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Brand name: Clopidogrel (Apo)

Clopidogrel (Apo) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) clopidogrel. On this page you will find out more about Clopidogrel (Apo), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: clopidogrel

Information for medicine and pack size:
Clopidogrel (Apo) 75 mg film-coated tablet, 500

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Prevention of vascular ischaemia associated with atherothrombotic events (myocardial infarction, stroke and vascular death) in patients with history of symptomatic atherosclerotic disease. Acute Coronary Syndrome Clopidogrel is indicated in combination with aspirin for patients with: - Unstable angina or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction in order to prevent early and long-term atherothrombotic events (myocardial infarction, stroke, vascular death or refractory ischaemia). Clopidogrel is indicated for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome whether or not patients undergo cardiac revascularisation (surgical or PCI, with or without stent). - ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction in order to prevent atherothrombotic events. In this population, Clopidogrel has been shown to reduce the rate of death from any cause and the rate of a combined endpoint of death, re-infarction or stroke in medically treated patients eligible for thrombolytic therapy.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Reddish brown, round, biconvex film-coated tablets, imprinted "APO" on one side and "CL" over "75" on the other side.
Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 (for dispensing only): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1000 (for dispensing only): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
500 (for dispensing only): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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