Clopidogrel and Aspirin Tablets
Pack: Strip of 10 tablets.
COMPOSITION : Each tablet contains:
Aspirin 75 mg
Clopidogrel 75 mg
Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin reduces the production of a chemical (prostaglandin) in the body by blocking the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase). Therefore, swelling, pain, and fever are reduced. This also helps in blood thinning and in preventing clotting. Clopidogrel belongs to a class of medicines called anti platelet. It’s a “blood thinner”. It works by blocking certain blood cells called platelets and prevents them from forming harmful blood clots. This “antiplatelet” effect helps keep blood flowing smoothly in your body.
Aspirin inhibits the formation of thromboxane A2 in the platelets. This inhibits platelet aggregation and coagulation. This action lasts until the enzyme cyclooxygenase is regenerated in the platelets. Clopidogrel selectively inhibits the binding of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to its platelet receptor and the subsequent ADP-mediated activation of the glycoprotein GP IIb/IIIa complex, thereby inhibiting platelet aggregation.
INDICATION : Prophylaxis of ischaemic events.
DOSAGE : As directed by the Physician
SIDE EFFECTS : Easy bruising, Nausea and diarrhea, Increased bleeding time, Constipation, Nosebleed, Dizziness, Indigestion, Chest pain, Abdominal or stomach pain.