Clopidogrel (Iscover, Plavix) PBS listing extended to cardiac stent insertion
Published in NPS RADAR
Date published: About this date
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee noted that there is evidence that prescribing clopidogrel, in combination with aspirin, is best clinical practice to prevent blood clots reforming after cardiac stent insertion.1
Clopidogrel was PBS listed for ACS on 1 February 2009. For further information refer to the March 2009 NPS RADAR In Brief Item: Clopidogrel PBS listing extended to include acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in combination with aspirin.
- Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Public summary document for clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate, tablet 75 mg (base), Iscover, Plavix March 2009. Department of Health and Ageing - Clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate, tablet, 75 mg (base), Iscover®, Plavix®, March 2009 (accessed 14 July 2009).