About Clopitab Tablet
Clopitab Tablet 15’s consists of the anti-platelet drug (blood thinner) primarily taken for the prevention of heart attack or stroke in people at high risk of heart disease. A heart attack generally refers to the blocked flow of blood to the heart because of the blockage of arteries. A heart blockage is most often a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries).
Clopitab Tablet 15’s belongs to a class of medications called a blood thinner or an antiplatelet medication. Clopitab Tablet 15’s plays a vital role in preventing the formation of harmful blood clots (plaque) in your veins. It makes your blood flow easy through your veins making it less likely to form a serious blood clot. So, an intake of Clopitab Tablet 15’s helps prevent blood clots if you have an increased risk of having severe chest pain (unstable angina or heart attack), stroke, peripheral arterial disease (heart problem due to narrowed blood vessels).
The recommended daily dose of Clopitab Tablet 15’s is 75 mg once daily orally, with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience nosebleeds, heavier periods, bleeding gums, easy bruising, diarrhoea, stomach pain, indigestion, or heartburn. If the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking this medicine of your own. Stopping a sudden intake of Clopitab Tablet 15’s may worsen your condition and increase your risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke. Let your doctor know if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. Clopitab Tablet 15’s should be taken cautiously in pregnant or breastfeeding women. It should be not given to people with a bleeding disorder (haemophilia), active pathological bleeding, like a peptic ulcer, or bleeding in the brain (intracranial haemorrhage). Do not take Clopitab Tablet 15’s with aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief while you are using Clopitab Tablet 15’s. It may increase the chance of having stomach ulcers or severe gastric bleeding.
Uses of Clopitab Tablet 15’s
Prevention of heart attack, Prevention of stroke, Prevention of heart related chest pain (angina)
Clopitab Tablet 15’s plays a vital role to prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in your blood vessels by making platelets (clotting agents) sticking together. Thus, it helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, unstable angina (heart related chest pain), peripheral arterial disease (blocked or poor blood flow due to narrowed blood vessels) in heart disease patients and patient who have undergone recent heart surgery with stent.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Clopitab Tablet 15’s
- Heavier periods
- Bleeding gums
- Easy bruising
- Stomach pain
- Indigestion or heartburn
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Indigestion medicines known as proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole should be used with caution while taking Clopitab Tablet 15’s. Prolonged use of Clopitab Tablet 15’s can cause bleeding problems (like nosebleeds, heavier periods, bleeding gums, and easy bruising). If you are going to have any surgery, discontinue taking Clopitab Tablet 15’s 5 days before the surgery. Discontinuation of Clopitab Tablet 15’s might increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other risks of cardiovascular events. So, do not stop taking Clopitab Tablet 15’s of a sudden on your own decision. If you have had any recent stroke or heart attack, stop the intake of Clopitab Tablet 15’s with painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen as it can increase your stomach or gastrointestinal bleeding. Purpura (blood leakage under the skin) has been observed with the use of Clopitab Tablet 15’s including in fatal cases.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Clopitab Tablet 15’s may have interaction with other anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, aspirin, rivaroxaban, apixaban), pain killers (e.g. ibuprofen), antidepressants (e.g. citalopram), and indigestion medicine/proton pump inhibitors (e.g. omeprazole).
Drug-Food Interactions: Clopitab Tablet 15’s may interact with Ginkgo biloba and St John’s wort plant (used as an antidepressant) and increase the risk of bleeding.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Clopitab Tablet 15’s should not be given to the people with stomach ulcers, brain haemorrhage (bleeding in your brain), haemophilia (a bleeding disorder), and liver or kidney problems.