Ticlopidine

What is Ticlopidine?

Ticlopidine (trade name Ticlid) is an antiplatelet drug in the thienopyridine family. Like the newer drug clopidogrel, it is an adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor inhibitor. It is used in patients in whom aspirin is not tolerated, or in whom dual antiplatelet therapy is desirable. Because it has been reported to increase the risk of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and neutropenia, its use has largely been supplanted by clopidogrel, which is thought to have a much lower hematologic risk. Its niche role as an alternative in those patients who do not tolerate clopidogrel was superseded by Ticagrelor and Prasugrel. The usual dose is 250 mg twice daily by the oral route.

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I have mild plaque in my carotid, My doctor has prescribed statins which have greatly improved my numbers but she also wants me to take Plavix. I...

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