NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons
living in Australia. This page contains answers to some common
questions about . It does
not contain all the information that is known about
. It does not take the
place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks
and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risk of you using this medicine
against the benefits he/she expects it will have for you. If you have
any concerns about using this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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What this medicine is used for
clopidogrel (as clopidogrel hydrogen sulfate) and aspirin.
events such as stroke, heart attack or death.
stroke or death, because you have suffered a severe type of chest pain called unstable angina, or had a heart attack.
this medicine for another reason.
How it works
medicines reduce the chances of blood clots forming (a process called thrombosis).
Use in children
Before you take this medicine
When you must not take it
Drugs (NSAIDs) or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
face, lips, tongue, throat or other parts of the body, rash, itching or hives on the skin; fainting or hayfever-like symptoms.
or go to the Accident and Emergency department at the nearest hospital.
Before you start to take it
You have allergies to:
You have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
You are currently pregnant or you plan to become pregnant. Do not take this medicine whilst in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits when this medicine is taken during pregnancy.
You are currently breast-feeding or you plan to breast-feed. Do not take this medicine whilst breast-feeding.
You are planning to have surgery or an anaesthetic.
You are currently receiving or are planning to receive dental treatment.
You are taking or are planning to take any other medicines, This includes vitamins and supplements that are available from
your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
pressure and in some cases may be used together to treat other cardiovascular diseases.
How to take this medicine
in this leaflet.
How much to take
taking any other medicines.
How to take it
When to take it
help you remember when to take it.
How long to take it for
If you forget to take it
it as soon as you remember and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally.
If you take too much (overdose)
Information Centre (Tel: 13 11 26 in Australia) for advice. Alternatively go to the Accident and Emergency Department at your
While you are taking this medicine
Things you must do
regularly for a check-up.
increase the risk of bleeding during surgery or some dental work and treatment may need to be stopped beforehand. Your doctor
will decide whether to stop Clopidogrel/Aspirin and if so, how long before surgery or dental work.
Things you must not do
Things to be careful of
or dizziness may be worse.
Possible side effects
effects. Sometimes they are serious but most of the time they are not.
doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital.
Storage and disposal
the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
dispose of the remaining medicine safely.
What APO-Clopidogrel/Aspirin 75/75 – looks like
What APO-Clopidogrel/Aspirin 75/100 looks like
as the active ingredients.
as the active ingredients.