The ticlopidine is used in reducing the risk of stroke in people who have already had one or who have had the alarm bells, but they can not reduce risk taking aspirin .
In addition, this drug is administered in conjunction with aspirin to slow or avoid clot formation in coronary stent carriers.
Ticlopidine can also be used before open heart surgery and in the treatment of certain kidney diseases (in particular primary glomerulonephritis) and the occlusion of arteries in the legs, but also of sickle cell anemia.
How does Ticlopidine work?
The action of Ticlopidine prevents platelets from clumping together to form clots .
How is Ticlopidine taken?
Ticlopidine should always be administered in the form of tablets to be taken orally, usually twice a day.
Side effects of Ticlopidine
Ticlopidine can result in a decrease in the levels of white blood cells and platelets.
The side effects that can be caused by taking Ticlopidine include:
- He retched
- stomach ache
- loss of appetite
A doctor should be contacted without hesitation if one of the following symptoms occurs:
- fever, sore throat or other symptoms of an infection
- bruising or bleeding
- I made it clear
- skin rashes
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Ticlodipine
When taking Ticlopidine it would be advisable to avoid activities that could cause trauma with wounds and warn the doctor in case of abnormal bleeding, since this drug can prolong the wound healing times.
If treatment with antacids is taking place in conjunction with therapy , Ticlopidine should be taken one hour after, or two before, their intake.
Before starting Ticlopicin therapy, the doctor should be informed in case:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drug;
- of the medicines, phytotherapy and supplements taken , remembering to mention in particular antacids, Warfarin, Aspirin, Clopidogrel or other anticoagulants, Cimetidine, Digoxin and Theophylline;
- if you have suffered or are still suffering from liver disease, clotting disorders, bleeding ulcers, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, thrombotic anemia or purpura, thrombocytopenic, kidney disease, high cholesterol or high triglycerides;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
Your surgeon, doctor or dentist should always be informed of ongoing Ticlopidine treatment.