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Plagril Tablets


Plagril Tablets
 

Plagril Tablets

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Plagril Tablets – Product Information

Plagril (Clopidogrel) is used to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Name of Drug

Plagril is also known as Plavix.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient

The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Plagril Tablets is Clopidogrel.

What is Plagril Used For

Plagril is used to prevent strokes and heart attacks in persons who are at high risk. In one large study, Plagril was more effective than aspirin in reducing heart attacks. The frequency of side effects of Plagril was similar to aspirin; however, stomach and intestinal bleeding probably occurs less often with Plagril than with aspirin.

Plagril Tablets – Dosage

Take Plagril tablets exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Plagril can be taken with or without food.

Drug Class and Mechanism

Plagril is an anti-platelet drug, that is, a drug that inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together as part of a blood clot. It is similar to ticlopidine (Ticlid) in chemical structure and in the way it works. Unlike ticlopidine, Plagril does not cause serious reductions of white cells in the blood and, therefore, routine blood testing to determine if the white blood cell count is low is not necessary during treatment. The risk of heart attacks and strokes (which usually are caused by blood clots) is increased in patients with a recent history of stroke or heart attack and patients with peripheral vascular disease. (Peripheral vascular disease is the same as atherosclerotic arterial disease or "hardening" of the arteries in which the arteries become narrowed. It frequently occurs in the legs and often causes claudication or pain in the legs upon walking). Plagril is used to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in these patients. Plagril was approved by the FDA in 1997.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

Storage

Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F), away from moisture and heat.

Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Plagril Tablets

Tell your doctor and dentist that you are taking this medication before having any surgical procedures. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, others), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), ketoprofen (Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin (Daypro), or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) without first talking to your doctor. It may take longer than usual for you to stop bleeding, even from minor wounds. Tell your doctor about any unusual bleeding or bruising that you experience. Studies in rats have shown that Plagril appears in breast milk; however, it is not known whether it also appears in human breast milk. Because of a potential for side effects in the nursing infant, the physician must weigh the potential benefits and possible risks before prescribing Plagril in nursing mothers.

Possible Side Effects of Plagril Tablets

The tolerability of clopidogrel is similar to that of aspirin. Diarrhea, rash, or itching occurs in approximately 1 in 20 persons taking clopidogrel. Abdominal pain also occurs in about 1 in 20 persons, but it is less frequent than with aspirin.
Ticlopidine (Ticlid) is an antiplatelet medication quite similar to clopidogrel. It has been associated with a severe reduction in white blood cell count in between 0.8% and 1% of persons. The risk of this dangerous side effect with clopidogrel is about 0.04%, much less than with ticlopidine but twice that of aspirin.
Clopidogrel rarely causes a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in one out of every 250,000 people. TTP is a serious condition in which blood clots form throughout the body. Blood platelets, which participate in clotting, are consumed, and the result can be bleeding because enough platelets are no longer left to allow blood to clot normally. For comparison, the related drug, ticlodipine (Ticlid), causes TTP 17-50 times more frequently than clopidogrel.

More Information about Plagril

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Plagril Tablets (clopidogrel) and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:
  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • bloody (or black) vomit or stools;
  • severe headache, confusion, or dizziness;
  • unexplained bruising or bleeding; or
  • bleeding nose.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Plagril Tablets {clopidogrel} and talk to your doctor if you experience
  • upset stomach;
  • diarrhea or constipation; or
  • headache or dizziness.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Buy Plagril Tablets 75 mg Online

You can buy Plagril Tablets online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in pills of 75 mg.    

   
This Product was added to our catalogue on Saturday, 09. October 2010.


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