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.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Rosuvastatin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Rosuvastatin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
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.
Rosuvastatin belongs to the class of lipid-lowering drugs (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors/Statins). It blocks the enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required to make cholesterol in the body. As a result, it lowers triglycerides, "bad" cholesterol (LDL) in the bod
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.
Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called â€œbadâ€ cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called â€œgoodâ€ cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with grapefruit juice?
Yes, Rosuvastatin can be taken with grapefruit juice. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with clopidogrel?
Rosuvastatin can be taken along with clopidogrel. Rosuvastatin does not interfere with the antiplatelet action of clopidogrel. However, a high dose of clopidogrel can increase the Rosuvastatin blood concentration by 2-fold causing more chances of the side effects, so a dose adjustment for Rosuvastatin may be needed.
Q. Why should Rosuvastatin be taken at night?
Rosuvastatin acts by blocking an enzyme which is important for cholesterol synthesis in our body. The activity of this enzyme is more at night time, so, it is advisable to take Rosuvastatin in the evening hours after a meal or just before going to bed to have maximum effect. However, Rosuvastatin being a longer acting statin can be taken at any time of day.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with pantoprazole?
Yes, Rosuvastatin can be used along with pantoprazole. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Rosuvastatin with gemfibrozil?
Concomitant use of Rosuvastatin with gemfibrozil should be avoided. Gemfibrozil can increase the blood levels of Rosuvastatin and damage your muscles. If you are taking both the drugs, be careful and look for any muscle symptoms. Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness or dark colored urine.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Rosuvastatin with ezetimibe?
Rosuvastatin, when used with ezetimibe, helps in a better decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to Rosuvastatin alone and without any increase in side effects. This combination is very beneficial in high-risk cardiovascular disease patients as its use can decrease the risk of atherosclerotic plaque rupture and heart attack. However, ezetimibe can increase the blood levels of Rosuvastatin, so a dose adjustment may be needed when they are used together.
Q. Can I take calcium supplements with Rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin should not be taken with calcium supplements as calcium can decrease its absorption and hence lowers the blood levels of Rosuvastatin. This can lead to a decrease in efficacy of Rosuvastatin to lower blood cholesterol levels. To avoid this effect, there should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines.
Q. Is Rosuvastatin a narcotic substance?
No, Rosuvastatin is not a narcotic substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.