Plavix

Plavix is a blood slicker that inhibits platelets. This is an important part of helping to keep stents open and in the prevention of heart attack and stoke. Patients that have stents should continue this medication for one to two years from the date of their stent procedure.

Names of medicines in this group:

Clopidogrel (Plavix)

Side effects include bruising, bleeding, rash