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- What is ticlopidine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for ticlopidine?
- Is ticlopidine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for ticlopidine?
- What are the side effects of ticlopidine?
- What is the dosage for ticlopidine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with ticlopidine?
- Is ticlopidine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about ticlopidine?
What is the dosage for ticlopidine?
The recommended dose is 250 mg twice daily with food for stroke prevention. For preventing blood clots in stents, a single 500 mg loading dose is administered several hours before stent placement, and then 250 mg is administered twice daily for 10-14 days after successful stent placement.
Which drugs or supplements interact with ticlopidine?
Combining ticlopidine with other drugs that promote bleeding increases the risk of bleeding. Examples include aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and heparin. Ticlopidine may increase duloxetine (Cymbalta) levels by reducing the break down of duloxetine in the liver and thereby lead to side effects from duloxetine. The combination may also increase the risk of bleeding because duloxetine can interfere with platelet function. Ticlopidine may increase pimozide (Orap) levels by reducing the break-down of pimozide in the liver. Increased pimozide levels may cause abnormal heart rhythms.
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