Pletal is used to treat patients with problematic blood flow to the legs.
Pletal is a drug that is used to relieve muscle pain and cramping caused by claudication in the legs. Claudication refers to the legs not getting a sufficient blood flow and as a result of being deprived from adequate oxygen for long periods of time. This leads to the muscles of the leg cramping as it does not have the sufficient energy to operate.
Pletal solves this issue by increasing blood flow to the leg muscles by expanding the veins. This ensures that the correct amount of oxygen reaches the legs and as a result, muscle contractions can take place appropriately.
Pletal is an oral medication that should be taken according to the prescription of your doctor. It is generally recommended to be taken twice a day, before or after meals. However, it is best to leave a time interval of at least one hour before and after taking the medication. The dosage of the medication will depend on your health condition and according to how your body responds to it.
The regular administration of this drug is very important for proper results to be seen.
It is very important to discuss with your doctor about your medical history before taking the drug. Individuals with a history of kidney, liver issues as well as blood disorder, strokes and other cardiac problems should be cautious when taking the drug.
It is important to avoid injuries at all costs when using this drug. Since Pletal increases blood flow by expanding the blood vessels, the possibility of experiencing excess bleeding for the simplest injury is very high. Therefore, stay away from sharp objects that can cause bleeding as well as heavy machinery that may cause other injuries.
It is also advisable to avoid driving until your body gets used to the drug.
Pletal can also lead to a heart rhythm disorder called QT prolongation. This can cause your heart beat to spike in an unexpected manner. Therefore, individuals with a history of heart rhythm disorder should keep in mind to get regular check ups.
It is best to limit the use of alcohol when using this drug.
You may experience some common side effects such as dizziness, nausea and runny nose as a result of using Pletal. These side effects are generally a sign that your body is getting used to the drug. Therefore, there won’t be a major reason to worry if the symptoms occur.
Bloody stools, vomit, elevated heartbeat, swelling of hands and legs, breathing difficulties, vision impairments and hearing issues are all possible yet very rare side effects of this drug. However, if you experience any of the above mentioned conditions it is important that you inform your doctor immediately.
Stomach bleeding and ulcers is also a side effect of Pletal. Regular checkups will allow you to find information with regard to how the drug is affecting you adversely and would give you the chance to pick the best medication for your health.