Medigrel Tablet


Overview

Uses of Medigrel Tablet
Medigrel Tablet is used for prevention of blood clots. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.
Medigrel Tablet side effects
Common
  • increased bleeding tendency
How to use Medigrel 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. Medigrel Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Medigrel Tablet works
Medigrel Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Medigrel Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Medigrel Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Medigrel Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Medigrel Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Medigrel Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Medigrel Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Medigrel Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Medigrel 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

  • You have been prescribed Medigrel Tablet to help prevent blood clots.
  • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
  • Medigrel Tablet increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.
  • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Medigrel Tablet temporarily.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Medigrel 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 Medigrel a narcotic substance?
No. Medigrel is not narcotic substance. It is an antiplatelet medication and is used in the management of heart attack and unstable angina.
Q. Is Medigrel an anticoagulant?
Medigrel is not an anticoagulant. Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs. Both antiplatelets and anticoagulants work to prevent clots in your blood vessels, but they work in different ways. Antiplatelets interfere with the binding of platelets, or the process that actually starts the formation of blood clots. Anticoagulants interfere with the proteins in your blood that are involved with the coagulation process. These proteins are called factors. Different anticoagulants interfere with different factors to prevent clotting
Q. Is Medigrel a beta blocker?
Medigrel is not a beta blocker. Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs. Platelets are very small structures in the blood, which clump together during blood clotting. By preventing this clumping, antiplatelet drugs decreases the formation of blood clots (also known as thrombosis).
Q. Is Medigrel a Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID)?
Medigrel is not a Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID). Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs.
Q. How long can I take Medigrel for?
Take Medigrel only for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Medigrel a blood thinner?
Medigrel is a blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs.
Q. Is Medigrel a statin?
Medigrel is not a statin. Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs.
Q. Is Medigrel an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Medigrel is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Medigrel belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet drugs.
Q. Does Medigrel cause weight gain?
Medigrel is not known to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Medigrel.
Q. Does Medigrel lower blood pressure?
Medigrel does not lower blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience lowering of blood pressure after taking Medigrel as it may require proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Medigrel cause bruising?
Bruising is a common side effect of Medigrel. Please consult your doctor if you notice any bruising after taking Medigrel.
Q. Does Medigrel cause constipation?
Constipation is an uncommon side effect associated with the use of Medigrel.
Q. Does Medigrel cause itching?
Medigrel can cause itching as an uncommon side effect. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience swelling in mouth or skin disorders like rashes and itching, blisters of the skin. These may be the signs of an allergic reaction.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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