Clofirst AS 150/75mg Tablet 10'S

Thrombotic Disorder Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is a combination of Aspirin and Clopidogrel which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiplatelets. CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is used in the prevention of early and long-term atherothrombotic events such as myocardial infarction (also known as heart attack), stroke (reduced blood supply to brain leading to brain death), cardiovascular death, or refractory ischemia (chest pain due to inadequate blood supply to the heart) in patients having acute coronary syndrome with or without cardiac revascularization (including surgical or PCI, with or without stent insertion). Acute coronary syndrome is a heart condition caused by plaque rupture or clot formation in the coronary arteries. Symptoms include heart attack, chest pressure or pain while at rest, shortness of breath and sweating.

Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet medicine that blocks the aggregation of platelets in the blood vessels and aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that irreversibly inhibits the activity of the enzymes involved in the production of platelets, thus reducing platelet aggregation in the coronary arteries leading to the prevention of fatal cardiac outcomes. Along treatment with CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG follow a healthy low-fat diet as advised by doctor to achieve better results.

Avoid drinking alcohol during treatment with CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG, as it could increase the risk of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Do not stop taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG abruptly without consulting your doctor because premature discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of cardiovascular events. CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver, kidney, or lung disease.

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is generally not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women and in children (below 18 years). Consult your doctor for an alternative therapy. The most common side effects of taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG are diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and indigestion. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG

  • To prevent atherothrombotic events (such as myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death, or refractory ischemia) in patients having acute coronary syndrome with or without cardiac revascularization (including surgical or PCI, with or without stent insertion)

HOW CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG WORKS

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG reduces the risk of heart problems, where clopidogrel acts by irreversibly inhibiting platelet aggregation in the coronary arteries and aspirin acts by blocking an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase 1 which is believed to be responsible for catalyzing the synthesis of platelets, thus leading to the prevention of fatal cardiac outcomes.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG as advised by your physician. Swallow CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG

COMMON

  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • indigestion, or heartburn

UNCOMMON

  • nausea or vomiting
  • headache, dizziness
  • ulcers in the stomach, constipation, flatulence
  • skin rash or itching
  • sensation of tingling and numbness in the body
  • runny nose
  • difficulty in breathing

RARE

  • vertigo (spinning sensation)
  • aplastic anemia
  • cramps in lower respiratory tract, asthma attack
  • gynecomastia (breast enlargement in male)
  • menorrhagia (abnormal heavy or prolonged menstrual periods)
  • generalized allergic reactions (such as overall heat sensation with sudden general discomfort until fainting)
  • hemorrhagic vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels with bleeding)
  • granulocytosis (increased granulocytes in peripheral blood)
  • decreased platelet count (signs include easy bruising or bleeding)
  • signs of low neutrophil count (sore throat, mouth ulcer, or susceptible to infection)

Stop taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following side effects:

  • fever, signs of infection or extreme tiredness
  • signs of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (such as jaundice, bruising under the skin that can appear as red pinpoints dots under the skin, confusion, fever, unexplained extreme tiredness and/or confusion)
  • signs of allergic reactions (such as skin rashes, itching with blisters, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, throat, or shock)
  • signs of serious skin reactions like erythema multiforme, stevens-johnson syndrome or lyell’s syndrome (such as skin redness with blisters or peeling which may be associated with high fever and joint pain)
  • signs of liver problems (yellowing of the skin or white of the eyes (jaundice), whether not associated with bleeding which appears under the skin (red pinpoint dots) and confusion
  • unusual bleeding (such as bleeding in the brain, bruising under the skin, nasal bleeds, blood in urine, bleeding in the stomach or bowel leading to coughing up blood or black stools or bleeding in other parts of the body such as eyes, lungs, or joints)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and vomiting:

Try to take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhea. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Flatulence:

Eat smaller and frequent meals. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Constipation:

Eat fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve on its own.

Indigestion:

Eat only when you are hungry. Try to eat smaller portions at a time. Always try to have a nutritious snack that is high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

BREASTFEEDING

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG as it could increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

KIDNEY

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in patients having severe kidney disease and should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

LIVER

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver disease and it should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

ALLERGY

Do not take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG if you are allergic to Aspirin, Clopidogrel or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ex. ibuprofen, celecoxib, etoricoxib).

LUNGS

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in patients having respiratory conditions such as asthma, nasal discharge (runny nose) or polyps (a type of growth in the nose). Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

OTHERS

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use if you have:

  • coagulation disorders (Ex. hemophilia, thrombocytopenia)
  • bleeding in the brain (Ex. intracranial hemorrhage or cerebrovascular hemorrhage)
  • bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
  • gout
  • menorrhagia (abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual period)

Before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG, inform your physician if you:

  • have stomach ulcer or severe stomach pain
  • had a recent serious injury
  • are going to have any upcoming surgery (including dental procedures) or already had recently
  • had a recent ischemic stroke (blot clot in the artery supplying the brain)
  • have a history of asthma or other allergic diseases
  • are alcoholic
  • have G6PD deficiency (a genetic disorder causing destruction of red blood cells in response to certain stimuli)
  • have active chickenpox or shingles infection

Use in pediatrics:

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). because of increased risk of gastro-intestinal bleeding and perforation when used for prolonged duration (if prolonged therapy is essential, patients should be reviewed regularly). Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG inform to your doctor, if you are taking any of these medicines:

  • other anticoagulant medicines used to prevent blood clots (Ex. warfarin, heparin, coumarin) or dipyridamole
  • medicines used to treat stomach ulcers such as antacids (Ex. aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide) and proton-pump inhibitors (Ex. omeprazole or esomeprazole)
  • other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ex. ibuprofen, paracetamol)
  • glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (used during percutaneous coronary intervention) Ex. abciximab, eptifibatide, and tirofiban
  • medicines used to treat heart problems or hypertension (Ex. captopril, enalapril, lisinopril)
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (used to treat depression) Ex. fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine etc.
  • methotrexate (used to treat cancer and other auto immune diseases)
  • diuretics (used to increase urine output) Ex. furosemide, chlorothiazide
  • acetazolamide (used to treat or prevent altitude sickness)
  • digoxin (used to treat abnormal heart rate)
  • lithium (used to treat metal illness)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat pain and inflammation) Ex. prednisolone, dexamethasone
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy (Ex. phenytoin, valproic acid)
  • ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to prevent graft rejection or treat auto-immune disease)
  • ticlopidine (an antiplatelet medicine used to prevent heart problems)
  • medicines used to treat gout (such as probenecid, sulfinpyrazone or benzbromarone)
  • fluconazole or voriconazole (used to treat fungal infection)
  • medicines used to treat HIV infection (Ex. efavirenz or tenofovir)
  • varicella vaccine (used to prevent chickenpox or shingles)
  • moclobemide (a medicine used to treat depression)
  • medicines used to control blood glucose level (Ex. glipizide, gliclazide, glimepiride, repaglinide)
  • paclitaxel (used to treat certain forms of cancer)
  • nicorandil (used to treat chest pain)
  • mifepristone (abortion pill)
  • metoclopramide (used to prevent vomiting)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else take too much of CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG, contact your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. Overdosage symptoms of CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG might include increased bleeding, confusion, disorientation, coma, convulsions, vomiting, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo (spinning sensation), sweating, warm extremities with bounding pulses, increased respiratory rate, hyperventilation, low blood sugar levels, low potassium and platelets levels in blood, increased body temperature, kidney failure, respiratory alkalosis, metabolic acidosis and pulmonary edema (non-cardiac related).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Aspirin, Clopidogrel
Pharmacological Category :   Antiplatelets
Therapeutic Indication :   Myocardial infarction, Stroke, Cardiac death, Angina
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG out of reach of children
  • Store CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG

Can CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG be taken at night?

Always take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG as advised by your physician. Your doctor will prescribe a suitable dose, frequency, and time for you depending upon your age and existing disease condition. Before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG consult your doctor for more information regarding the direction of use.  

Can I consume alcohol while taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG?

No. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG as it could aggravate your existing disease condition and increase the risk of bleeding. Before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG inform your doctor if you are alcoholic.

Can I take paracetamol along with CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG?

Avoid concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like paracetamol or ibuprofen while taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG, because it may increase the risk of gastro-intestinal bleeding. Consult your doctor for an alternative pain relief medicine which can be used with CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.   

Can CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG be used in elderly patients?

Yes. CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG can be used in elderly patients. It should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above) because of increased risk of gastro-intestinal bleeding and perforation when used for prolonged duration (if prolonged therapy is essential, patients should be reviewed regularly). Consult your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

Can CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG be used in pregnancy?

No. CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG is strictly not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, you should inform your doctor before taking CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG.

What to do If I forget to take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG?

You should take CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG immediately when you remember. If it is time for your next dose of CLOFIRST AS 150/75MG skip the dose and follow your regular dose schedule. Do not double the dose to match up your missed dose.

REFERENCES

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3. Gerald G. Briggs and Roger K. Freeman. C. A reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. Tenth Edition. 2015. Page – 888-891 & 288-298.

4. Nai-Fang Chi, Chi-Pang Wen, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Jie-Yuan Li, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Chih-Hung Chen, Li-Ming Lien, Ching-Huang Lin, Yu Sun, Wei-Lun Chang, Chaur-Jong Hu, Chung Y. Hsu on behalf of and Taiwan Stroke Registry Investigators. Comparison Between Aspirin and Clopidogrel in Secondary Stroke Prevention Based on Real-World Data. Journal of American heart association. September 2018. [Accessed on 4th October 2021] https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.118.009856

5. S. Claiborne Johnston, J. Donald Easton, Mary Farrant, William Barsan, Robin A. Conwit, Jordan J. Elm, Anthony S. Kim, Anne S. Lindblad, and Yuko Y. Palesch.  Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA. The New England journal of Medicine. [Revised in July 2018] [Accessed on 4th October 2021] https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1800410

6. Shereif H. Rezkalla and Michele Benz. Antiplatelet Therapy from Clinical Trials to Clinical Practice. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. April 2003. [Accessed on 4th October 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1069031/

7. TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD. DEPLATT A. Torrentian.com. [Revised in July 2019] [Accessed on 4th October 2021] https://www.torrentian.com/pisheet/Upload/PI_Sheet/2003.pdf

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count
  • Kidney function test
  • Liver function test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    ASPIRIN 150 mg+CLOPIDOGREL 75 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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