Plagril 75 mg tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddy's

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Trade name: Plagril

Strength: 75 mg

Type: Tablet

Active ingredient: Clopidogrel

Category: Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug.

Pregnancy category: Clopidogrel belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: B1 AND US FDA pregnancy category: B.

Uses: Plagril 75 mg tablet is used to prevent stroke, heart attack and chest pain. This medicine works by preventing the blood clots. It is also used for peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation of blood in the legs).

How to use: Take Plagril 75 mg tablet with or without food usually once daily. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking the doctor. If you stop taking Clopidogrel, there is a high risk of heart attack and stroke. If you are undergoing operation or dental treatment informe the doctor that you are taking clopidrogel.

Side Effects: Easy bleeding/bruising, minor bleeding, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation.

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Dosage: One tablet of 75 mg daily. 300 mg tablet is given initially as a loading dose.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: September 22nd, 2016