Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel

 

 

General English name: Clopidogrel

Brand: Grepid®, Plavix

Application: To prevent clot formation in blood vessels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of clopidogrel

Clopidogrel drug information

Dosage and method of taking clopidogrel

Contraindications to clopidogrel

Clopidogrel during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of clopidogrel on driving and working with machines

Clopidogrel drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking clopidogrel

Side effects of clopidogrel

Overdose of clopidogrel (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of Clopidogrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of clopidogrel

  • Tablet

 

Clopidogrel drug information

Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug. There are sticky cells in your blood called platelets; When you cut a part of your body, the platelets stick together to clot on your wound and close your wound. Sometimes platelets stick together inside blood vessels and cause blood clots (thrombosis) in the blood vessels. If thrombosis forms in the blood vessels around the heart, blood flow to the heart is reduced, the term Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) covers a wide range of disorders caused by this underlying problem. Sometimes your doctor will prescribe clopidogrel to control your condition if you have a history of heart attack or angina pain.

Antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel reduce platelet adhesion, which prevents platelets from sticking to an artery and forming thrombosis. This reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.

 

Dosage and method of taking clopidogrel

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with clopidogrel. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of clopidogrel varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given as a 75 mg tablet. Although there are two doses of clopidogrel tablets (75 and 300 mg), higher-dose tablets are only given as the first dose in some cases.
  • You can take this medicine at any time of the day when you are comfortable.
  • Do not take the missed dose if you forget to take your daily dose of clopidogrel at the same time and remember that it is close to one hour after the next dose (more than 12 hours after the previous dose). You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to clopidogrel

  • Note the expiration date of clopidogrel, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
  • Never give clopidogrel to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with clopidogrel, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Clopidogrel during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of clopidogrel on driving and working with machines

Clopidogrel may confuse or make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Clopidogrel drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this medication include tipranavir.

Check labels on all your medicines, especially painkillers or antipyretics (NSAIDs such as naproxen, aspirin, and ibuprofen), as their ingredients are similar to clopidogrel and may cause side effects. Intensify. If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

Clopidogrel can increase the risk of bleeding if taken with other antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin and aspirin. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking.

Clopidogrel may affect the action of other medicines, such as dasabovir, repaglinide.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking clopidogrel

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking clopidogrel:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you know you are at risk for bleeding - for example if you have a stomach ulcer or have recently had surgery.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of clopidogrel

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea: Try to eat simple foods without spices.
  • Bleeding, nosebleeds, bruising, subcutaneous bleeding: These are due to the action of this medicine, if these side effects become annoying and long lasting, consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of clopidogrel.

 

Overdose of clopidogrel (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take clopidogrel more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Clopidogrel

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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