This medication is a platelet aggregation inhibitor, prescribed for reducing the risk of thrombotic stroke. It works by thinning the blood that helps to reduce the risk of blood clots.
Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, intracranial bleeding, stomach bleeding, liver impairment and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg two times per day taken with food.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood or immune disorders, liver or kidney problems, bleeding/blood clotting disorders, high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Most Common:
Diarrhea, rash, nausea, vomiting, GI pain and decrease in neutrophils.
• Miscellaneous: Loss of appetite, bruising, flatulence, itching and abnormal liver function.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C) and in an airtight container.
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