Use of Clopidogrel in Ischemic Stroke Patients
Stroke is a clinical condition that develops rapidly and is caused by focal (diffused) brain injuries or damage accompanied by symptoms that can occur for 24 hours, and it can lead to death. Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet drug used to prevent stroke by reducing the ability of blood to clot. This study aimed to examine the usage pattern of clopidogrel in ischemic stroke patients at Sidoarjo Public Hospital during the period of January – December 2020. This study was observational and retrospective. The data were analyzed descriptively. Monotherapy of clopidogrel was registered in all patients (100%) with a dosage of 1 x 75 mg delivered orally. The use of clopidogrel with other antiplatelet drugs was 1 x 80 mg ASA delivered orally and 1 x 75 mg clopidogrel given orally for 1 patient.
Keywords: clopidogrel, antiplatelet, ischemic stroke
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