Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about VECOGRIL AS75
VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule 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.
VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule 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.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule is to be taken with food.
Before 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
Q. Why have I been prescribed VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule?
You may have been prescribed VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule if you had a heart attack, were treated with stents in your coronary arteries, or had coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).
Q. Is VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule a blood thinner?
Yes, VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule is a type of blood thinner. It works by preventing platelets (type of blood cells) from sticking together and forming clots. This action of VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule 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 VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule after stent insertion?
Your doctor will suggest the exact duration for which you may have to take VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule. 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, VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule 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 VECOGRIL AS 75 Capsule. 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.
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