CLOPIDOGREL BISULFATE- clopidogrel tablet, film coated
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Clopidogrel Tablets, USP
(kloe pid′ oh grel)
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking clopidogrel tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about clopidogrel tablets?
Call your doctor right away if you have any of these signs or symptoms of bleeding:
Do not stop taking clopidogrel tablets without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. People who stop taking clopidogrel tablets too soon have a higher risk of having a heart attack or dying. If you must stop clopidogrel tablets because of bleeding, your risk of a heart attack may be higher.
What are clopidogrel tablets?
Clopidogrel tablets are a prescription medicine used to treat people who have any of the following:
Clopidogrel tablets are used alone or with aspirin to lower your chance of having another serious problem with your heart or blood vessels such as heart attack, stroke, or blood clot that can lead to death.
Platelets are blood cells that help your blood clot normally. Clopidogrel tablets help to prevent platelets from sticking together and forming a clot that can block an artery.
It is not known if clopidogrel tablets are safe and effective in children.
Who should not take clopidogrel tablets?
Do not take clopidogrel tablets if you:
What should I tell my doctor before taking clopidogrel tablets?
Before you take clopidogrel tablets, tell your doctor if you:
Tell all of your doctors and your dentist that you are taking clopidogrel tablets. They should talk to the doctor who prescribed clopidogrel tablets for you before you have any surgery or invasive procedure.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription, non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Clopidogrel tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how clopidogrel tablets work. See “What is the most important information I should know about clopidogrel tablets?”
Clopidogrel tablets may increase blood levels of other medicines such as repaglinide (Prandin®).
Taking clopidogrel tablets with certain other medicines may increase your risk of bleeding.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take clopidogrel tablets?
What are the possible side effects of clopidogrel tablets?
Clopidogrel tablets can cause serious side effects including:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Tell your doctor if you develop an allergic reaction including skin reactions while taking clopidogrel tablets.
These are not all the possible side effects of clopidogrel tablets. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store clopidogrel tablets?
Keep clopidogrel tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about clopidogrel tablets
Medicines are sometimes used for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take clopidogrel tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give clopidogrel tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about clopidogrel tablets. If you would like more information, talk to your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about clopidogrel tablets that was written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, call Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-877-446-3679 (1-877-4-INFO-RX).
What are the ingredients in clopidogrel tablets?
Active ingredient: clopidogrel bisulfate
Inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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