Deklot 10mg Tablet

Introduction to Deklot 10mg Tablet

The medicine belongs to a group of blood thinners or antiplatelets. The drug does not allow blood to accumulate and form a clot but promotes blood to keep flowing smoothly all over the body. This prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack in the future. 

How Deklot 10mg Tablet Works?

The active ingredient present in it, Prasugrel has anti-platelet properties that prevent platelets from sticking together, hence preventing the formation of harmful blood clots.

How To Use Deklot 10mg Tablet

  • You can take the dose before or after having a meal.
  • Take the medicine regularly at a same time.
  • Do not stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor even if you feel better; this may cause serious harms.
  • It can be taken along with aspirin to prevent blood clotting in some cases.
  • Take the dose as a whole without dividing it into parts and follow the dose and duration suggested by a doctor.

Special Precautions About Deklot 10mg Tablet

  • Bleeding is the most common side effect; if bleeding persist in an injured area visit a doctor immediately.
  • Do not take the medicine if you are suffering from bleeding from any part of your body.
  • Discuss it with your doctor openly if recently you have gone through a surgery or serious injury.
  • If your blood does not clot properly discuss it with your doctor before starting the treatment.

Benefits Of Deklot 10mg Tablet

  • It prevent patients from serious heart-related problems like blood clot formation, heart attack, and stroke.

Side Effects Of Deklot 10mg Tablet

  • Bleeding

What If I Missed A Dose Of Deklot 10mg Tablet

  • Use the medicine as you remember to take. 
  • If the next dose is near then Skip the missed Dose. 
  • Do not double up for the missed Dose. 
  • If you miss doses frequently then consult your Doctor.

FAQS

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. Can you drink alcohol while taking Deklot?

It is not advised to take alcohol while taking Deklot, as alcohol may increase your chance of stomach bleeding. As a result, you may vomit blood (which may be bright red blood or black/dark brown like coffee grounds) or you may have bloody or black tarry stools. Discuss with your doctor if you are not sure.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Deklot?

Deklot may cause serious or life-threatening bleeding. Moreover, you may bruise easily and it may take longer than usual for bleeding to stop even if you have a minor injury such as a small cut while shaving. Get emergency medical help if you notice excessive or prolonged bleeding. You should inform your doctor if you notice black tarry stools or if there is blood in the urine. Be vigilant on any signs of stroke such as sudden numbness or weakness (one side or both sides of the body), difficulty walking, mental confusion, slurred speech, dizziness and any unexplained headache. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop any such signs of stroke as stroke is an uncommon side effect of Deklot and needs urgent medical attention as it can otherwise be fatal.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. Do I need to stop Deklot before surgery?

Your doctor will decide whether you need to stop taking Deklot before any surgery or treatment or not. Usually, if a surgery or treatment is planned beforehand, the doctor may stop Deklot a few days (usually 7 days) before the surgery or treatment owing to the increased risk of bleeding during the procedure. You should not stop taking Deklot on your own without discussing it with your doctor.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. What should I avoid while taking Deklot?

Avoid activities that may increase your chances of bleeding. Be extra careful while shaving or brushing your teeth to prevent bleeding. You should avoid taking painkillers, but if you need to take one like ibuprofen for joint pain, headache, backache etc, then consult your doctor first. This is because taking pain killers with Deklot may increase your chances of developing a stomach ulcer and bleeding. Refrain from taking excessive alcohol with Deklot as it can irritate your stomach and lead to a stomach ulcer as well.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. How long do I need to take Deklot after stent insertion?

The exact duration of taking Deklot will be decided by your doctor after considering various factors like the illness you are being treated for, type of stent inserted, any episodes of bleeding experienced by you during treatment etc. Usually, it is prescribed for a minimum duration of 1 year. However, follow your doctors advice precisely to get maximum benefit of Deklot. Discuss with your doctor before stopping the medication, as sudden discontinuation may increase the chances of clot formation in the stent, heart attack, and can even lead to death.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Deklot?

If you have missed a dose of Deklot, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. Is Deklot a blood thinner?

Yes, Deklot is a type of blood thinner. It works by preventing platelets (type of blood cells) from sticking together and forming clots. This action of Deklot helps in preventing conditions like heart attack or stroke in people with heart disease, who have recently suffered a heart attack or severe heart-related chest pain (unstable angina).

Deklot 10mg Tablet

Q. Can you take aspirin with Deklot?

Deklot is usually prescribed along with aspirin in to prevent serious or life-threatening problems associated with heart or blood vessels (like heart attack, stroke, clot formation in a stent). This combination of medicine is given to patients who have recently had a heart attack and underwent angioplasty (stent placement in blocked blood vessels of the heart)had a heart attack, stroke, or had angioplasty to remove the blockage in arteries which supply the heart. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine if you are taking Deklot and follow the doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

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Safety Advice For Deklot 10mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

It should be taken cautiouly by the patients suffering from severe liver disease.

Kidney

It is probably considered to be safe if taken by kidney patients.

Alcohol

No harmful effects have been recorded yet if consumed alcohol while taking the drug; doctor's consultation is appreciated.

Driving

Iit does not seem to imapir driving ability.

Pregnancy

There is no information available regarding the safety of medicine while taking during pregnancy; you may consult a doctor before starting the medicine.

Breast feeding

There is no information available regarding the safety of medicine while taking during breastfeeding; you may consult a doctor before starting the medicine.

Liver

It should be taken cautiouly by the patients suffering from severe liver disease.

Kidney

It is probably considered to be safe if taken by kidney patients.

Alcohol

No harmful effects have been recorded yet if consumed alcohol while taking the drug; doctor's consultation is appreciated.

Driving

Iit does not seem to imapir driving ability.

Pregnancy

There is no information available regarding the safety of medicine while taking during pregnancy; you may consult a doctor before starting the medicine.

Breast feeding

There is no information available regarding the safety of medicine while taking during breastfeeding; you may consult a doctor before starting the medicine.

Health And Lifestyle

Maintain a healthy diet with low amounts of salt, fat, and cholesterol and exercise regularly. Avoid smoking and alcohol intake. Manage stress and engage in practices like meditation or deep breathing.

Drug Interaction

  • Warfarin
  • NSAIDs

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • Alcohol
  • Grapefruit Juice

Disease Explanation

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A heart attack happens when there is reduced oxygen supply to the heart due to decrease in blood flow which is caused by blockage of blood vessels, ultimately leading to heart muscle damage. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, either by a clot or damaged blood vessel, leading to brain damage.

Update on: Wednesday, 10 July, 2024

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Rakshita Garg

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