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Overview

Introduction

Clopinol-AP Tablet is used for prevention of heart attack and stroke. It is a combination of two medicines that prevent clot formation in the blood vessels.

Clopinol-AP Tablet should be taken with food regularly at a fixed time each day. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

Abdominal pain, indigestion, bruising, and nosebleeds are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine increases your risk of bleeding, so it is important to be careful while shaving, cutting nails and using sharp objects. Usually, it is advisable to avoid alcohol intake while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Clopinol-AP Tablet

Side effects of Clopinol-AP Tablet

Common
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bruise
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Diarrhea

How to use Clopinol-AP 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. Clopinol-AP Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Clopinol-AP Tablet works

Clopinol-AP Tablet is a combination of two antiplatelet medicines: Aspirin and Clopidogrel which prevent heart attack. They work by preventing the platelets from sticking together and decrease the formation of harmful blood clots.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Clopinol-AP Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopinol-AP Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopinol-AP Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Clopinol-AP Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clopinol-AP Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clopinol-AP Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clopinol-AP Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Clopinol-AP Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clopinol-AP Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clopinol-AP Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Clopinol-AP Tablet to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. 
  • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails or using sharp objects.
  • Let your doctor know you are taking Clopinol-AP Tablet before undergoing any surgical procedure.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Clopinol-AP?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. How is Clopinol-AP helpful in preventing heart attack?

Platelets are blood cells that help in blood clotting. Abnormal blood clotting in the blood vessels can cause heart attack. Clopinol-AP belongs to a group of medicine known as anti-platelets. This medicine works by blocking the platelets and preventing the formation of blood clots. This helps to prevent heart attack.

Q. Do I need to stop Clopinol-AP before surgery or dental procedure?

Clopinol-AP may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Clopinol-AP. You should not stop taking Clopinol-AP on your own.

Q. What lifestyle changes do I need to adopt while taking Clopinol-AP?

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Clopinol-AP. Avoid smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce the risk of heart attack.

Q. Which painkiller is safe while taking Clopinol-AP?

Paracetamol is safe to use while taking Clopinol-AP for relieving pain. Avoid the use other painkillers while taking Clopinol-AP, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.

Q. Can the use of Clopinol-AP increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Clopinol-AP increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. How to manage indigestion associated with Clopinol-AP?

Take Clopinol-AP with or after food to avoid indigestion. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent indigestion problem.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Clopinol-AP?

Clopinol-AP can interact with several medicines. Talk to your doctor and inform him about using Clopinol-AP before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine.

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