Ticlopidine

Pronounced

"tie-KLO-pih-deen"

Common brand names:

Ticlid

Uses

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).

Ticlopidine is an anti-platelet drug. It works by making your blood less likely to clot.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Take this medication with food or just after a meal, usually twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medication two hours before or after taking antacids.

Duration of therapy is based on your medical condition. If you are taking this medication to prevent clots after a stent implant, it is generally taken with aspirin for up to 30 days unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor for more details.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than prescribed. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

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