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VASOGLOR 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.
VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use in patients having severe liver problem, bleeding currently, stroke because of bleeding. VASOGLOR 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 VASOGLOR 60. VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years. The most common side effects of taking VASOGLOR 60 includes bleeding, bruising, headache, dizziness. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.
VASOGLOR 60 is used in combination with acetylsalicylic acid (a medicine that prevents blood clot) for adults who have:
VASOGLOR 60 reduces the clotting of blood and increases the blood flow to vital oragns by preventing the clumping of platelets (small blood cells that stops bleeding from cut or damaged blood vessels).
Take VASOGLOR 60 as advised by your physician. Swallow this medicine, 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.
Stop taking VASOGLOR 60 and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Diarrhea or indigestion:
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
When you feel dizzy, lie, or sit down immediately. if you're experiencing a severe episode of vertigo, lie in a dark and quite place with eyes closed. Vehicle driving should be avoided if you experience frequent dizziness without warning. Talk to your doctor if the symptom worsens.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Try taking rest in a quiet and dark room. Massage with mild pressure on scalp or head.
Take this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods, sugary snacks, and drinks. Avoid drinking too much liquid along with your meals. Talk to your doctor if your symptom is not improving.
Maintain good oral hygiene. Gently brush your teeth twice daily with soft bristled toothbrush and use mouth wash as directed by your physician. Avoid hot and spicy foods as it may irritate the gums. Consult your physician if the symptom worsens.
VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use in pregnant women or women planning for pregnancy. Women should use appropriate contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking VASOGLOR 60.
VASOGLOR 60 should be used during breast-feeding only if clearly considered necessary. Discuss with your doctor before taking VASOGLOR 60.
Do not drive or operate any machines as it may can cause side effects such as confusion and dizziness. Talk to your doctor before taking VASOGLOR 60.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with VASOGLOR 60.
VASOGLOR 60 should be used with caution in patients having any liver disease or any other disease that affected the liver previously. VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking VASOGLOR 60.
VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use if you are allergic to Ticagrelor.
VASOGLOR 60 should be used in caution with patients having asthma, breathing difficulties or other lung problems. Consult your doctor before taking VASOGLOR 60.
VASOGLOR 60 should be taken with caution in patients having low heart rate (having pacemaker). Before taking VASOGLOR 60 consult with your doctor.
VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking VASOGLOR 60, inform your doctor if you have:
Use in pediatrics:
Use in geriatrics:
Before taking VASOGLOR 60, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of VASOGLOR 60, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. You may be at a risk of increased risk of bleeding.
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What are uses of VASOGLOR 60?
Ticagrelor is used alone or in combination with acetylsalicylic acid to lessen the chance of heart attack or stroke in patients with history of heart attack or stroke where the blood flow to the heart and brain is blocked.
What happens if I stop taking VASOGLOR 60?
Do not stop taking VASOGLOR 60 without talking to your doctor first. Stopping this medicine suddenly increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Your doctor may advice you to stop this medicine for a short time if you are undergoing any surgery.
Can VASOGLOR 60 cause gout?
Yes, VASOGLOR 60 can increase the level of uric acid in blood and cause gout. Talk to your doctor if you get severe pain and swelling in your joints which will be the signs of gout.
Is VASOGLOR 60 safe in children’s and elderly?
VASOGLOR 60 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) and should be used in caution with patients above 65 years of age.
Can VASOGLOR 60 cause shortness of breath?
Higher risk of difficulty in breathing was found in patients treated with VASOGLOR 60 when compared with clopidogrel (antiplatelet drug). Contact your doctor immediately if you feel very difficult to breath.
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