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    Brand Name: CLOPITAB

    Generic Name: Clopidogrel

    Clopitab is used to prevent blood clots in people with recent heart attack or stroke. It belongs to a class of medications called antiplatelet drugs. This medication helps smooth flow of blood in your body, thereby preventing harmful blood clots. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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    Bio-equivalent drugs for Clopitab are Clopidogrel, Clavix, Clopilet and Deplatt
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What is Clopitab used for?

Clopitab is used to prevent blood clots in people with recent heart attack or stroke. It belongs to a class of medications called antiplatelet drugs. This medication helps smooth flow of blood in your body, thereby preventing harmful blood clots. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Clopitab?

The dosage of Clopitab prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Clopitab can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Clopitab?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Clopitab medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Clopitab?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Clopitab, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Clopitab?

  • Dexlansoprazole
  • Etravirine
  • Fluconazole
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvastatin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Tamoxifen
  • Voriconazole
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Clopitab.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Clopitab, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Clopitab can interact with antifungal medications and blood thinners.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Clopitab?

Like other medicines, Clopitab can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Clopitab are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Clopitab cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Clopitab develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Clopitab can cause side effects such as diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, runny nose, cough, sore throat, and nausea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Clopitab.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Clopitab?

Is it possible for me to take Clopitab with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Clopitab?
What are the possible drug interactions of Clopitab?
How will Clopitab work in my body?
How should Clopitab be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Clopitab drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Clopitab is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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