GENERIC NAME: TICLOPIDINE - ORAL (tie-KLO-pih-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Ticlid
WARNING: Rarely, this medication has caused serious, sometimes life-threatening blood and immune disorders (agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, neutropenia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-TTP). Symptoms may appear within the first few days after starting this medication. Seek immediate attention if you notice any of these rare but serious side effects: difficulty speaking, weakness on one side of the body, seizures, red pinpoint-sized bleeding spots on the skin, dark-colored urine, or yellowing of eyes/skin (see also Side Effects section).
Your doctor will be monitoring your blood counts before and regularly during treatment, especially the first 3 months of therapy. It is important that you keep all your medical and laboratory appointments.
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.
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