Clopidogrel bisulfate belongs to the thienopyridine class of drugs. It was patented in 1982 and approved for medical use in 1997. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. It is an antiplatelet- drug and works by irreversibly inhibiting a receptor called P2Y12 on platelets.
Plavix is one of the many brand names for it. After a heart attack, severe chest pain (angina), or circulation difficulties, clopidogrel is used to reduce your risk of having a stroke, blood clot, or major heart disease. Platelet inhibition can be seen two hours after taking a single dose of oral clopidogrel, but because the beginning of action is slow, a loading dose of 600 or 300 mg is used when a quick effect is required.
|Name of Product||Clopidogrel bisulfate|
|IUPAC Name||methyl (2S)-2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(6,7-dihydro-4H-thieno[3,2-c]pyridin-5-yl)acetate;sulfuric acid|
|Synonyms||CLOPIDOGREL SULFATE; Clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate; Plavix; Iscover; Clopidogrel bisulphate; Clopidogrel hemisulfate; bissulfato de clopidogrel; Clopidogrel bisolfato; bisulfato de clopidogrel|
|Molecular Weight||419.9 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (Color)||White to off-white|
|2||Appearance (Form)||Solid Powder|
|4||Long term Storage||2-8ºC , dark|
Common side effects associated with Clopidogrel bisulfate include:
Some of the negative effects are potentially dangerous. Call your doctor right away if you see any of the following symptoms:
Q. Is clopidogrel bisulfate a blood thinner?
Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet blood-thinning medicine that inhibits platelet aggregation and thus inhibits aspects of blood clotting.
Q. What is the difference between Aspirin and Clopidogrel?
Clopidogrel is an anticoagulant and aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Q. Is clopidogrel bisulfate an anticoagulant?
Clopidogrel is an anticoagulant used to treat patients with acute coronary syndrome, heart attack (myocardial infarction), peripheral vascular disease, and ischemic strokes.