Aspirin + clopidogrel

Generic Medicine Info
Hypersensitivity to aspirin, NSAIDs or clopidogrel; active peptic ulceration; children <12 yr; patients with haemophilia or haemorrhagic disorders; gout; severe renal or hepatic impairment; lactation.
Special Precautions
History of peptic ulcer or those prone to dyspepsia and those with gastric mucosal lesion or heavy ethanol consumption; asthma or allergic disorders; tinnitus; dehydrated patients; uncontrolled hypertension; impaired renal or hepatic function; children and elderly; pregnancy. Patients at risk of increased bleeding from trauma, surgery, or other pathological conditions. Increased risk of Reye's syndrome when used in patients with chicken pox, influenza or flu symptoms. Caution when used in patients with nasal allergies or nasal polyps. For patients undergoing elective surgery and an antiplatelet effect is not needed, clopidogrel should be discontinued 7-10 days before surgery.
Adverse Reactions
Aspirin: GI disturbances, epigastric discomfort, prolonged bleeding time, rhinitis, urticaria; angioedema, salicylism, tinnitus. Clopidogrel: Dyspepsia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, constipation, gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers. Serious events include bleeding and GI haemorrhage. GI upset, diarrhoea, paraesthesia, vertigo, headache, dizziness, leucopaenia, eosinophilia, rash and pruritus.
Potentially Fatal: Aspirin: Gastric erosion, ulceration and bleeding; severe, occasionally fatal exacerbation of airway obstruction in asthma; Reye's syndrome (childn <12 yrs). Hepatotoxicity; CNS depression, which may lead to coma; CV collapse, resp failure; paroxysmal bronchospasm and dyspnoea. Clopidogrel: Bleeding disorders including GI intracranial haemorrhage and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Drug Interactions
Aspirin: Corticosteroids, phenylbutazone and oxyphenbutazone may increase risk of GI ulceration. Use with coumarins, anagrelide, agatroban, LMWH, bivalirudin, dasatinib, iloprost, lepirudin and tenecteplase may increase the risk of bleeding. Clopidogrel: Co-administration of clopidogrel with NSAIDs may increase the risk of stomach and intestinal bleeding. There is an increased risk of bleeding with coumarins, agatroban, dasatinib, heparin, LMWH, gingko biloba and iloprost. Increased risk of bleeding if clopidogrel and drotrecogin alfa are given within 7 days. May increase bupropion level and side effects (lightheadedness , GI discomfort).
CIMS Class
Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets & Fibrinolytics (Thrombolytics)
ATC Classification
B01AC04 - clopidogrel ; Belongs to the class of platelet aggregation inhibitors excluding heparin. Used in the treatment of thrombosis.
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