CLOPIDOGREL- clopidogrel tablet, film coated
2. Clopidogrel tablets can cause bleeding which can be serious and can sometimes lead to death. Clopidogrel tablet is a blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. While you take clopidogrel tablets:
Do not stop taking clopidogrel tablets, USP without talking to the doctor who prescribes it for you. People who are treated with a stent, and stop taking clopidogrel tablets too soon, have a higher risk of getting a blood clot on the stent, 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 is Clopidogrel?
Clopidogrel is a prescription medicine used to treat people who have any of the following:
Clopidogrel tablet is 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 helps to prevent platelets from sticking together and forming a clot that can block an artery.
It is not known if clopidogrel tablet is safe and effective in children.
Who should not take clopidogrel tablets, USP?
Do not take clopidogrel tablets if you:
Before you take clopidogrel tablets, USP, tell your doctor if you:
Tell all of your doctors and your dentist that you are taking clopidogrel tablets, USP. They should talk to the doctor who prescribed clopidogrel tablets, USP 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, USP may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how clopidogrel tablets, USP works. See "What is the most important information I should know about clopidogrel tablets, USP?"
Taking clopidogrel tablets, USP with certain other medicines may increase your risk of bleeding. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
How should I take clopidogrel tablets, USP?
Clopidogrel tablets, USP can cause serious side effects including:
● A blood clotting problem called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). TTP can happen with clopidogrel tablets, USP, sometimes after a short time (less than 2 weeks). TTP is a blood clotting problem where blood clots form in blood vessels; and can happen anywhere in the body. TTP needs to be treated in a hospital right away, because it may cause death. Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms and they can not be explained by another medical condition:
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, USP?
● Store clopidogrel tablets at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
Keep clopidogrel tablets, USP and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about clopidogrel tablets, USP
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, USP. 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.
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What are the ingredients in clopidogrel tablets, USP?
Active ingredient: clopidogrel bisulfate
Tablet: glyceryl behenate, hydrogenated castor oil, hydroxypropylcellulose, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose and polyethylene glycol 6000 as inactive ingredients.
Film coating: iron oxide red, hypromellose 2910, lactose monohydrate, titanium dioxide and triacetin.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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