Can you briefly discuss what 'Ticlid' is and how it is used
relating to the brain? Would it be used in a patient who had a
bleeding stroke in the past(four years ago)? Would it be used
in the presence of an aneurysm? Thank you
Thanks for your question. Ticlopidine (Ticlid) is an anti-platelet medication
that was frequently used in patients with risks for small-vessel stroke and
who were "intolerant" to aspirin (because of allergies, gastro-intestinal
problems, etc.). Its use has decrease recently because of the emergence
a new drug of the same class, clopidogrel (Plavix) which does not have the
same potential hematologic side-effects of ticlopidine, i.e. thrombocytopenia
(decrease in the number of circulating platelets). Anti-platelet medications
are usually not used when a patient has long-term bleeding problems, or
acutely shortly after a hemorrhagic episode. However a remote hemorrhagic
stroke is not a contraindication, unless it results from persistent bleeding/
clotting problems. Anti-platelet medications might be used in an unruptured/
unresectable aneurysm to decrease the risk of a clot formation.
I hope this information is helpful. Best of luck.
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