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Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate), distributed by Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb, is the second best-selling drug in the world. Doctors commonly prescribe this anti-coagulant in combination with aspirin as a preventative measure against strokes, heart attacks, and to promote a healthy circulatory system. However, researchers have recently found that Plavix use can actually greatly increase the risk of a stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, heart attack, and other serious conditions.

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Recent studies suggest that the popular heart drug Plavix may cause potentially fatal hemorrhaging, including severe gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or other stomach conditions. One study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that patients taking Plavix are 12 times more likely to experience gastrointestinal bleeding and recurring ulcers than those taking aspirin combined with a heartburn pill.

If you or someone you love has suffered the life-threatening side effects of Plavix, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who can inform you of your legal rights and options.

Plavix Bleeding and Other Adverse Events

For many years, Plavix was the recommended heart medication for patients with a gastrointestinal intolerance for aspirin. Bristol-Meyer Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, the drug makers, claimed that Plavix was not only more effective than aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, but it also caused fewer ulcers and other gastrointestinal complications. However, the recent studies have found that these claims are unfounded. Plavix poses serious risks and has NO benefit over aspirin.

Plavix can cause serious bleeding ulcers and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging in some patients when taken alone or in combination with aspirin or other similar heart drugs. Research also shows that patients with no history of heart disease who are taking Plavix and aspirin combined have a twofold risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

You should NOT take Plavix if you have a medical history of ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding, PUD, or have recently suffered a trauma or are anticipating an upcoming surgery. Talk to your physician about alternative drug therapy.

Have you been harmed by Plavix?

Plavix drug manufacturers have failed to provide an adequate label alerting doctors and patients of the potentially fatal side effects including heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, and more.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of taking Plavix, it is vital that you consult with a competent and experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and determine the best course of action for you. A Plavix lawyer can help protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation your deserve.

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