Clopilet 150mg Tablet
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
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The composition of Clopilet 150mg Tab includes clopidogrel, which is an anti-platelet medication used for the prevention of harmful blood clots in the blood vessels. The generic name of Clopilet 150mg Tab is Clopidogrel.
Uses of Clopilet 150mg Tab
The uses of Clopilet 150mg Tab are to reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes in patients with heart diseases, recent stroke or blood circulation disorders (peripheral vascular disease). It is also useful for chest pain and to stop the formation of blood clots after certain procedures (such as after placing a coronary stent).
Contraindications of Clopilet 150mg Tab
This medicine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to clopidogrel or its constituents, have liver disease or an active bleeding condition (such as gastric ulcers or brain haemorrhage).
Side effects of Clopilet 150mg Tab
The side effects that can arise after the administration of Clopilet 150mg Tab include abdominal pain, blood in urine, stool, cough and vomit, heartburn, diarrhoea, dizziness, indigestion, headache, acne-like rash, fever and signs of infection, Breathing problems, nosebleeds, jaundice, allergic reaction
Precautions and Warnings of Clopilet 150mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is probably safe to use the medicine during pregnancy. However, there is limited information available on the same. Discuss it with your physician before taking this medicine.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is not recommended during breastfeeding as it is not considered safe. Discuss with your doctor about the benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The driving ability of an individual is not affected after consuming this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Drinking a large amount of alcohol can increase the risk of stomach irritation after the administration of this medicine. When alcohol is taken with the medicine, it can result in stomach ulcers.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before taking this medicine, kindly inform your doctor if you: are already taking any medications; have had any recent surgery or serious injury/trauma and have or have had bleeding conditions such as ulcers, brain haemorrhage, etc.
Mode of Action of Clopilet 150mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Platelets stick together during the process of blood clotting. So, the medicine works by inhibiting an enzyme that prevents this clumping and, thereby, reduces the formation of blood clots. This results in the blood to flow smoothly in the blood vessels.
Directions for Use of Clopilet 150mg Tab
Clopilet 150mg Tab should be used as prescribed by your doctor. The medicinal tablet should be swallowed (not crushed or chewed) as a whole with or without food.
Interactions of Clopilet 150mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
No known interactions of Clopilet 150mg Tab with food have been reported.
Other general Interactions
Patients with bleeding disorders must take extra caution while taking this medicine. In that case, please consult your doctor for dosage and alternatives.
Storage and disposal of Clopilet 150mg Tab
Clopilet 150mg Tab should be stored at room temperature in its original packaging away from heat, moisture and the reach of children. If the medication has expired, contact your pharmacist to know about the correct disposal method. Proper care should be maintained not to dispose of this medicine via any wastewater.
Dosage of Clopilet 150mg Tab
The overdose of Clopilet 150mg Tab can result into unusual bleeding or bruising. Seek emergency medical treatment or tell your doctor if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
You can take the missed dose of the medicine when you recall as long as it is not the time for your impending dose. Continue with the scheduled dosage of Clopilet 150mg Tab if that is the case. Double doses should be strictly avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does the medicine take to start working?
A: The medicine starts showing its effects in two hours after its oral consumption.
Q: How long does the effect of the medicine stay?
A: The effect of the medicine stays for an average duration of 12 hours after its administration.
Q: Is this medicine addictive in nature?
A: There are no reports that have suggested that this medicine is addictive.
Q: Can I take vaccinations when using Clopilet 150mg Tab?
A: You can take vaccinations while on the prescription of this medicine.
Q: Is this medicine safe for children?
A: There are no studies that have established the safety of this medicine in children. Hence, it should not be used in patients younger than 18 years of age.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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