Plavix is not a habit forming drug, meaning that all medical evidence strongly suggests you will not through a withdrawal once you stop taking the medication. What will change is
that your blood will start clotting up again as the medication leaves your system and this could leave you vulnerable to a heart attack or stroke, particulary in the first few months after you stop taking the drug. This could be a symptom of your body getting used to blood clotting faster again or a sign that your health was too poor to stop taking the drug. Plavix (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000040)is a medication used by patients who may be at risk for a stroke or heart attack. It is classified medically as an antiplatelet drug. Plavix is also commonly used to treat patients recovering from certain types of heart surgery, including patients who have received a stent or those with prosthetic heart valves. It prevents potentially serious clotting from occurring. The generic name for the drug is Clodipogrel Bisulfate.