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Generic Ticlid 250mg
Category : Blood Thinner Contents : ticlopidine 250mg
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• ticlopidine prevents substances in the blood, called platelets, from clustering. this helps to prevent blood clots from forming. • ticlopidine is used to prevent strokes in patients who have had a stroke or who have experienced transient ischemic attacks (tias or \"mini-strokes\").
ticlopidine interferes with platelet membrane function. platelets work in the body by helping in the formation of blood clots. if platelets do not function properly, the blood becomes \"thinner\" and does not clot normally. thinner blood reduces the risk of thromboses (blood clots in vessels). a stroke occurs when a clot forms in a blood vessel in the brain (thrombus) or forms in another part of the body and breaks off, then travels to the brain (an embolus). in both cases the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked and that part of the brain is damaged. ticlopidine works by making the blood less likely to clot, thus, less likely to have a stroke.
• take ticlopidine exactly as directed by your doctor. if you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. • take each dose with a full glass of water. • take ticlopidine with food or just after eating to lessen stomach upset. • your doctor will need to monitor your blood with blood tests before starting treatment with ticlopidine and every 2 weeks for the first 3 months of treatment. if your treatment with ticlopidine is stopped within the first three months of treatment, you will still need a blood test two weeks after stopping the medication. • store ticlopidine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. if you miss a dose: • take the missed dose as soon as you remember. however, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. do not take a double dose of this medication. overdose: • seek emergency medical attention. • symptoms of a ticlopidine overdose are unknown but might include vomiting, difficulty breathing, blood in the vomit or stool, seizures, and loss of coordination.
• do not take ticlopidine without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: · aspirin; · warfarin (coumadin); · heparin, ardeparin (normiflo), dalteparin (fragmin), danaparoid (orgaran), or enoxaparin (lovenox); · clopidogrel (plavix); · dipyridamole (persantine); or · a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen (advil, motrin, nuprin, others), naproxen (anaprox, naprosyn, aleve), ketoprofen (orudis kt, orudis, oruvail), indomethacin (indocin), diclofenac (cataflam, voltaren), diflunisal (dolobid), etodolac (lodine), fenoprofen (nalfon), flurbiprofen (ansaid), nabumetone (relafen), oxaprozin (daypro), piroxicam (feldene), sulindac (clinoril), or tolmetin (tolectin). • the medicines listed above can cause bleeding, especially when taken with ticlopidine. this interaction could become dangerous. • before taking ticlopidine, tell your doctor if you are taking · antacids or cimetidine (tagamet, tagamet hb); · digoxin (lanoxin, lanoxicaps); · theophylline (theo-dur, theochron, theolair, others); or · phenytoin (dilantin). • you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medications listed above. • drugs other than those listed here may also interact with ticlopidine. talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
• it may take longer than usual for you to stop bleeding, even from minor wounds. contact your doctor if you experience unusual, prolonged, or severe bleeding or bruising. • treatment with ticlopidine may reduce the number of white blood cells in your body (called neutropenia), which could lead to infection. if caught early, this side effect can be reversed, but if undetected, it can be fatal. notify your doctor immediately if you develop signs of infection including fever, chills, or a sore throat. • ticlopidine may also cause a decrease in platelets (called thrombocytopenia). this may occur as part of a syndrome called ttp that includes injury to red blood cells, causing anemia, kidney problems, neurologic changes, fever, and possibly death. notify your doctor immediately if you develop signs of ttp including yellow skin or eye color, pinpoint dots (rash) on the skin, pale color, fever, weakness on a side of the body, or dark urine. • also, some people may develop jaundice (liver damage) while taking ticlopidine. notify your doctor immediately if you develop yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes, dark-yellow urine, or light-colored stools. • your doctor will need to monitor your blood with blood tests before starting treatment with ticlopidine and every 2 weeks for the first 3 months of treatment. if your treatment with ticlopidine is stopped within the first three months of treatment, you will still need a blood test two weeks after stopping the medication. • do not take aspirin, ibuprofen (motrin, advil, nuprin, others), naproxen (aleve, anaprox, naprosyn, others), ketoprofen (orudis, orudis kt, oruvail), indomethacin (indocin), nabumetone (relafen), oxaprozin (daypro), or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) without first talking to your doctor. • tell your doctor and dentist that you are taking this medication before undergoing any surgical procedures.
• if you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking ticlopidine and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately: · an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); · bloody or black vomit or stools; · unusual, prolonged, or severe bleeding or bruising; · fever, chills, a sore throat, or other signs of infection; · a rash (including pinpoint dots on the skin); · yellow skin or eyes; · abdominal pain; · dark-yellow urine; · light-colored stools; · pale skin; · weakness on a side of the body; · severe headache, confusion, or dizziness; · easy bruising; or · a bleeding nose. • other, less serious side effects may also occur. continue to take ticlopidine and talk to your doctor if you experience · upset stomach, nausea, or vomiting; · ringing in the ears; · diarrhea; · dizziness; or · itching. • side effects other than those listed here may also occur. talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
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