TICAPLAT 60 contains Ticagrelor which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiplatelets. It is used in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (a medicine that prevents blood clot) for adults who had heart attack (blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle characterized by tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms, abnormal heartbeat, and anxiety), unstable angina (chest pain that is caused by inadequate blood supply to heart with the symptom of crushing type of pain in chest with mild physical activity). It also reduces the chances of having another heart attack and stroke from other diseases related to heart or blood vessels. Stroke is defined as the damage to the brain from interruption in its blood supply characterized by paralysis, numbness or weakness in the arm, face, and leg, trouble in speaking or understanding others.
Ticagrelor reduces the clotting of blood and increases the blood flow to vital organs by preventing the clumping of platelets (small blood cells that stops bleeding from cut or damaged blood vessels). Your doctor may check your complete blood count, bleeding time, clotting time at regular intervals along with the treatment.
TICAPLAT 60 is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver problem, bleeding currently, stroke because of bleeding. TICAPLAT 60 should be used in caution with patient having heart disease, lung problems. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your doctor for advice before taking TICAPLAT 60. TICAPLAT 60 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years. The most common side effects of taking TICAPLAT 60 includes bleeding, bruising, headache, dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.