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What Is Clopidogrel Used For?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Clopidogrel helps relieve pain in people with a severe form of a blood vessel disease called peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD often affects the ability to walk without pain and also increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and amputation related to a harmful clot. These clots can block the already poor blood flow in people with PAD.
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used to describe certain types of heart diseases, including unstable angina and certain types of heart attacks. For people with a history of acute coronary syndrome, clopidogrel has shown to decrease the risk for a heart attack, stroke, and death.

Is Clopidogrel Used to Treat Children?

Clopidogrel has not been approved for use in children.

What Is Clopidogrel Used For? -- Off-Label Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend clopidogrel for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are several off-label uses for clopidogrel. These include:
  • Preventing the formation of a harmful clot following certain procedures, such as angioplasty with stent placement
  • Other interventions used to treat heart attacks or chest pain.
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