Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is a combination of two antiplatelet medicines or blood thinner used to reduce the formation of harmful blood clots in blood vessels. This helps to prevent a heart attack or stroke in people with heart disease.
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet should be taken with food regularly at a fixed time each day. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.
Abdominal pain, indigestion, bruising, and nosebleeds are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine increases your risk of bleeding, so it is important to be careful while shaving, cutting nails and using sharp objects. Usually, it is advisable to avoid alcohol intake while taking this medicine.
Earlier taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. You must tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
Prevention of heart attack and stroke
Directions For Use:
Ordinary side effects of Clavix-AS
Increased bleeding tendency
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Warning & Precautions:
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Clavix-AS 75 Tablet.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Employ of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Q. Why have I been prescribed Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
You may have been prescribed Clavix-AS 75 Tablet if you had a heart attack, were treated with stents in your coronary arteries, or had coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).
Q. Is Clavix-AS 75 Tablet a blood thinner?
Affirmative, Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is a type of blood thinner. It works by preventing platelets (type of blood cells) from sticking together and forming clots. This action of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet helps in preventing conditions like heart attack or stroke in people with heart disease, who have recently suffered a heart attack or severe heart-related chest pain (unstable angina).
Q. How long do I need to take Clavix-AS 75 Tablet after stent insertion?
Your doctor will suggest the exact duration for which you may have to take Clavix-AS 75 Tablet. The duration will be decided after considering various factors like the illness you are being treated for, type of stent inserted, any episodes of bleeding experienced by you during treatment, etc. Usually, Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is prescribed for a minimum duration of 1 year. However, it is advised to follow your doctor's advice precisely to get maximum benefit of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet. Do not stop the medication on your own, consult your doctor first. Sudden discontinuation may increase the chances of clot formation in the stent, heart attack and can even lead to death.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
It is not advised to take alcohol while taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet, as alcohol may increase your chance of stomach bleeding. As a result, you may vomit blood (which may be bright red blood or black/dark brown like coffee grounds) or you may have bloody or black tarry stools. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.
Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet may cause serious or life-threatening bleeding. Moreover, you may bruise easily and it may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop even if you have a minor injury like a small cut while shaving. Get emergency medical help if you notice excessive or prolonged bleeding. You should inform your doctor if you notice black tarry stools or if there is blood in the urine. Be vigilant on any signs of stroke such as sudden numbness or weakness (one side or both sides of the body), difficulty walking, mental confusion, slurred speech, dizziness and any unexplained headache. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any such signs of stroke as stroke is an uncommon side effect of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet and needs urgent medical attention as it can otherwise be fatal.
Q. Do I need to stop Clavix-AS 75 Tablet before surgery?
Your doctor will decide whether you need to stop taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet before any surgery or treatment or not. Usually, if a surgery or treatment is planned beforehand, the doctor may stop Clavix-AS 75 Tablet a few days (usually 7 days) before the surgery or treatment owing to the increased risk of bleeding during the procedure. You should not stop taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet on your own without discussing it with your doctor.
Q. Who should not take Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
Clavix-AS 75 Tablet is not recommended for people who are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Do not take Clavix-AS 75 Tablet if you have or ever had severe liver disease, stomach ulcers, bleeding in the brain (stroke or a transient ischemic attack, also known as TIA), or if you have a bleeding disorder known as hemophilia (disease in which blood does not clot normally). Increaseitionally, avoid taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet if you are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
If you forget to take a dose of Clavix-AS 75 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Clavix-AS 75 Tablet?
Avoid activities that may increase your chances of bleeding. Be extra careful while shaving or brushing your teeth to prevent bleeding. Also, you should avoid taking painkillers, but if you need to take one like ibuprofen for joint pain, headache, backache, etc. then consult your doctor first. This is because taking pain killers with Clavix-AS 75 Tablet may increase your chances of developing a stomach ulcer and bleeding. Refrain from taking excessive alcohol with Clavix-AS 75 Tablet as it can irritate your stomach and lead to a stomach ulcer as well.
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