Clopidogrel side effects

Hi all
Does anyone on clopidogrel have a feeling of something in back of throat like a tickly cough similar to gastric reflux. I did not have this prior to stroke. Also is there an alternative drug?

I take Clopidogrel and am fine with it.

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@scott.mcque i take clopidogrel and I’m ok.

What BP medication are you on?

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I am on amlodipine, Indapamide and ramipril.
I was just looking at clopidogrel possible side effects on nhsinform site

I couldn’t take amlodipine as I used to cough

I’ve been ok on Clopidogrel. There are alternatives I believe. Chat to your dr / pharmacist & see if they’ll change it for you.

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I’m OK with amlodine as I was taking it before stroke

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Hi @scott.mcque, I had an allergic reaction to Clopidogrel … and am now on Aspirin :sparkles:


My Clopidrogrel tastes pretty foul but is at least small enough to swallow whole quite easily. The Atorvastatin that I’ve been given this time from the pharmacy is like a horse pill - a pain in the neck, or at least the throat, to swallow. It doesn’t have too many side effects although I do take Lansoprazole to guard against reflux as I have a pre-existing hiatus hernia.


@FionaB1 i agree re Atorvastatin. They are huge. I was on 40 mg & thought they were big enough. Then the dr increased my dose to 80 mg & they are even bigger :scream:
I take lansoprazole to stop acid reflux too. @scott.mcque maybe you could ask about a reflux tablet?

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Wow @Mrs5K i only used to take 20 mgs as I refused 40mgs

@Loshy i received a random phone call from my GP to say I was on wrong dose as medical guidance said stroke patients should take 80 mg. I questioned it with consultant later & they said she was right although they only normally gave 40 mg. They said they wouldn’t interfere with GP. I will ask again at my med review though.

@Mrs5K interested to know what everyone else’s dose they are taking for Atorvastatin??

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Thanks Fiona. I take 30mg lanzoprozal twice a day.

Hi, I found that Ramipril caused a really annoying tickly cough and I was then changed to Losartan, which so far seems to have done the trick with no other side affects. Unfortunately it does seem to be a case of trial and error regarding medication following a stroke.

Good luck trying to find whatever works for you.

Regards Sue

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Hi @Loshy - I take 60mg of Atorvastatin. The hospital started me off on 40mg but when I saw the stroke consultant she thought my cholesterol was too high and increased it. Luckily I’ve had no side effects from it.

Hi all since january was on atorvastin 40mg clopidogrel 75mg lansoprazole30mg plus 2000 mg of paracetamol for joint and back pain doctors have just dropped the lansoprazole to 15 mg all daily i walk like a snail and rattle like a snake

@JSCAPM i suppose it’s if your cholesterol is over the normal limit. Mine was 4.3 but they still have me on statins but only a low dose.

40mg rugby ball shaped pill daily. Plus tiny pink clopidogrol are my daily drugs plus paracetamol when needed for headaches and relieve the pain of tightness .

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Hope your week is going ok?

Andy x

Hi scott

Sorry mate but ive not noticed any side effects on Clopidogrol…although i do call it sloppydogpoo coz im 53 going on 12 !!!

Makes me chuckle anyway!!!

Hope you get sorted ok