FAQs ABOUT PRASITA A CAPSULE
What is PRASITA A CAPSULE used for?
PRASITA A CAPSULE is used to reduce the risk of blood clot formation in patients who have undergone surgeries or non-surgical procedures in the heart (such as PCI or stent implantation). This helps in preventing the recurrence of heart attack, stroke, angina, atherosclerosis and other circulatory problems caused due to blood clots among patients with heart problems and/or problems in blood circulation.
What are the side effects of PRASITA A CAPSULE?
The most common side effects of taking PRASITA A CAPSULE are increased bleeding tendency, anaemia, stomach problems and indigestion. Consult your doctor if they trouble you.
Can I stop taking PRASITA A CAPSULE once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking PRASITA A CAPSULE without consulting your doctor. As blood clot problems are a chronic condition, long-term treatment is necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take PRASITA A CAPSULE as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Sudden withdrawal from therapy may cause the symptoms to reappear.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of PRASITA A CAPSULE?
If you forget to take a dose of PRASITA A CAPSULE, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose of PRASITA A CAPSULE and take the next one at the regular time. Do not take a double dose of PRASITA A CAPSULE to compensate for the missed dose.
Is PRASITA A CAPSULE a blood thinner?
Yes. PRASITA A CAPSULE is a blood thinner. It prevents the clumping of platelets (a type of blood cell that causes blood clots) within the blood vessels. This reduces the risk of clot or plaque formation within the blood vessels and improves blood flow to all parts of the body.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking PRASITA A CAPSULE?
Before taking PRASITA A CAPSULE inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have asthma, hay fever, high blood pressure, dehydration, heavy menstrual periods or if you are scheduled for any surgery (including minor dental surgeries) in the upcoming days as a precaution. Do not take PRASITA A CAPSULE if you have ulcers/bleeding in the stomach or intestines or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid engaging in activities that involve the risk of cuts or injuries (like shaving, playing, or handling sharp objects) as this medicine may make you bleed more.
Can the use of PRASITA A CAPSULE affect the liver?
Yes. PRASITA A CAPSULE may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it is strictly not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases. It should be used with caution in patients with other minor liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Should I stop using PRASITA A CAPSULE before any surgery?
Yes. PRASITA A CAPSULE is a blood thinner which may make you bleed more easily even after minor cuts or injuries. As surgeries are always associated with increased bleeding tendency, simultaneous use of PRASITA A CAPSULE is not recommended as it may make you bleed more.