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What are the Side effects of Plavix?

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August 09, 2008 2:30PM

The primary effect is a deep reduction in platelet action and clotting factors, which may exclude the patient from surgeries. Thus, side effects relate to bleeding discracias. Side effects may include: * Prolonged bruising * Black or tarry stools (indicative of a GI bleed). * Nosebleeds * Blood in urine * Stomach Ache * Petechiae * Vomiting with blood * "Coffee Grounds" in vomit. Patients on Plavix should not undergo surgery without informing the surgeon of this medication.