Clopidogrel 75 mg tablets
What Clopidogrel is used for:
It is taken by adults to prevent blood clots (thrombi) forming in hardened blood vessels (arteries), a process known as atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events (such as stroke, heart attack, or death).
Do not use Clopidogrel:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clopidogrel or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have a medical condition that is currently causing bleeding such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding within the brain
- If you suffer from severe liver disease
Warnings and precautions:
If any of the situations mentioned below apply to you, you should tell your doctor before taking clopidogrel:
- if you have a risk of bleeding such as
- a medical condition that puts you at risk of internal bleeding (such as a stomach ulcer)
- a blood disorder that makes you prone to internal bleeding (bleeding inside any tissues, organs or joints of your body)
- a recent serious injury
- a recent surgery (including dental)
- a planned surgery (including dental) in the next seven days
- if you have had a clot in an artery of your brain (ischemic stroke) which occurred within the last seven days
- if you have kidney or liver disease
- if you have had an allergy or reaction to any medicine used to treat your disease
Possible side effects:
Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue, feel faint, or have difficulty breathing. Stop using the product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body.
Other medicines and Clopidogrel:
- You should specifically tell your doctor if you take
- medicines that may increase your risk of bleeding such as:
- oral anticoagulants, medicines used to reduce blood clotting,
- a non‑steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, usually used to treat painful and/or inflammatory conditions of muscle or joints,
- heparin or any other injectable medicine used to reduce blood clotting,
- ticlopidine, other antiplatelet agent, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (including but not restricted to fluoxetine or fluvoxamine), medicines usually used to treat depression,
- omeprazole or esomeprazole, medicines to treat upset stomach,
- fluconazole or voriconazole, medicines to treat fungal infections,
- efavirenz, or other anti-retroviral medicines (used to treat HIV infections),
- carbamazepine, a medicine to treat some forms of epilepsy,
- moclobemide, medicine to treat depression,
- repaglinide, medicine to treat diabetes,
- paclitaxel, medicine to treat cancer,
How to use Clopidogrel:
The recommended dose, including for patients with a condition called ‘atrial fibrillation’ (an irregular heartbeat), is one 75 mg tablet of Clopidogrel per day to be taken orally with or without food, and at the same time each day.
If you have experienced severe chest pain (unstable angina or heart attack), your doctor may give you 300 mg of Clopidogrel (1 tablet of 300 mg or 4 tablets of 75 mg) once at the start of treatment. Then, the recommended dose is one 75 mg tablet of Clopidogrel per day as described above.
How to store Clopidogrel:
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and on the blister, after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
- Refer to the storage conditions on the carton. If Clopidogrel is supplied in PVC/PVDC/aluminum blisters, store below 30°C.If Clopidogrel is supplied in all aluminum blisters, it does not require any special storage conditions.
- Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible sign of deterioration.
- Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste