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General Information on Ticlopidine

Generic Name : Ticlopidine

Pronunciation : tye kloe' pi deen

Latest prescription information about Ticlopidine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ticlopidine

Why is Ticlopidine Prescribed? (Indications)

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.

When should Ticlopidine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, intracranial bleeding, stomach bleeding, liver impairment and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ticlopidine?

PO- The recommended dose is 250 mg two times per day taken with food.

How should Ticlopidine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ticlopidine?

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.

What are the side effects of Ticlopidine?

  Most Common: Diarrhea, rash, nausea, vomiting, GI pain and decrease in neutrophils.
  Miscellaneous: Loss of appetite, bruising, flatulence, itching and abnormal liver function.

What are the other precautions for Ticlopidine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ticlopidine?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15 to 30C) and in an airtight container.

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