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Why has my veterinarian prescribed Clopidogrel Bisulfate?
Clopidogrel Bisulfate is prescribed by veterinarians to prevent thromboembolic disease, or cardiovascular disease, in cats. This medicine is also prescribed to treat hypercoagulable states, or blood clotting disorders, in dogs. This medicine may be useful for preventing thrombi in susceptible cats and may improve pelvic limb circulation in cats after a cardiogenic embolic event.
How do I give Clopidogrel Bisulfate?
If I miss a dose, what do I do?
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
How do I store Clopidogrel Bisulfate?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.
What are the potential side effects of Clopidogrel Bisulfate?
While Clopidogrel Bisulfate appears to be well tolerated by cats, it may cause vomiting, lack of appetite, and bleeding. Some cats may also develop anorexia; giving the drug with food may alleviate these effects.
Report any bleeding or black, tarry stools to your veterinarian.
Talk to your veterinarian about possible risks of using this medication if your pet is nursing or will be nursing.
What about possible drug interactions?
Clopidogrel Bisulfate may interact with: aspirin, heparin, low molecular weight heparins, NSAIDS, phenytoin, proton pump inhibitors, torsemide, and warfarin.
What about overdosing?
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Clopidogrel's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.
This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Clopidogrel Tabelts to your pet.
Clopidogrel is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Clopidogrel's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Clopidogrel Tablets for Dogs and Cats.
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