Clopidogrel is generally used in treatment for prevention of blood clots. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.
increased bleeding tendency
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Clopidogrel, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Clopidogrel is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug. It makes the condition better by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Clopidogrel a narcotic substance? No. Clopidogrel is not narcotic substance. It is an antiplatelet medication and is used in the management of heart attack and unstable angina.
Q. Is Clopidogrel an anticoagulant? NAME belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs and is not an anticoagulant. However, both the antiplatelet and anticoagulants work against preventing the formation of clots in the blood vessels but they work in different ways. Antiplatelets inhibits the formation of platelets whereas anticoagulants interfere with the proteins in the blood that are responsible for the coagulation process.
Q. Is Clopidogrel a beta blocker? NAME belongs to a class of medicines called antiplatelet drugs and is not a beta blocker. Platelets are tiny blood cells that clump together during a blood clotting process. Antiplatelets drugs decrease the formation of blood clots(known as thrombosis) by preventing this clumping.
Q. Is Clopidogrel a Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID)? Clopidogrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs and is not a Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID).
Q. How long can I take Clopidogrel for? Use Clopidogrel only for a duration as prescribed by your physician.
Q. Is Clopidogrel a blood thinner? Clopidogrel belongs to a group of drugs called antiplatelet drugs. It is a blood thinner medicine which reduces the possibility of blood clots forming in the body.
Q. Is Clopidogrel a statin? Clopidogrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs and is not a statin.
Q. Is Clopidogrel an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor? Clopidogrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs and is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
Q. Does Clopidogrel cause weight gain? NAME is not said to cause weight gain. Consult your doctor if you note weight gain after or while taking NAME.
Q. Does Clopidogrel lower blood pressure? NAME is not said to lower blood pressure. However, consult your doctor, if you experience low blood pressure after taking NAME as proper treatment and diagnosis are required.
Q. Does Clopidogrel cause bruising? One of the common side effect of NAME is bruising. Inform your doctor if you experience brusing while taking NAME.
Q. Does Clopidogrel cause constipation? One of the uncommon side effects of Clopidogrel is constipation.
Q. Does Clopidogrel cause itching? Clopidogrel can produce itching as an unusual side effect. Contact your physician immediately if you undergo swelling in mouth or skin disorders like rashes, itching, blisters of the skin. These may be the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
You have been prescribed Clopidogrel to help prevent blood clots.For best results, take it at the same time every day.Clopidogrel increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Clopidogrel temporarily.
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