|Manufacturer||Healing Pharma India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Packaging Size||15 TAB|
Clopidogrel (Clopiheal 75) 75 mg tablet is a prodrug of a platelet inhibitor used to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. It reduces the risk of harmful blood clots forming in the body. Blood clots that form in a blood vessel inside the heart or brain can cause a heart attack or a stroke. It is also used with other medicines to prevent blood clots in people who have had stents inserted into their heart arteries.
Drug = Clopidogrel
Number of Pills Per Order = 15
Strength = 75 mg
Manufacturer = Healing Pharma
How To Take
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to make it at the same time each day.
Clopidogrel must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better.
Take Clopidogrel precisely as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Adult: Prophylaxis of thromboembolic disorders: 75 mg once daily.
Acute coronary syndrome ST-elevation MI: In combination with aspirin: 75 mg once daily. The loading dose is 300 mg for patients 75 years old and below. Continue treatment for at least four weeks.
Unstable angina, non-ST-elevation MI: In combination with aspirin: Initial: 300 mg loading dose, followed by 75 mg once daily for up to 12 months.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule. If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
If you think you may have used Clopidogrel more than the usual dose, please seek medical help immediately.
People with the following medical conditions should not take Clopidogrel:
- Active bleeding (e.g., peptic ulcer or intracranial hemorrhage).
Clopidogrel may have the following side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding at the puncture site
- Rarely, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, serum sickness, interstitial pneumonitis, lichen planus, and myalgia.
- Intracranial bleeding
- Gastrointestinal and retroperitoneal hemorrhage
- Blood dyscrasias
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Do not use Clopidogrel in people with the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Stomach ulcers
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any of these medicines:
- Mefenamic acid
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and non-prescription medicines.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Acarbose.
How Does It Work?
Clopidogrel is a selective adenosine diphosphate (ADP) inhibitor that binds to its platelet P2Y12 receptor and subsequent activation of the glycoprotein GPIIb/IIIa complex, thereby reducing platelet aggregation.
Clopidogrel is used to treat the following conditions:
- Prophylaxis of thromboembolic disorders
- Acute coronary syndrome
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- A patient who is intermediate or poor CYP2C19 metabolizers
- Patient at risk of increased bleeding from trauma
- Surgery or other pathological conditions
- Renal and hepatic impairment
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Avoid alcohol
- Store at 25°C.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Clopidogrel that is expired or out of date.