No, you should not drink alcohol when taking the medication Plavix (also known as clopidogrel bisulfate). Alcohol can increase your risk of bleeding, especially in your stomach or intestines, and can make the potential side effects of Plavix worse (bruising, bleeding that won't stop). Plavix helps prevent unwanted blood clots that can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Plavix can make it easier for you to bleed.
- Q Are there any risks in taking Plavix?
- Q Can I keep taking Plavix while I have a root canal dental treatment?
- Q Does Pantoprazole have any interaction with Plavix?
- Q How does Plavix interact with other medications or foods?
- Q Can I keep taking Plavix while I have minor surgery to treat hemorrhoids?
- Q What is the link between Plavix and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura?