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Clopidogrel : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Clopidogrel with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet agent, that is, a drug that inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together as part of a blood clot. is prescribed either alone or with other medications for prevention or treatment of stroke and heart attack (which are usually caused by blood clots) in persons who are at high risk.

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Clopidogrel Interactions with Food and Herbs

Ginkgo Biloba: When you take clopidogrel, you should not take ginkgo biloba as it increases the risk of bleeding.

Clopidogrel Interactions with Alcohol

Intake of alcohol with clopidogrel can increase the chances of bleeding from the stomach.
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How to Take the Medication -

Take clopidogrel with food and plenty of water. You should not start or stop it on your own. Stick to the recommended dose. Read the instructions before use and follow exactly as directed.
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