Plavihex

Plavihex

clopidogrel

Manufacturer:

Hexagon Pharma

Distributor:

Trumed
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Clopidogrel
Indications/Uses
Thromboembolic disorders eg, MI, peripheral arterial disease & stroke. Alternative to aspirin in patients at risk of intermittent claudication & ischemic heart disease. Adjunct to aspirin in prevention of subacute stent occlusion intracoronary stenting.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Special Precautions
Hematopoietic disorders eg, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, hemorrhagic diathesis or hemorrhagic disorders associated w/ a prolonged bleeding time, increased risk of bleeding eg, GI ulcer, acute cerebral hemorrhage & severe liver dysfunction. Full blood counts should be performed before starting treatment & every 2 wk during the 1st 3 mth of therapy.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances & skin rashes. Blood dyscrasias including neutropenia & thromboembolic thrombocytopenic purpura & hemorrhagic disorders. Hepatitis & cholestatic jaundice.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding w/ anticoagulants & antiplatelets. Reduced clearance w/ cimetidine. Antagonized anticoagulant effects on bleeding time w/ corticosteroids.
ATC Classification
B01AC04 - clopidogrel ; Belongs to the class of platelet aggregation inhibitors excluding heparin. Used in the treatment of thrombosis.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Plavihex tab 75 mg
Packing/Price
100's
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