Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Clopilet 75 tablet is an antiplatelet medicine that is used to treat heart diseases to prevent clot formation in the blood and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related chest pain. It contains Clopidogrel as its active ingredient. Clopidogrel works by inhibiting the enzyme, responsible for the aggregation of platelets which prevents the process of blood clot formation. Clopilet ensures the smooth and normal flow of blood in the blood vessels. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in the correct doses and for the exact duration as prescribed. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor about your detailed medical history.
Uses of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Clopilet 75 tablet is used to prevent blood clots after certain procedures (cardiac stent), peripheral vascular disease, heart attack and stroke in patients with cardiovascular diseases. It is also used in the treatment of unstable angina.
Contraindications of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- If you are allergic to Clopidogrel or any other ingredients of Clopilet 75 tablet.
- If you have bleeding in the brain, stomach ulcer and liver disorders.
Side effects of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Stomach pain
- Bleeding of the nose and gums, black or tarry stool, blood in vomit or cough
- Flu-like symptoms, runny nose
- Acne-like rash
Precautions and Warnings of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Can I take Clopilet 75 tablet during pregnancy?
You should consult your doctor before using Clopilet 75 tablet as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
Can I take Clopilet 75 tablet while breastfeeding?
Clopilet 75 tablet is not considered safe while breastfeeding. However, the physician should be consulted before taking the medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Clopilet 75 tablet?
You may feel dizzy after taking Clopilet 75 tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Clopilet 75 tablet?
Consuming alcohol with Clopilet tablet can lead to an increase in the chances of stomach ulcers. Therefore, it should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any allergies to Clopidogrel or any other antiplatelet medicine
- You are suffering from any bleeding disorders
- You have problems with your liver
- You recently have had surgery
- You have any serious injury or trauma.
Mode of Action of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Clopidogrel inhibits the enzymes of the platelet aggregation pathway and prevents the platelets from sticking to each other. This maintains a smooth flow of blood in the blood vessels, thus decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots.
Directions for Use of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Clopilet 75 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- Clopidogrel is known to interact with certain medications like Efavirenz, Bupropion, Artemisinin, Cyclophosphamide, Ifosfamide, Ketamine, Phenytoin, Methadone, Nevirapine, Propofol, Sertraline and Selegiline.read less
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine or supplement you are currently taking before starting the treatment with Clopilet.
Interactions with food items
Clopilet 75 tablet can be taken with or without food.
Storage and disposal of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
- Store Clopilet tablet in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
- Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
- Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
Dosage of Clopilet 75mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
An overdose of Clopilet can lead to an increase in the side effects, especially the symptoms of bleeding. Sometimes the complications can be fatal. If you have taken too much of this medicine inform your doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, regular dosing should be continued. Extra medicine should not be taken for compensation of a missed dose as it may cause an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the use of Clopilet tablet?
A: Clopilet tablet is used to prevent blood clot formation in the blood vessels. Thus, reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related chest pain.
Q: How long should I take Clopilet tablets after bypass surgery?
A: Recovering from Cardiac bypass surgery takes time and everyone recovers at a slightly different pace. For best results, follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop this medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Q: Are Clopilet and Clopidogrel the same?
A: Yes, Clopilet contains Clopidogrel as an active ingredient, so both are the same.
Q: Is Clopilet and Clopitab same?
A: Clopidogrel is the active ingredient in both Clopilet and Clopitab and is generally used to prevent blood clot formation in the blood vessels. Both these medicines improve blood flow and thus reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart-related chest pain. However, you should only take this medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your medical history and diagnosis.
Q: What is the difference between Clopilet and Clopilet A?
A: Both Clopilet and Clopilet A are blood thinner medicines used to prevent blood clot formation. However, they differ in their compositions. Clopilet tablet contains a single constituent Clopidogrel whereas Clopilet A tablet contains a combination of Clopidogrel and Aspirin. Based on the cause of your illness, severity and other parameters, your doctor shall prescribe the suitable medicine to you. Refrain from self-medication as that could be harmful to you.
Q: How should Clopilet tablets be stored?
A: It should be stored in an airtight container. Keep away from sunlight, excessive heat and out of the reach of children and pets. Avoid using the medicine after the date of expiry. Do not use if there is any visible deterioration on the package.
Q: When and how should I use Clopilet tablet?
A: The tablet should be taken orally with or without food. Complete the entire course of the medicine. Avoid stopping the treatment without consulting the physician as discontinuation may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Q: What should I inform the doctor before taking Clopilet tablet?
A: The physician should be informed about all the ongoing medications, including natural or herbal supplements. Inform your physician if you have any recent surgery or injuries, bleeding disorders (arteries, brain, intestinal bleeding or stomach ulcers) and patients with severe liver disorders should provide complete medical and surgical history.
Q: What are the things to keep in mind while on treatment with Clopilet tablet?
A: Notify your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Make sure to inform your doctor if you are taking warfarin (blood thinner), aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs so that doctor can adjust your doses. The doctor should be informed about bleeding ulcers, brain haemorrhage or any other condition that causes severe bleeding if you have any.
Q: What diet should I follow while taking Clopilet tablet?
A: Unless specified by the physician, a regular diet should be continued during treatment.
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Last Updated on: 12 Apr 2021 | 09:52 AM (IST)
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