Active ingredients: clopidogrel
What it is used for
For prevention of vascular ischaemia associated with atherothrombotic events (myocardial infarction, stroke and vascular death) in patients with a history of symptomatic atherosclerotic disease. ,Acute Coronary Syndrome: Clopidogrel Tablets 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 Tablets is indicated for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome whether or not patients undergo cardiac revascularization (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.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Pink coloured, round, biconvex, film coated tablets, debossed with 'Cl' on one side and plain on other side.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient clopidogrel
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems