|Full Name:||Clopidogrel Test|
The following information provides a overview of the Clopidogrel Test test.
Clopidogrel is used to prevent strokes and heart attacks by preventing clot formation in the blood. Up to 30% of people do not respond to clopidogrel treatment and are regarded as being resistant to it. This drug has to be activated by conversion to another substance (prodrug ). There are a number of enzymes known to be involved including CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP3A4, MDR1 and CYP3A5.
Co-medication is cautioned with drugs that interact with any of the pathways involved in the processing. Several drug-drug interactions have been published including severe ones involving the class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors.
A genetic test for CYP2C19 is recommended.
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