PLAVIX table. 75 mg. 28 table
PLAVIX table. 75 mg. 28 table
WHAT PLAVIX AND WHAT IT IS USED
Clopidogrel, the active ingredient in Plavix, belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet medicinal products. Platelets are very small structures in the blood, smaller than red or white blood cells, which clump together during blood clotting. By preventing this clumping, antiplatelet medicinal products reduce the risk of blood clots forming (a process called thrombosis).
Plavix is used to prevent blood clots (thrombi) forming in hardened blood vessels (arteries), a process known as atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events (such as stroke, heart attack, or death). Plavix You have been prescribed to prevent the formation blood clots and reduce the risk of these severe events because:
You have a condition of hardening of arteries (also known as atherosclerosis)
You have previously experienced a heart attack, stroke or have a condition known as peripheral arterial disease, or
You have severe chest pain known as 'unstable angina' or 'myocardial infarction' (heart attack). In this case you may be given acetylsalicylic acid (a substance present in many medicines used to relieve pain and lower fever and prevent blood clotting) by your doctor.
BEFORE YOU TAKE PLAVIX
Do not take Plavix:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clopidogrel or any component of Plavix; If you have a medical condition that is currently prichchinyava bleeding such as a stomach ulcer If you suffer from severe liver disease;
If you are breastfeeding.
If you think you may have any of these problems or have any doubts, consult your physician before taking Plavix.
Take special care with Plavix
If any of the following situations apply to you, you should tell your doctor before you start taking Plavix. If you have a risk of bleeding such as
A medical condition that puts you at risk of internal bleeding (such as a stomach ulcer)
A blood disorder that makes you prone to internal bleeding (bleeding inside any tissues, organs or joints of your body).
A recent serious injury
Recent surgery (including dental)
A planned surgery (including dental) in the next seven dniako taking other therapies (see Taking other medicines) if you have kidney or liver disease.
If you are told by your doctor that you have teponosimost to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Plavix is not intended for use by children and adolescents under 18 year
Taking other medicines
Some medicines may influence the use of Plavix and obratno.Molya tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken drugilekarstva, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Not recommended the use of warfarin (to reduce blood clotting) with extremely Plavix.Tryabva tell your doctor if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat painful and / or inflammatory conditions of muscles or joints, or if you are taking heparin or any other medicine used to reduce blood clotting.
If you have experienced severe chest pain (unstable angina or myocardial infarction) may be prescribed Plavix in combination with acetylsalicylic acid, a substance present in many medicines used to relieve pain and lower fever. An occasional use of acetylsalicylic acid (no more than 1000 mg per 24 hours) would not be a problem, but prolonged use in other circumstances should be discussed with your doctor.
Taking Plavix with food and drink
Food / meals have no influence. Plavix may be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Plavix. If you become pregnant while taking Plavix, consult your doctor. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken drugiAko are a nursing mother, you should not use Plavix. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if medications, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Driving and operating machinery
Plavix is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Plavix:
Plavix contains mannitol, lactose and colorings (E171, E172).
HOW TO TAKE PLAVIX
Always take Plavix exactly as your doctor has told you. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or farmatsevt.Obichaynata dose is one tablet of 75 mg Plavix per day to be taken orally with or without food. You should take your medicine regularly and at the same time each day. In addition, if you have experienced severe chest pain, your doctor may give you 300 mg Plavix (4 tablets of 75 mg) in early lechenieto.Pri planned surgery (including dental), you should tell your doctor that you are taking Plavix.Tryabva taking medicine unless your doctor prescribes it. If you take more than the dose PlavixSvarzhete to your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency department because of the increased risk of bleeding.
If you forget to take Plavix
If you forget to take a dose of Plavix, but remember within 12 hours of your usual time, take your tablet straightaway and then take the next one at the usual time. If you forget for more than 12 hours, simply take the next single dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual dozi.Pri packages of 28 and 84 tablets, you can check the day on which you last took a tablet of Plavix a calendar printed on the blister.
If you stop taking Plavix
Do not stop treatment. Contact your doctor or pharmacist before napravite.Ako have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Plavix can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them poluchava.Nay frequently reported adverse events with Plavix is bleeding such as bruising, hematoma, bleeding from the nose, blood in urine, bleeding from the stomach or intestines. In a small number of cases has also been reported as a bleeding vessels of the eye, lung. muscles, joints and brain.
Other side effects reported with Plavix are:
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting, indigestion or heartburn inflammation of the mouth (stomatitis);
Dizziness, headache, low blood pressure, confusion, hallucinations;
Skin disorders such as itching, swelling of the mouth, skin blisters, generalized allergic reactions;
Joint pain, muscle pain, fever, taste disturbances. Deschamps difficulties sometimes associated with cough.
Tell your doctor if you have:
fever, signs of infection or extreme tiredness due to rare decrease of some blood cells.
signs of liver problems such as yellowing of the skin and / or eyes (jaundice), whether or not associated with bleeding and / or confusion.
If you experience prolonged bleeding when taking Plavix
If you cut or injure yourself, it may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop. This effect is related to the way your medicine works. For minor cuts and injuries eg. cutting yourself, shaving, this is irrelevant. However, if you have any doubts, you should contact your lekar.Ako any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO STORE PLAVIX
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Plavix after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister. This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Store in original container.
Do not use Plavix if you notice any visible sign of deterioration produkta.Lekarstvata should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active substance is clopidogrel. Each tablet contains 75 mg of clopidogrel. . Other ingredients are mannitol (E421), hydrogenated castor oil, microcrystalline cellulose, macrogol 6000 and low-substituted hydroxypropylcellulose in the tablet core, and lactose (milk sugar), hypromellose (E464), triacetin (1518), iron oxide (E172) Titanium dioxide (E171) and carnauba wax in the tablet coating.
Plavix looks like and contents of pack
Plavix tablets are round, biconvex, pink, film-coated tablets engraved with "75" on one side and the number "1171" on the other side. They are supplied in cartons containing 28, 50, 84 and 100 tablets in PVC / PVDC / aluminum blisters or all aluminum blisters. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.