Ticlid , also commonly referred to as ticlopidine, is a platelet aggregation inhibitor which is used to reduce the risk of stroke. Ticlid works by preventing excessive blood clotting in the body which is often the cause of strokes.
This drug comes in a tablet form and is taken orally about twice a day, as prescribed by your doctor.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Ticlid are upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, gas and headaches. If the side effects become severe, contact a medical professional for immediate assistance.
This drug is also prescribed by doctors before an open heart surgery, to treat certain types of kidney diseases and to unclog blocked arteries in the legs. Doctors may occasionally prescribe Ticlid for other purposes as well.