Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is a combination of Aspirin and Clopidogrel. It is one of the primarily prescribed medications that prevent clot formation. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet helps in reducing the risk of various heart problems.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet acts as a blood thinner and prevents the formation of blood clots; thus, it promotes the smooth flow of blood. It helps in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest discomfort/pain caused due to insufficient oxygen supply to the heart muscle), heart attack (blockage of heart muscles due to the formation of plaques), and stroke (decreased blood flow to your brain), etc.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause some side effects such as bleeding gums, nosebleeds, bruising, blood in urine, fatigue, headache, dizziness, tiredness, change of taste, stomach discomfort, etc. Since this medication increases the chances of bleeding, you should be careful while using sharp instruments. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Aspirin or Clopidogrel.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may possibly interact with 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 a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age.
List of substitutes for Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet
PLATLOC AS TABLET
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Clavix-AS 75 Tablet
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Deplatt A 75 Tablet
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Major & minor side effects for Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet
Nausea or vomiting
Change in taste
Nosebleeds or bleeding of gums
Blood in the urine or stools
Uses of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet acts as a blood thinner. It prevents blood clot formation and allows blood to circulate freely throughout your body, preventing a heart attack (a serious condition in which the blood supply to the heart is blocked due to the formation of plaques in blood vessels that supply blood to the heart) and stroke (a condition where the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced).
When not to use?
Avoid taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you are allergic to Aspirin, Clopidogrel, or any other inactive ingredients present in this medication. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, hives, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing, etc.
Do not use Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you have a bleeding disorder like peptic ulcer (an open sore that occurs on the inner lining of your stomach and the upper region of your small intestine) or intracranial haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain) as it can cause excess bleeding resulting in the worsening of your condition.
Severe kidney impairment
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of kidney problems. This medicine is excreted through urine. Using this medicine while you have kidney problems will lead to its accumulation. This can cause permanent damage to your kidneys and worsen your condition. Inform your doctor about your kidney problems.
Severe liver impairment
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is broken down in your liver and excreted through urine. If you have problems with your liver function, this medicine can further worsen it. Hence avoid taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you have liver problems.
Third trimester of Pregnancy
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended for use in the third trimester of pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.
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Warnings for special population
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may cause complications in the development of your foetus. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding as this medicine may pass into your breast milk and affect your baby. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
Asthma is a condition that affects your airways and causes breathing difficulty. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue this medicine immediately and recommend a suitable alternative.
Use in children
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy data is not clinically established.
Driving vehicles or operating machines
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause blurred vision and dizziness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.
Increased risk of bleeding, bruising, and haematomas
Use of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may make you bleed easily and bleed more, which could result in bruising and haematomas (collection of blood outside of blood vessels). Consult your doctor if you have any injuries that are bleeding abnormally or if you have any painful bruising.
Surgical or dental procedures
Inform your doctor that you are taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet before undergoing any surgical or dental procedures. Your doctor will recommend you to stop taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet at least 24 hours before undergoing any surgical or dental procedure. Your doctor may restart the medicine as soon as your haemodynamic stability is established following the surgical procedure. Your doctor may recommend replacement with a suitable alternative both during the procedure and after the procedure based on your clinical condition.
Try not to skip a dose of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor. Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet.
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
Administration of alcohol and Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause liver damage and increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Hence, you should avoid or limit the intake of alcohol while taking this medication.
Interaction with Medicine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Oral Anti-coagulants drugs
The symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, etc. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may increase the risk of developing stomach discomfort and gastrointestinal bleeding. Use it only upon your doctor’s prescription.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet should be used with caution if you have gout as it may increase urate concentrations in your blood and make your condition worse. Your doctor may recommend appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet should be used with caution if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency as it may increase your risk of haemolysis (breakdown or destruction of red blood cells). Your doctor may recommend appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative based on your clinical condition.
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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 Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. It should be taken with or after a meal. Take this medicine at the same time every day for ease of remembering and better compliance. Do not break, chew, or crush the medicine in your mouth. Swallow as a whole with plenty of water. Follow all the instructions given on the prescription label/packing insert.
Do not take Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Report any unusual symptoms to your doctor immediately. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Your doctor may change your dose based on your clinical condition. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause you to bruise or bleed easily. Try to avoid cutting or injuring yourself. Your doctor may recommend frequent monitoring of your haemoglobin levels to ensure you do not have any internal haemorrhages (bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel).
Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Ensure that the unused or expired medicine is properly disposed of.