How Do Antiplatelet Agents Work?

Reviewed on 10/18/2021

HOW DO ANTIPLATELET AGENTS WORK?

Antiplatelet agents are drugs used to prevent the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Antiplatelet drugs block a substance called thromboxane A2, which is responsible for activating platelets and their aggregation. They also block platelet formation through other mechanisms.

HOW ARE ANTIPLATELET AGENTS USED?

Antiplatelet agents are used for treating:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTIPLATELET AGENTS?

Antiplatelet agents can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF ANTIPLATELET AGENTS?

Generic and brand names of antiplatelet agents include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antiplatelet-agents-cardiovascular

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