Ecosprin Gold 75/20/75 Mg Capsule 15
Aspirin is an analgesic, used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, joint pain, dysmenorrhea (pain during periods) and heart attack. It is also used as a blood thinner in heart diseases and stroke. Clopidogrel is used to prevent blood from clotting. Clopidogrel is beneficial in prevention of heart attack and stroke, and relieve chest pain. Atorvastatin is used to reduce high cholesterol levels in the body and to lower stroke and heart attacks. It is also used to treat heart complications in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Additionally, atorvastatin is used to lower bad cholesterol in the body.
How does the drug work?
Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid that blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which decreases the production of two chemicals- prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Low levels of prostaglandin bring about pain relief. Low thromboxane levels results in thinning of blood, therefore, its long-term use helps to prevent heart attack and stroke. Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet drug. The drug works by preventing platelets (a type of blood cells) from aggregating, thereby, preventing the formation of blood clots. Clopidogrel is also known as a blood-thinning agent as it keeps the blood thin enough to flow smoothly through the blood vessels. Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase which is responsible for converting this enzyme into mevalonate in the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway. This results in the subsequent decrease of hepatic cholesterol levels and increases hepatic uptake of LDL-C concentrations.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of aspirin include rashes, ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract, stomach ache, abdominal cramping, nausea, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, and bleeding. Some people may be hypersensitive to acetyl salicylic acid. Clopidogrel side effects include diarrhea, nausea, acne-like rash, joint pain, chest pain, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, depression, and bruising. The most common side effects of atorvastatin are heartburn, joint pain, confusion, diarrhea, indigestion, confusion, joint pain, fatigue, and weakness.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. How often should I take Aspirin? It is best to take Aspirin as directed by your physician. Usually, the drug is taken daily, for its maximum benefit.
2. Are there any risks associated with Aspirin? Yes, Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have a bleeding disorder, you may need to take Aspirin in reduced doses or under medical supervision. The drug may also increase the risk of stomach ulcers; therefore, those with the history of ulcers should be careful.
3. What can I do to prevent stomach upset associated with the drug intake? Stomach upset is a common side-effect of the drug and may decrease once the body gets used to the drug. Taking the medication with milk or after food reduces stomach upset.
4. Can I give Aspirin for the treatment of fever in my 7-year old child? No, aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious illness, in children, therefore, should be avoided.
5. I am scheduled for a surgery after a month. Should I tell my surgeon that I take Aspirin? Yes, you should tell your surgeon that you take Aspirin. Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Therefore the medication must be stopped for a week or two before the surgery to reduce the bleeding risk. Clopidogrel
1. I have stomach ulcer which causes bleeding at times, can I use clopidogrel bisulfate? No, if you have any bleeding diseases, then you should not use clopidogrel bisulfate as it can cause bleeding.
2. I am on clopidogrel since two months, can I undergo a dental surgery? If you are planning to undergo any surgery, you must make the doctor aware that you are using clopidogrel bisulfate, because it may cause over bleeding during the surgical procedure.
3. What are the suitable storage conditions for clopidogrel bisulfate? Clopidogrel bisulfate must be stored at a room temperature away from moisture and heat.
4. Can I gain or lose weight by chronic use of clopidogrel bisulfate? No, there is no evidence that you may lose or gain weight with the long-term use of clopidogrel bisulfate.
5. I have gastric acidity problem and am on clopidogrel. Is it ok if I administer ranitidine for acidity? Yes, ranitidine is safe to take with clopidogrel. But other drugs of same class such as cimetidine which are used in gastric acidity can interact with clopidogrel. Atorvastatin
1. Can I use atorvastatin during pregnancy? No, it is unsafe to use atorvastatin during pregnancy. Ask your doctor for the drug appropriate for you.
2. What are the diet instructions I should follow while taking atorvastatin? Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Take fiber rich food.
3. Does atorvastatin cause liver damage? Yes, atorvastatin, when taken with alcohol, may damage the functioning of the liver.
4. Can I give atorvastatin to my 10-year-old child? Atorvastatin is not recommended for the younger children. Consult the doctor before giving the medicine.
5. I am experiencing low blood pressure levels with atorvastatin. Should I stop the medicine? Yes, stop using atorvastatin and report the doctor immediately.