidogrel (Plavix )?
May cause GI bleeding, neutropenia, hypercholesterolemia
May increase risk for bleeding in warfarin, aspirin, heparin
Can increase risk for bleeding with garlic, ginkgo, ginger
Monitor for signs of bleeding
Monitor bleeding times
Monitor CBC and platelet count
Discontinue use 5-7 days before surgery
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