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Clopidogrel bisulfate (Plavix) is an antiplatelet drug prescribed for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in high risk individuals. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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