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This medicine is used to prevent atherothrombotic events (sudden plaque formation leading to blood clot) in patients suffering from heart attack occurring within a few days to less than 35 days, ischemic stroke (blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) occurring within 7 days to less than 6 months, and peripheral artery disease (disease of arteries supplying the extremities).
It is also used in combination with aspirin to treat non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome- heart disorder (unstable angina or a type of heart attack).
The patients administered with this medicine may experience bleeding, gastrointestinal disturbances, skin reactions, nervous system disturbances, liver-associated disorders, white blood cell disorders, and Stevens-jhonson Syndrome (allergic reaction).
The patients with severe hepatic (liver) impairment, active bleeding due to damage to internal organs, and severe heart impairment or disorders should avoid use of this medicine.
Please do not start using this medicine immediately a few days after a heart attack.
The administration time for this medicine is variable, depending on each patient and his/her condition. Usually, this medicine is taken for 12 months maximally. Please consult your doctor before use.
Clopidogrel can be taken at any time of the day. However, it is advised that you take it at the same time every day. You can take it either before or after a meal. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember taking it.
It is best to avoid consumption of grapefruit and its juice during use of this medicine.
Clopidogrel is a platelet-activator and may improve endothelial function. It usually helps lower blood pressure.
Clopidogrel usually starts working within 2 hours. However, the time may vary.
This medicine is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and prevent secondary thrombotic cerebrovascular (formation of a clot or other blockage in one of the blood vessels of the brain) or cardiovascular disease (damage to blood vessels supplying the heart) following surgery.
It is also used in the treatment of COVID-19.
The patients administered with this medicine may experience bronchospasm (airway construction), gastrointestinal disturbances, allergic reactions, hemorrhages (loss of blood from damaged vessels), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo (spinning of the head), and increased bleeding.
The patients with active or history of peptic ulcers (intestinal inflammation), hemophilia (bleeding disorder) and other bleeding disorders, severe renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment, and children under 16 years (unless prescribed by your doctor) should avoid use of this medicine.
Please avoid alcohol as it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Also, avoid use of ibuprofen, Advil, and Motrin.
Aspirin may disrupt your sleeping, increasing the number of times you wake up. However, it may not affect your sleeping pattern at all.
Aspirin can be used to treat some heart disorders. However, it may increase the risk of bleeding as it is a blood-thinner. Therefore, consulting your doctor before using Aspirin is imperative.
It is recommended not to use Ibuprofen and Aspirin together. Ibuprofen may interfere with the beneficial actions of Aspirin for the heart. Therefore, unless prescribed by your doctor, do not use Ibuprofen and Aspirin together.
Aspirin may help lessen anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders. However, in severe cases, it is best to seek professional help.
You may take aspirin as an everyday pain-killer for conditions such as headaches, toothaches, and period pains.
The usual dose to prevent heart attack or stroke is 75 milligrams once a day. However, it may be higher, depending on your condition and its severity. Please consult your doctor for further guidance.
Aspirin does not thin the blood immediately. However, continuous and prolonged use may lead to blood-thinning. It can help prevent heart attack and stroke.
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