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    Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel

    Information about Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel

    Aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid + clopidogrel uses

    Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel is used for Heart attack prevention. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.

    How aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid + clopidogrel works

    This 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.

    Common side effects of aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid + clopidogrel

    Increased bleeding tendency, Abdominal pain, Indigestion, Nosebleeds, Bruising, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Diarrhea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Balshine Singh Kanwar
    MD, MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    24 Sep 2019 | 06:44 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel

    • You have been prescribed Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel 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 Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel before undergoing any surgical procedure.

    Frequently asked questions for Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel

    Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid + Clopidogrel

    Q. How is Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel 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. Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel 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 Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel before surgery or dental procedure?

    Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel. You should not stop taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel on your own.

    Q. What lifestyle changes do I need to adopt while taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel?

    Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel. 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 Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel?

    Paracetamol is safe to use while taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel for relieving pain. Avoid the use other painkillers while taking Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.

    Q. Can the use of Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel 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 Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel?

    Take Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel 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 Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel?

    Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel can interact with several medicines. Talk to your doctor and inform him about using Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine.

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid+Clopidogrel?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 September, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)