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Cadiprous 5mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Cadiprous 5mg 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, thus preventing heart attack and stroke.

Cadiprous 5mg 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 may 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 this medicine, it may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.

The most common side effect is bleeding. You may have nosebleeds, heavier periods or bruising. 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 or shortness of breath.

This medicine 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 if 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.

Side effects of Cadiprous Tablet

Common
  • Bleeding

How to use Cadiprous 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. Cadiprous 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cadiprous Tablet works

Cadiprous 5mg Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cadiprous 5mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cadiprous 5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cadiprous 5mg 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
Cadiprous 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cadiprous 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cadiprous 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cadiprous 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cadiprous 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Cadiprous 5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Cadiprous Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cadiprous 5mg 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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Quick Tips

  • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
  • Cadiprous 5mg Tablet increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects, or cutting fingernails or toenails.
  • 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 Cadiprous 5mg Tablet temporarily.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cadiprous with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Cadiprous a blood thinner?

Yes, Cadiprous is a type of 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 Cadiprous helps in avoiding conditions like heart attack or stroke.

Q. Can you drink alcohol while taking Cadiprous?

It is not advised to take alcohol while taking Cadiprous, as alcohol may increase your chance of stomach bleeding. As a result, you may vomit free red blood or dark colored blood or you may have bloody or tarry stools. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Q. Can you take aspirin with Cadiprous?

Cadiprous may be prescribed along with aspirin in some patients 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 Cadiprous before surgery?

In case the surgery is preplanned and Cadiprous action is not required, Cadiprous should be stopped 7 days prior to surgery. However, if the effect of Cadiprous 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 Cadiprous?

Cadiprous may cause serious or life-threatening bleeding. Hence, you should not take Cadiprous if you have active bleeding such as a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the brain. One should also avoid taking Cadiprous 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 Cadiprous?

If you miss your daily scheduled dose of Cadiprous, 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 Cadiprous after stent insertion?

The optimal duration of treatment with Cadiprous 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 Cadiprous?

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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