Ticlid is used to prevent blood clots after a recent heart attack or stroke, and in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels.
Ticlid is an anti-platelet drug. It works by making your blood less likely to clot. This medication is used to prevent strokes in people who cannot take aspirin or for whom aspirin has failed to work. It may also be used in combination with aspirin following certain types of heart procedures (e.g., coronary stent implant).
Take Ticlid exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication with food or just after a meal, usually twice daily. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. If you are taking this medication to prevent clots after a stent implant, it is generally taken with aspirin for up to 30 days.
Before taking Ticlid you should talk with your doctor if you have bleeding or blood clotting disorder, hemophilia, stroke, stomach ulcer, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol or triglycerides, liver disease, kidney disease. This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive or perform tasks that require alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages. Alcohol may increase your risk of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. Do not take aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Avoid sports or activities that could result in a bruising or bleeding injury.
You should not take Ticlid if you have blood or immune disorders (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, neutropenia), serious or active bleeding (e.g., bleeding stomach ulcers), severe liver disease. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Get emergency medical help if you have diarrhea, stomach upset or pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, bleeding from gums or nose, sore throat, weakness, numbness, mental or mood changes, abdominal pain, change in the amount of urine, rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue, throat, trouble breathing, bloody stools, sweating, pale skin, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), chest pain, flu symptoms, mouth sores, ringing in your ears. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: aspirin, blood thinners (warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, dalteparin), clopidogrel, dipyridamole, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (celecoxib, ibuprofen, indomethacin), antacids, cimetidine, digoxin, theophylline, seizure medications (phenytoin, felbamate, carbamazepine). Interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are cold feeling, unusual bleeding, trouble breathing, loss of balance or coordination, seizure.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.
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