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Side effects of Plavix, a popular blood thinner, may cause certain users to face an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, internal bleeding, ulcers and a potentially life-threatening blood condition, known as Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP).

PLAVIX LAWSUIT STATUS: As a result of the manufacturers’ failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with their drug, Plavix lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits. Plavix cases are currently pending in several courts throughout the United States.


MANUFACTURERS: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi Aventis.

OVERVIEW: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blockbuster blood thinner which prevents platelets from sticking together to form blood clots. The medication was approved in 1997 and has been used by millions of people throughout the United States, generating annual sales of more than $9 billion for the drug makers.

A number of Plavix lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals who have suffered serious and potentially life-threatening injuries, alleging that the drug maker failed to adequately research the medication or warn about safer alternatives that may be available.

PLAVIX SIDE EFFECTS: Although Plavix has been promoted as superior to Aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, some studies have found that the medication may carry no significant benefit and Plavix side effects may actually increase the risk for some users. For individuals with high cholesterol or high blood pressure, Plavix may increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke or serious bleed. For users with a history of gastrointestinal problems, the blood thinner may increase the risk of recurrent ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding when compared with Aspirin and a heartburn pill.

PLAVIX INEFFECTIVENESS: Some studies have suggested that a large segment of the population may have a genetic factor that greatly reduces the effectiveness of Plavix. People with the CYP2C19 gene variant have a reduced functioning liver enzyme that is supposed to convert Plavix from its inactive form to its active form. This potentially reduces its ability to prevent blood clots. In March 2009, the FDA announced a new Plavix black box warning alerting doctors and patients to the risk of serious or potentially life-threatening injuries that individuals with the gene variant could suffer while on Plavix.

In addition, some studies have also indicated that Prilosec, Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors may also reduce Plavix effectiveness. In November 2009, the FDA issued a public health advisory warning that the combined use of Plavix with Prilosec may interfere with the blood thinner, increasing the risk of a heart attack, death or other injury.

PLAVIX TTP BLOOD DISORDER: Side effects of Plavix have been linked to an increased risk of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or TTP. The rare blood condition, in which the number of blood platelets is significantly reduced, is a very serious condition that can be fatal approximately 10% to 20% of the time.

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  1. Donna Reply

    Has anyone heard anything at all on the Plavix Lawsuits, and what is going on???? Thanks

  2. JSmiles Reply

    I’ve been off plavix now for almost 6 months with no reoccuring cardiac spasms or hospitalizations which was not the case during the 3 1/2 years I was taking plavix. No one in Bowling Green, Kentucky would take my case… I’m not sure why. Can someone explain to me why I cannot join the class action?

  3. george Reply

    Probably you can’t join because you haven’t had a problem for 3 1/2 years. I think there is a limitation of 2 years. Hope this helps.

  4. ron Reply

    George i disagree. The first ones had a statue of limitations but the next ones did not and they are in the class before they come out with the black label warnings.

  5. Mike F Reply

    I just spoke with my attorney’s office the case is still in discovery and there might be some settlements coming up in the fall so that’s what I got from call me attorneys office today and if your attorney sent you a copy of the case read the case it’s a very interesting case on what they did how in the amount what they charge for Plavix compared to an aspirin after they got caught by the FDA it’s really interesting what’s going on with that and then if there is a settlement if Blue Cross or Blue Shield or Medicare paid for some of the medicine then he’ll put a lien on your suit so they recover their cost

  6. Don Reply

    As of this writing (3/6/17) I have not heard any information on this case. Is it near settlement or what? Been waiting since 2012. I am just curious
    ask to where we stand as of 3/6/17.

  7. Beth Reply

    I received Plavix post brain aneurysm in 2007 and kept bruising. About 4 years after I started , I had an Ovarian hemorrhage. I was in the hospital for a week and had chemical peritonitis for 3 months. It was at least 3 years later that a doc checked me for the mutation , which I have. Is it too late for me to file ?

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