• rcurich rcurich
    June 17, 2008
    Is there a generic drug for Plavix
    rcurich rcurich
    June 17, 2008

    Generic equivalent for Plavix?

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    June 19, 2008
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    June 19, 2008

    rcurich,

     

    Thanks for your question.  Plavix is a popular blood thinner that is used to help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and clots in blood vessels is also known by its generic name - clopidogrel. 

     

    There is presently no generic available on the market.  In 2006, a Canadian company released generic clopidogrel, but was quickly withdrawn due to a patent dispute.  A European company also claims to be close to releasing this generic, but a patent dispute is likely to occur again.  Bristol-Myers Squibb currently has the patent on Plavix, which is not due to expire until 2011.

     

    I hope this information has been helpful.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.

    • Bill
      August 31, 2009
      Bill
      August 31, 2009

      A Canadian pharmacy offers a product they call Plavix made by a company other than Bristol Meyers Squibb. Is this a true copy of Plavix?

      Thank you Bill Pardey

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    • Ken
      Ken
      December 30, 2009
      Ken
      Ken
      December 30, 2009

      The generic version is back on the Canadian market...I just bought some for less than a third of the price of Plavix....

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    • tamali
      January 26, 2010
      tamali
      January 26, 2010

      I bought my Plavix online via www.medsheaven.com and its worth the shot.

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    • OrlandoA
      June 02, 2010
      OrlandoA
      June 02, 2010

      Thanks

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  • 1damital October 19, 2009
    1damital
    October 19, 2009

    the drug warfarin sodium is in my drug tier as a generic for plavix, is this true?

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  • BobbMr June 07, 2010
    BobbMr
    June 07, 2010

    I usually purchase Generic Plavix at Gomedstore online Pharmacy

    They offer trusted quality drug with a reasonable price online and their service is also very good!!

     

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  • phdaddy December 20, 2010
    phdaddy
    December 20, 2010

    Another source is Planet Drugs Direct in Texas. They sell it for $88 for 180 if you look in the right search pages for that price. Trustworthy service and the pills from Mumbai India work well.  Sky

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  • Marty B March 22, 2010
    Marty B
    March 22, 2010

    Hi,

    I been been buying generic plavix online from www.4rx.com for years now. I buy 180 tablets for about 64.00 plus shipping. I believe it comes to about 50 cents a pill. Each pill comes in a foil wrapper and from a company CIPLA which has been in business since 1900. If you have an opportunity please tell them I referred you. My user name is Martinyb on their site.  Good luck to you. I had a cardiac arrest in 2004 at age 51 and another heart attack at age 56 in 2008. I work out daily, try and eat right and take the meds...I'm still alive here in Los Angeles and appreciate everyday....Best of luck to you too.....Marty B.

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    • mawbelle
      June 30, 2010
      mawbelle
      June 30, 2010

      Hi Marty, do you feel that it is the same as Plavix?  I had double by-pass two yrs ago and have to be on Plavix the rest of my life...Since my husband is disabled and I don't make a lot of money at my job, I have a hard time purchasing my Plavix and have missed a month quite often..You can reply to me at

      cajunmawmawbelle@yahoo.com...thanks for your input

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  • rcurich November 22, 2010
    rcurich
    November 22, 2010

    is there a generic for plavix

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  • markoze November 04, 2010
    markoze
    November 04, 2010

    The date today is 11/04/2010.  I had a heart attack and The doctors prescribed Plavix which is $80.00 for 30 pills.  Too much for me and then I was told there is no generic nor equivalant for Plavix.  I reserched this and figured the Doctors were just not telling the truth.  Maybe they get a kick back.  Anyway I got them through Bigmountaindrugs.com.  They get them from India.  The company that makes them is CIPLA LDT.  I get 200 pills for around $ 60.00.  I have been using them for 6 months now and it may be a life time prescription.  Also, A BIB FYI, the patent Brystal Myers holds on these expire some time in 2011 so if you need it, you now have imfo/

    thanks,  marko

     

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