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Clopivas AP 150 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Clopivas AP 150 Tablet is used for prevention of heart attack and stroke. It is a combination of two medicines that prevents clot formation in the blood vessels. This medicine should be taken with food regularly at a fixed time each day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly and taken strictly as advised by your doctor. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better. This medicine increases your risk of bleeding, so it is important to be careful while shaving, cutting nails, and using sharp objects. Few common side effects of this medicine may include stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea, and muscle pain.

Uses of Clopivas AP Tablet

Clopivas AP Tablet side effects

Common
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bruising
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Diarrhea

How to use Clopivas 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. Clopivas AP 150 Tablet is to be taken with food.
Taking it with food helps to avoid stomach upset.

How Clopivas AP Tablet works

Clopivas AP 150 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.

Clopivas AP Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Clopivas AP 150 Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopivas AP 150 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopivas AP 150 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
Clopivas AP 150 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clopivas AP 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clopivas AP 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clopivas AP 150 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Clopivas AP 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clopivas AP 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clopivas AP 150 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Clopivas AP 150 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 Clopivas AP 150 Tablet before undergoing any surgical procedure.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Clopivas AP

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Hello sir my father had cabg six months back his one of the medicine is clopivas 75 ap but this time by mistake the pharmacist gave me clopivas 75 i.p is there any diffrence between the two medicine. Can he take clopivas i.p
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Better to take clopivas ap
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
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Clopivas 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 Clopivas 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. Clopivas 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 Clopivas AP before surgery or dental procedure?

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

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

Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Clopivas 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 Clopivas AP?

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

Q. Can the use of Clopivas AP increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Clopivas 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 Clopivas AP?

Take Clopivas 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 Clopivas AP?

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

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References
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