What is Pletal?
Pletal is a vasodilator that works by relaxing the muscles in the blood vessels for helping them dilate (widen). This medicine dilates arteries that supply blood to the legs. This medicine also enhances circulation by keeping platelets in the blood from sticking together and clotting.
What is Pletal used for?
The drug is used for treating the symptoms of intermittent claudication. This condition causes reduced blood flow to the legs, leading to pain while walking. This medicine improves the ability to walk longer distances without pain.
How to consume Pletal?
Pletal is usually taken twice a day on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after breakfast or dinner. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
How long dosage of Pletal is to be consumed?
It may take up to 12 weeks before the symptoms might improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell the doctor if symptoms do not improve even after 4 weeks of treatment.
What is to be avoided while taking Pletal?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Pletal and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with the doctor.