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Aplet 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Aplet Tablet

Aplet 10 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet medicines or blood thinners. It helps your blood flow more easily and prevents formation of harmful blood clots.

Aplet 10 mg Tablet reduces the risk of having another heart attack, stroke, or blood clots in stents, especially in a patient who has already undergone angioplasty due to severe chest pain or heart attack. It can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is important to keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. If you stop taking the medicine, it may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.

The most common side effect of Aplet 10 mg Tablet is bleeding. You may have nosebleeds, heavier periods, or bruising. Be extra cautious while shaving, cutting nails, using sharp objects, or engaging in contact sports (e.g., football, wrestling). Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about bleeding. Other potential side effects include headache, feeling dizzy, diarrhea or constipation, feeling sick, and difficulty breathing.

Aplet 10 mg Tablet is not suitable for some people. Do not use it if you are bleeding, you have had a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, you have severe liver disease, or you are taking certain medicines. It is best avoided if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine may need to be stopped temporarily before a planned surgery or dental treatment.

Aplet Tablet side effects

Common
  • Bleeding

How to use Aplet Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aplet 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aplet Tablet works

Aplet 10 mg Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Aplet Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Aplet 10 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aplet 10 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aplet 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Aplet 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aplet 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aplet 10 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aplet 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aplet 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Aplet 10 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Aplet Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Aplet 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
  • Aplet 10 mg Tablet increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails or using sharp objects.
  • Do not discontinue using the medicine without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Aplet 10 mg Tablet temporarily.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aplet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aplet

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What are the 3 Loading tablets to prevent heart attackDisprin atorvastatin and another tablet starts with the letter c
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Clopidogrel but is better to take under medical supervision
I was on glimison m 1/500 . Half tablet per day Diabetes was in control but i heard somewhere that metfprmin is npt good for kidney dieses.as my creatinine level stays between 1.0 to 1.7 can i use only glimipiride? Is it safe my suger level is around 100_110 in morning. And what would be the require dose? 1_2_3 mg?? I had heart attack and 3 arteries are block pumping is 20%
Dr. Jagruti Shah
Diabetes Specialist
You can get you E-GFR. when you do s.creatinine eIf it is more than 60 then you can safely continue the same drugs if post lunch sugars are acceptable that is less than 140 mg %. Some times it is safer better to change more kidney friendly drugs and small dose of insulin.
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FAQs

Q. Is Aplet a blood thinner?

Yes, Aplet is a blood thinner. It belongs to anti-platelet class of medicines. It works by preventing platelets (type of blood cells) from collecting and forming clots. This action of Aplet helps in avoiding conditions like heart attack or stroke.

Q. Can you drink alcohol while taking Aplet?

It is not advised to take alcohol while taking Aplet, as alcohol may increase your chance of stomach bleeding. As a result, you may cough blood or vomit which has coffee ground appearance or you may have bloody or tarry stools. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Can you take aspirin with Aplet?

Aplet is given along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems associated with heart or blood vessels. This combination of medicine is given to patients who have had a heart attack, stroke, or had angioplasty to remove the blockage in arteries which supply heart.

Q. Do I need to stop Aplet before surgery?

In case the surgery is preplanned and Aplet action is not required, Aplet should be stopped 7 days prior to surgery. However, if the effect of Aplet is desired during surgery then your doctor will decide whether to continue or stop the medication by weighing what is best for you.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Aplet?

Aplet may cause serious or life-threatening bleeding. Hence, you should not take Aplet if you have active bleeding such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the brain. One should also avoid taking Aplet if you have ever had a stroke or mini-stroke, or if you are scheduled to have surgery, especially heart bypass surgery.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Aplet?

If you miss your daily scheduled dose of Aplet, take it when you remember. But, if the dose is not taken for an entire day then resume it the next day as your usual dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

Q. How long do I need to take Aplet after stent insertion?

The optimal duration of treatment with Aplet is not known. Discuss with your doctor before stopping the medication, as sudden and premature discontinuation may increase the chances of clot formation in the stent, heart attack, and can even lead to death.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Aplet?

Avoid activities that may increase your chances of bleeding. Be extra careful while shaving or brushing your teeth to prevent bleeding. You should avoid taking painkillers, but if you need to take one like ibuprofen for pain, arthritis, swelling then consult your doctor first. This is done because doing so may increase your chances of stomach ulcer and bleeding.

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