Taking clopidogrel helps prevent blood clots if you have an increased risk of having them.
Your risk is higher if you have or have had:
- a heart attack
- unstable angina
- a stroke or “mini-stroke” (transient ischaemic attack or TIA)
- peripheral arterial disease
- an operation on your heart or blood vessels, such as a coronary stent insertion
Clopidogrel comes as tablets and is only available on prescription. To learn about clopidogrel dosing and side effects, click here.