Drug interactions between Plavix and Ticlid
Interactions between your drugs
ticlopidine ↔ clopidogrel
Applies to:Ticlid (ticlopidine) and Plavix (clopidogrel)
It is possible that ticlopidine may interfere with the effects of clopidogrel in some patients. This may make the medication less effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Ticlid (ticlopidine)
Food can enhance the levels of ticlopidine in your body. Take ticlopidine with food or just after eating to lessen stomach upset. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
ADP receptor antagonists
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'ADP receptor antagonists' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'ADP receptor antagonists' category:
- clopidogrel (active ingredient in Plavix (clopidogrel))
- ticlopidine (active ingredient in Ticlid (ticlopidine))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.