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Clopidogrel Information

Clopidogrel Benefits & Uses

Clopidogrel is used to treat the following -

Clopidogrel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Clopidogrel


Clopidogrel Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Clopidogrel is used -

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Abdominal Pain Mild
  3. Dyspepsia
  4. Bleeding Moderate
  5. Depression
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Fatigue
  8. Chest Pain सामान्य
  9. Cough
  10. Edema
  11. Hypertension
  12. Headache Mild
  13. Rash
  14. Itching or burning
  15. Vertigo Mild
  16. Constipation Moderate
  17. Peripheral Edema
  18. Gastritis Moderate

Clopidogrel Related Warnings

Is the use of Clopidogrel safe for pregnant women?

Clopidogrel can cause unwanted effects on pregnant women. If you experience any such side effects, stop taking Clopidogrel right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.


Is the use of Clopidogrel safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can take Clopidogrel. It has very minor side effects for them, if any.


What is the effect of Clopidogrel on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Clopidogrel rarely affect the kidney.


What is the effect of Clopidogrel on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Clopidogrel. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


What is the effect of Clopidogrel on the Heart?

Clopidogrel has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Clopidogrel with Other Drugs

Clopidogrel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Clopidogrel Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Clopidogrel unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Bleeding
  2. Trauma
  3. Peptic Ulcer
  4. Aplastic Anemia
  5. Infections
  6. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Clopidogrel

Is this Clopidogrel habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Clopidogrel has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Clopidogrel since it does not cause drowsiness.


Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Clopidogrel.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Clopidogrel cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Clopidogrel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Clopidogrel

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Clopidogrel with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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