Aclop® contains the active substance clopidogrel.
Aclop® belongs to a group of medicines called platelet function inhibitors. Platelets are very small blood cells, smaller than red or white blood cells, that clump together during the formation of a blood clot. Platelet function inhibitors prevent this clumping together and in this way reduce the risk of blood clots forming (a process called thrombosis).
Aclop® is taken by adults to prevent the formation of blood clots (thrombi) in ‘calcified’ blood vessels (arteries), a process called atherothrombosis, which can lead to atherothrombotic events such as stroke, heart attack or death.
Aclop® may be prescribed to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of these serious events occurring for the following reasons:
You should also have been prescribed acetylsalicylic acid (an active ingredient found in many medicines both as a painkiller and fever reducer and to prevent blood clots) by your doctor.