Clopitab-CV Gold 20 Capsule
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is a combination of Aspirin, Atorvastatin and Clopidogrel. It is used to prevent stroke (damage to a part of the brain due to incompetent blood supply), heart attack (blockage of heart muscles due to the formation of plaques), due to high cholesterol/fat levels in your body.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule works by lowering the bad cholesterol and increases the level of good cholesterol in your body. It also decreases blot clot formation.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may show some side effects like stomach pain, diarrhoea, headache and joint pain. These side effects subside on their own as your body starts adapting to this medicine. Consult your doctor if any side effects persist or worsen.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may also increase the risk of bleeding, therefore be careful while using any sharp tool or objects. It is recommended that you avoid taking this medicine if you are previously allergic to it.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is recommended to be taken with food to avoid any stomach problem. You may have to take this medicine for a long time. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may interact with the action of other medicines. Inform your doctor about any other health issues you have or if you are undergoing any medical treatment before taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Major & minor side effects for Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule
Nausea and vomiting
Uses of Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule
What is it prescribed for?
Prevention of heart attack and stroke
A heart attack occurs when the blood vessels of your heart get blocked due to clot formation or fat/cholesterol buildup. A blockage in your blood vessels can potentially cause an interruption in blood flow to your brain, resulting in a stroke. Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is used to lower cholesterol and fat levels while also reducing clot formation, thus it lowers the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule if you are previously allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is not recommended if you have a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia (a condition in which blood does not clot normally) or a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding because it may worsen your condition.
If you have any liver disease, do not take Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule. This medicine is metabolised in the liver and if your liver is not functioning properly, it can lead to the accumulation of its metabolites and toxicity in your body.
Warnings for special population
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is usually not advised during pregnancy since it might have significant side effects on your foetus. However, if you are pregnant your doctor may prescribe alternative medicine with the same medicinal effect.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is not recommended during breastfeeding as it may affect your infant.
Driving or operating machinery
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, etc. If you experience any of these symptoms while taking this medication, it is recommended that you avoid doing any activities that require mental alertness such as driving or operating machines.
Use in children
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy data is not established.
Muscle degradation in elderly
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may cause muscle breakdown along with symptoms such as severe tiredness and weakness, especially in elderly patients.
If you missed a dose of Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule , take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the nearer emergency medical department/hospital.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while you or on treatment with Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule due to the increased risk of side effects such as intestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Oral Anti-coagulants drugs
If you have asthma (a condition in which narrowed airways cause coughing and breathing problems) take Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule with caution. This medicine may cause allergic reactions which can worsen your condition.
Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule is excreted through urine and kidney problem may lead to the accumulation of this medicine in your body.
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which muscle tissue and proteins enter the bloodstream due to muscle injury. It may lead to kidney failure and other problems. Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis because it may worsen your condition.
Diabetes is a condition in which there is an increase in blood sugar levels. Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule may interfere with your blood sugar control.
Cognitive impairment is a condition in which you have difficulty remembering, learning new things, focusing, or making decisions. Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule should be used with caution if you have such a condition because it may worsen your condition.
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while taking Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule. Signs and symptoms like muscle pain and weakness, fever, and chills, swelling of joints, skin rash, nausea, vomiting should be reported to your doctor on priority.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Clopitab CV Gold 20 Capsule as directed by your doctor. Do not self-medicate or stop on your own.
Do not stop taking this medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
To avoid stomach discomfort, take it with food.
Inform your doctor if you are feeling lethargic, if you are not hungry, or if you have yellow eyes or skin.
Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain or weakness associated with fever and nausea.