Clopidogrel belongs to the class of medications called antiplatelets. Antiplatelets are used to prevent blood clots from forming by making the blood less "sticky". By preventing blood clots, this reduces the risk of you having a heart attack or stroke.
Inform your healthcare professional of these side-effects do not go away and interfere with your daily life.
Rare but serious side effects that need to seek medical advice immediately
Patients taking antiplatelets may have increased risk of bleeding. If you experience any serious bleeding, you should stop your medication and inform your healthcare professional immediately.
Serious bleeding may include one or more of the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If your experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare processional if:
Avoid taking large amount of grapefruit or its juice when you are taking this medication as it may interact with your mediation and reduce its effectiveness.
Some medications many interact with this medication and affect their effectiveness or increase the risk of the side-effects. However, these medications may also be important for your treatment. Inform your healthcare professional of the other medications your are currently taking.
Consult your healthcare professional if your are unsure whether your existing medications can be taken together with this medication.
If your forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
If your take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare processional for more information.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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