Definition

Clopidogrel is a potent oral antiplatelet agent often used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis under the trade name Plavix. -- Wikipedia; Clopidogrel is a potent oral antiplatelet agent often used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. It is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis under the trade name Plavix. It is also marketed in the generic form by Apotex, a large Canadian generic pharmaceutical company, though an injunction to withhold further shipments of their form is in effect while patent issues are dealt with. In 2005 it was the world's second highest selling pharmaceutical with sales of US$5.9 billion. [HMDB]