Clopilet Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine or a blood thinner that helps to prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in your blood vessels. This helps to lower the chances of you getting a heart attack or stroke. It is a widely used medicine for heart protection.
Clopilet Tablet is prescribed to people at high risk of heart disease. This includes people with peripheral vascular disease (blood circulation problems due to narrowing of blood vessels), recent heart attack or stroke, irregular heartbeats, and those who have undergone certain heart procedures like stenting. It is also used in combination with some other medicines for the treatment of heart attack and some types of heart-related chest pain (unstable angina).
This medicine may be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking this medicine, it may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
This medicine is not suitable for some people. Do not take it if you are bleeding from anywhere in the body such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the brain. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had a problem with your blood not clotting properly or if you have recently had a serious injury or surgery. This medicine may need to be stopped temporarily before planned surgery or dental treatment.
BENEFITS OF CLOPILET 75MG TABLET
Clopilet Tablet 15’s plays a vital role to prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in your blood vessels by making platelets (clotting agents) sticking together. Thus, it helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, unstable angina (heart related chest pain), peripheral arterial disease (blocked or poor blood flow due to narrowed blood vessels) in heart disease patients and patient who have undergone recent heart surgery with stent.
HOW TO USE CLOPILET TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Clopilet Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW CLOPILET TABLET WORKS
Clopilet Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Clopilet Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopilet Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clopilet Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Clopilet Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clopilet Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Clopilet Tablet is recommended.
Clopilet Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Clopilet Tablet is recommended.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CLOPILET TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Clopilet Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Clopilet
- Abdominal pain
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Q. What is Clopilet Tablet used for?
Clopilet Tablet is used to prevent formation of blood clots, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks or stroke. It facilitates smooth circulation of blood in the body by reducing the ability of the platelets to stick together, that could otherwise lead to formation of harmful clots in hardened blood vessels.
Q. Is Clopilet Tablet a blood thinner?
Yes, Clopilet Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine which is also known as a blood thinner. It makes your blood flow more easily through your blood vessels and prevents formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers your chances of heart attack or stroke.
Q. When should you take Clopilet Tablet?
You should take Clopilet Tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor. You can take it with or without food, at any time of the day. However, it is important to take it regularly at the same time each day for best results. This will also help you to remember to take it daily.
Q. Does Clopilet Tablet affect blood pressure?
Yes, Clopilet Tablet may rarely cause a decrease in blood pressure as a side effect. However, this is very rare and does not affect everyone. Consult your doctor if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, weak or have a blurred vision. These are signs and symptoms of low blood pressure and therefore, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Who should not take Clopilet Tablet?
Clopilet Tablet is not recommended for people who are allergic to it, have severe liver disease, have stomach ulcers, bleeding in the brain, or have a bleeding disorder known as hemophilia (disease in which blood does not clot normally).
Q. Can I take alcohol with Clopilet Tablet?
Yes, you can take alcohol with Clopilet Tablet. However, excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided as it can irritate the inner lining of the stomach and this increases the risk of developing a stomach ulcer later.
Q. Can Omeprazole be taken along with Clopilet Tablet?
Omeprazole ( a proton pump inhibitor or PPI used to treat and prevent indigestion) may interfere with the working of Clopilet Tablet and reduce the effect of Clopilet Tablet. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate PPI like lansoprazole, if you suffer from indigestion or if they judge that it would be beneficial to you. You should let your doctor know about all the medicines that have been prescribed to you before starting Clopilet Tablet. Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine.
Q. What are the side effects of taking Clopilet Tablet?
The most common side effect of Clopilet Tablet is bleeding. This may lead to bruising on the skin, nosebleeds, blood in the urine or stools (black tarry stools), or heavier periods than usual in females. Rarely, bleeding may also occur in the head, eyes, lungs, or joints and may even be severe. In case you have a minor injury, such as a small cut while shaving, bleeding may take longer than usual to stop. Get emergency medical help if the bleeding is profuse, does not stop on it’s own, or bothers you. Other side effects of Clopilet Tablet that may be seen occasionally in some people include diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion or heartburn. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects persist or worry you.
Q. What will happen if I stop taking Clopilet Tablet?
If you stop taking Clopilet Tablet suddenly, your chances of heart attack or stroke may increase. These conditions can be fatal. Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor, otherwise your condition may worsen. Continue taking Clopilet Tablet for as long as prescribed by your doctor to get maximum benefit.
Q. How long does it take Clopilet Tablet to start working? How long do I need to take it?
Clopiogrel starts working within 2 hours of taking it. Continue taking it as long as your doctor has advised you. You may have to take it for a few weeks or months, or you may have to take it for the rest of your life.
Pack size – 15
Pack form – tablet
weight – 6 (gms)
Dimensions – 3 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 1 (cm)
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