Ticagrelor 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.
Torplat 60 Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine or blood thinner. It makes your blood flow through your blood vessels more easily, reducing the chances of developing dangerous blood clots.
Q. Can I drink alcohol with Torplat 60 Tablet?
Drinking too much alcohol while taking Torplat 60 Tablet can irritate your stomach. This can increase your risk of getting a stomach ulcer. Therefore, avoid alcohol intake while taking this medicine.
Q. What is the most important thing I should know about Torplat 60 Tablet?
Torplat 60 Tablet is a blood thinner which lowers your chance of getting or dying from a heart attack or stroke. However, this blood thinning property of Torplat 60 Tablet (and similar drugs) can cause serious bleeding and may even lead to death in some cases. The need for blood transfusions or surgery may arise in cases of serious bleeding, such as internal bleeding.
Q. What will happen if I stop taking Torplat 60 Tablet?
Do not stop taking Torplat 60 Tablet without talking to your doctor. Doing this may increase your risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Moreover, people being treated with a stent should continue taking it, as stopping this medicine may increase the risk of getting a blood clot in the stent. As a result, the person may become susceptible to a heart attack or even death.
Q. Will I need to stop Torplat 60 Tablet before having surgery or dental treatment?
Your doctor may instruct you to stop taking Torplat 60 Tablet 5 days before surgery. This will help decrease your risk of excessive bleeding during your surgery or procedure. Your doctor will advise you when to start taking Torplat 60 Tablet again.
Q. How long does Torplat 60 Tablet take to work?
Torplat 60 Tablet starts working within 30 minutes of taking your first dose. You may not feel any different after you start taking Torplat 60 Tablet, but this does not mean that the medicine is not working. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well, as you will still be getting its benefits.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.