Coronary artery is responsible for the blood supply to the heart muscles. The blood clots formed in the artery obstruct the flow of blood to the heart muscles. This results in the heart attack. The blood clots are formed usually due to cholesterol plaque on the inner wall of the coronary artery.
Ticlopidine HCl is used to prevent blood clot after a recent heart attack or stroke. It is also found useful in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels. The FDA approved Ticlopidine HCl in October 1991.
How do Ticlopidine HCl works?
Ticlopidine HCl belongs to the class of drugs called an antiplatelet. It inhibits the ability of the platelets to clump and form blood clots. This reduces the risk of blood clots to block the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscles. All this decrease the chance of stroke or heart attack. The above drug helps keep blood flow smoothly in your body.
How to take Ticlopidine HCl?
Ticlopidine HCl is an oral medication available in the form of tablets of strength 250 mg. Take the tablet along with food. The length of the treatment and the dose is decided by your doctor. It depends on your medical condition.
It is sometimes combined with other medicines e.g. aspirin. This combination is used to treat coronary artery stenting for up to 30 days following successful stent implantation.
What are the uses of Ticlopidine HCl?
What are precautions in taking Ticlopidine HCl?
Cost of Ticlopidine HCl (Generic and Brand).
Brand drugs are costlier than the Generic ones. They include a huge expenditure on advertising, Research, and development etc. They also spend on packaging and pricing of the drug. The generic drugs doesn’t include this spending. The benefit is passed to our customers.
Cost of Generic Ticlopidine HCl.
-Pack of 30 tablets of 250 mg costs $ 28, per unit cost is $0.93.
Cost of Brand Ticlid.
-Pack of 30 tablets of 250 mg costs $ 146.79, per unit cost is $ 1.52.