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Blood Modifier Agent

Can I drink alcohol when taking Plavix?

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  • A Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    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.

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