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Brand name: Plavicor

Plavicor is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) clopidogrel. On this page you will find out more about Plavicor, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: clopidogrel

Information for medicine and pack size:
Plavicor 75 mg film-coated tablet, 28

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What this medicine is for

For prevention of vascular ischaemia associated with atherothrombotic events (myocardial infarction, stroke and vascular death) in patients with a history of symptomatic atherosclerotic disease. ,Acute Coronary Syndrome: Clopidogrel Tablets is indicated in combination with aspirin for patients with: ,- Unstable angina or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction in order to prevent early and long-term atherothrombotic events (myocardial infarction, stroke, vascular death or refractory ischaemia). Clopidogrel Tablets is indicated for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome whether or not patients undergo cardiac revascularization (surgical or PCI, with or without stent); ,- ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction in order to prevent atherothrombotic events. In this population, Clopidogrel has been shown to reduce the rate of death from any cause and the rate of a combined endpoint of death, re-infarction or stroke in medically treated patients eligible for thrombolytic therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pink coloured, round, biconvex, film coated tablets, debossed with 'Cl' on one side and plain on other side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
112 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
14 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
280 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
56 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
84 Tablets in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place
Life time 36 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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