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Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsAspirin (75 mg) + Clopidogrel (75 mg)
Description
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is a combination of Aspirin and Clopidogrel. It is one of the primarily prescribed medications that prevent clot formation. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet helps in reducing the risk of various heart problems. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet acts as a blood thinner and prevents the formation of blood clots; thus, promotes a smooth flow of blood. It helps in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest discomfort/pain caused due to insufficient oxygen supply to the heart muscle), heart attack (blockage of heart muscles due to the formation of plaques), and stroke (decreased blood flow to your brain), etc. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause some side effects such as headache, dizziness, tiredness, taste change, stomach discomfort and nose bleeding. Since this medication increases the chances of bleeding, you should be careful while using sharp instruments. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may possibly interact with other medicines. Inform your doctor about any other health issues you have or if you are undergoing any medical treatment before taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Itching
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Heartburn
  • Change in taste

Uses of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet to show its effect in 1-2 hours.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration for which Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet remains active in the body is not clinically known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Administration of alcohol and Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause liver damage and increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Hence, you should avoid or limit the intake of alcohol while taking this medication.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may cause complications in the development of your foetus. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding as this medicine may be passed into your breast milk and affects your infant. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

Avoid taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Bleeding disorder

Do not use Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you have a bleeding disorder like peptic ulcer (an open sore that occurs on the inner lining of your stomach and the upper region of your small intestine) or intracranial haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain) as it can cause excess bleeding resulting in worsening of the condition.

Severe kidney impairment

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet should be used with caution if you have a history of kidney problems. This medicine is excreted through urine. Using this medicine while you have kidney problems will lead to its accumulation. This can cause permanent damage to your kidneys and worsen your condition. Inform your doctor about your kidney problems.

Severe liver impairment

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is broken down in your liver and excreted through urine. If you have problems with your liver function, this medicine can further worsen it. Hence avoid taking Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet if you have liver problems.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may cause complications in the development of your foetus. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding as this medicine may be passed into your breast milk and affects your infant. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects your airways and causes breathing difficulty. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet has been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms in some instances. Contact your doctor immediately if breathing becomes more difficult after using this medicine. It is advised to discontinue this medicine immediately in such cases.

Use in children

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 16 years of age since the safety and efficacy data is not established.

Driving

Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause blurred vision and dizziness. Avoid driving vehicles if you have taken this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Administration of alcohol and Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may cause liver damage and increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Hence, you should avoid or limit the intake of alcohol while taking this medication.
Interaction with Medicine

Corticosteroids

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Antacids

Amitriptyline

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal toxicity

The symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, etc. Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet may increase the risk of developing stomach discomfort and gastrointestinal bleeding. Use it only upon your doctor’s prescription.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Clopivas-AP 75 Tablet can be taken with or without food. But is recommended that you take it with food to avoid stomach irritation. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet will help you in getting the maximum benefits of this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Aspirin works by preventing abnormal blood clotting and promotes a smooth flow of blood. Clopidogrel works by preventing the formation of clots in blood vessels and helps in free blood flow. The medicine is thus effective in reducing the strain on the heart blood vessels and the risk of blood clot formation.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiplatelet agents, Anticoagulants

Schedule

Schedule H

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Clopidogrel. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 1 July 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Clopidogrel>

CiplaMed. 2021. CLOPIVAS-AP Tablets. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 1 July 2021].

https://ciplamed.com/content/clopivas-ap-tablets>

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Aspirin. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 1 July 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Aspirin>
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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Oct 2021

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