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Brand Name Ticlid
Generic Name Ticlopidine Hydrochloride
Category Preventing blood clots
Medication 250 mg

Information to have about Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Equivalent to Ticlid) ..

What is Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) and what are its uses ?
How does Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid)
Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Warnings and Precautions.
Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Side effects.

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What is Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) and what are its uses ?

Ticlid (Ticlopidine) helps to prevent blood clots.

Ticlid helps to prevent strokes in patients who have already had a stroke, or those who are at high risk of having a stroke.

A stroke may occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by a blood clot. Ticlid reduces the chance that a harmful blood clot will form, by preventing certain cells in the blood from clumping together.

However, Ticlid should not be used in patients who can take aspirin to prevent a stroke. Ticlid is also sometimes used to prevent a heart attack in patients who have already had unstable chest pain or a heart attack.

Ticlid is also sometimes given with aspirin after certain procedures used to open blocked blood vessels leading to the heart.

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How does Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Works (Mechanism) ?

Ticlid belongs to the category of medicines known as antiplatelets.

Ticlid is known to work by preventing the blood cells called platelets from clumping together and starting off the clotting process, though the exact mechanism of action is not fully known.

Ticlid also prevents the binding of fibrinogen, a substance involved in blood clotting, to the platelets. Hence, the overall effect of Ticlid is to reduce the likelihood of clots forming in the blood.

Ticlid is also used in patients with intermittent claudication (sudden cramping pain in the muscles of the leg caused by limited blood supply), as clots in the blood would further reduce the blood supply. 

Dosage: How should you take Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) ?

Take Ticlid tablets orally. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Take Ticlid with food or milk to help absorb Ticlid into the body and reduce stomach upset. Avoid antacids for 2 hours before and after the dose of Ticlid. Take your doses of Ticlid at regular intervals. Do not take Ticlid more often than directed. Adults
For prevention of strokes the usual prescribed dose of Ticlid is one 250-milligram tablet of taken twice a day alongwith food.

For prevention of strokes or heart attack following heart stent procedure the usual prescribed dose of Ticlid is one 250 milligram tablet to be taken twice a day alongwith the recommended dose of Aspirin for up to 30 days.

Children
It is not likely that Ticlid would be used to help prevent strokes in children. If a child needs Ticlid, however, the dose of Ticlid would have to be determined by the doctor.

Have you skipped your Ticlid dose?
If you miss a dose of Ticlid, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Ticlid

If you take too much of Ticlid?
Incase of an overdose with Ticlid seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Ticlid overdose are not known.

Where should you store Ticlid?
Keep Ticlid of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Ticlid at room temperature between 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Ticlid after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Ticlid
Ticlid is available as a 250 mg tablet. 

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid)

The following drugs may interact with Ticlid. They may increase or decrease the activity of Ticlid.

  • agents that dissolve blood clots
  • antacids
  • antiinflammatory agents (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen)
  • aspirin
  • blood thinners such as warfarin
  • cimetidine
  • cilostazol
  • clopidogrel
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • dipyridamole
  • fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) supplements
  • herbal or dietary supplements like feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, and horse chestnut
  • phenytoin
  • prasterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA supplements
  • theophylline

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Ticlid works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines. 

Who should not take Ticlid?
The use of Ticlid should be avoided during pregnancy, as its safety has not been established.

To make sure you do not develop any problems your health care provider will arrange for you to have blood tests before you start Ticlid and then every 2 weeks for the first 3 months. It is essential that you keep your appointments for the blood tests. Do not stop taking Ticlid without your prescriber's advice. If your prescriber decides to stop Ticlid within the first 3 months, you will still need to have you blood tested for an additional 2 weeks after you have stopped taking Ticlid.

Ticlid can cause serious blood problems. This can mean risk of infection or bleeding. Avoid activities that increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your prescriber or health care professional at once if have any unusual bleeding or bruise easily or an infection that will not get better.

Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth. Inform your dentist you are taking Ticlid prior to any appointment or procedure.

Ask your prescriber or health care professional before you take non-prescription pain relievers. Do not take aspirin, aspirin-containing products, or antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen unless directed to do so by your prescriber or health care professional.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Ticlid.

Ticlid should not be used if you are suffering from peptic ulcers.

Ticlid should not be used if you have had a recent surgery, bleeding or major injury.

Ticlid should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Ticlid and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Warnings and Precautions.

Side effects to Ticlid occur most frequently during the first 3 months of therapy. To make sure you do not develop any problems your health care provider will arrange for you to have blood tests before you start Ticlid and then every 2 weeks for the first 3 months. It is essential that you keep your appointments for the blood tests. Do not stop taking Ticlid without your prescriber's advice. If your prescriber decides to stop Ticlid within the first 3 months, you will still need to have you blood tested for an additional 2 weeks after you have stopped taking Ticlid.

Ticlid can cause serious blood problems. This can mean risk of infection or bleeding. Avoid activities that increase your risk of bleeding. Tell your prescriber or health care professional at once if have any unusual bleeding or bruise easily or an infection that will not get better.

Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth. Inform your dentist you are taking Ticlid prior to any appointment or procedure.

Ask your prescriber or health care professional before you take non-prescription pain relievers. Do not take aspirin, aspirin-containing products, or antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen unless directed to do so by your prescriber or health care professional.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Ticlid.

Ticlopidine Hydrochloride (Generic Ticlid) Side effects.

Side effects of Ticlid that should be reported to your health care professional as soon as possible:

  • low blood counts - Ticlid may decrease the number of white blood cells and/or platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding.
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, nose bleeds, bleeding gums
  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • joint pain or swelling
  • paleness
  • ringing in the ears
  • skin rash or itching (hives)
  • stomach pain
  • unusually heavy menstrual bleeding
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weakness on a side of the body
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects of Ticlid that usually do not require medical attention:

  • decreased appetite
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • indigestion
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain, bloating, or discomfort