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Clopidogrel 75 Mg Tablet

clopidogrel 75 mg tablet

Clopidogrel 75 Mg

Clopidogrel is used to prevent heart attacks and strokes in persons with heart disease (recent heart attack), recent stroke, or blood circulation disease (peripheral vascular disease).It is also used with aspirin to treat new/worsening chest pain (new heart attack, unstable angina) and to keep blood vessels open.

What is clopidogrel?

Clopidogrel oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Plavix. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.

Clopidogrel only comes in the form of a tablet you take by mouth.

Why it’s used

Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood clots if you have chest pain, peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation in your legs), a heart attack, or stroke.

This drug may be used as part of a combination therapy. That means you may need to take it with other drugs. Your doctor will decide if you should use this drug with other drugs, such as aspirin.

How it works

Clopidogrel belongs to a class of drugs called platelet inhibitors or thienopyridine class inhibitors of P2Y12 ADP platelet receptors. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Platelets are blood cells that help your blood clot normally. Clopidogrel helps prevent platelets from sticking together. This stops them from forming blood clots.

Precautions

Before taking clopidogrel, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar antiplatelet drugs (thienopyridines such as prasugrel); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding conditions (such as stomach ulcers, bleeding in the brain/eye), recent surgery, serious injury/trauma, liver disease, bleeding disease (such as hemophilia).

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clopidogrel 75 MG Tablet

White patches in the mouth or on the tongueSEVERE

  • Redness of skinSEVERE
  • Difficulty in breathingSEVERE
  • Blood in urine and stoolsSEVERERARE
  • HeadacheSEVERERARE
  • Change in tasteRARE
  • DiarrheaRARE
  • Loss of appetiteRARE
  • Joint painRARE
  • Abdominal pain

Drug

See also How to Use section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.A product that may interact with this drug is: tipranavir.If you are currently taking aspirin, consult your doctor promptly and ask whether to continue or stop taking it with this medication for your specific condition (aspirin and clopidogrel may be used in combination after a coronary stent procedure, or for some heart conditions).

Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

A product that may interact with this drug is: tipranavir.

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