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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ticlopidine?

(tye KLOE pi deen)

• This medicine is used to prevent strokes.

• This medicine is used after heart procedures to protect the arteries.

• This medicine is used to protect bypass grafts and stents in the heart.

• This medicine is used to protect the transplanted kidney.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Stent patients: Talk with your heart doctor before stopping this medicine for any reason.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.