Have you suffered a bleeding injury while taking Plavix (clopidogrel)? Plavix, a popular prescription blood thinner, can carry a higher risk of a serious bleeding event. If you or a loved one has been injured by taking Plavix, contact us today to see if we can help.
In October of 2012, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes halted a portion of a stroke-prevention study when it found that Plavix combined with aspirin nearly doubled the risk of bleeding events and death. Further, the Plavix-aspirin combination was not better at preventing a stroke than taking plain aspirin alone.
Yet another study found that Plavix dramatically increased the risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease.
A serious bleeding event can be fatal. Contact your doctor right away if you:
- Start bleeding unexpectedly or bleed for a long time
- Notice blood in your urine (pink, red or brown urine)
- Notice red or black stools (looks like tar)
- Have unexplained bruises or bruises that get larger
- Cough up blood or blood clots
- Vomit blood or your vomit looks like coffee grounds
Do not discontinue taking any medication without consulting your physician.
If you have been prescribed Plavix and have suffered a bleeding event, call us at our toll-free number, 1-877-895-9191 or use our online form for more information.
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