Triflusal - Benefits, dosage and side effects

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Triflusal - Benefits, dosage and side effects
Triflusal - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Triflusal is a drug to prevent thromboembolic disorders, namely blockage of blood vessels due to blood clots (thrombus). In Indonesia, triflusal is available in 300 mg capsules

Triflusal has a chemical structure similar to aspirin, but with a different way of working. This drug belongs to the antiplatelet group. Triflusal works by inhibiting the process of blood clot formation (thrombogenesis).

Triflusal - allodokter
Triflusal - allodokter

This drug is known to have almost the same ability as aspirin to prevent complications in blood vessels due to a heart attack or stroke. Triflusal should not be used carelessly and must be according to a doctor's prescription.

Triflusal trademark: Grendis

What is Triflusal

Class Prescription drugs
Categories Antiplatelet
Benefits Preventing thromboembolic disorders
Consumed by Adult
Triflusal for pregnant and lactating mothers Category N: Not categorized yet.

Triflusal is not known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Medicine form Capsule

Warning Before Taking Triflusal

Triflusal should only be consumed according to a doctor's prescription. Pay attention to the following points before taking triflusal:

  • Tell your doctor about any allergies you have. Trifusal should not be used by someone who is allergic to this drug.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have had a peptic ulcer, head injury, blood clotting disorder, uncontrolled hypertension, liver disease, diabetes, alcoholism, or kidney disease.
  • Tell your doctor if you are on long-term treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor that you are taking triflusal if you plan to have any surgery, including dental surgery.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages while undergoing treatment with trifusal, because it can increase the risk of drug side effects.
  • See your doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug, serious side effects, or an overdose after taking triflusal.

Dosage and Rules for Use of Triflusal

Triflusal will be given by the doctor, the dose will be determined according to the patient's condition, age, and response to treatment. In general, the usual dose of triflusal to prevent thromboembolic disorders, such as heart attack or stroke, is 300–900 mg per day.

How to Take Triflusal Correctly

Follow the doctor's advice and read the instructions on the medicine package before taking triflusal. Do not increase or decrease the dose without consulting your doctor.

Consumption of triflusal regularly at the same time every day so that the effect of the drug is maximized. Triflusal needs to be taken after or during meals.

Don't stop taking triflusal even though your condition has improved, except on doctor's advice. Stopping taking the drug can increase the risk of complications.

If you forget to take triflusal, take this drug immediately if the gap between the next consumption schedule is not too close. When it's close, ignore it and don't double the dose.

Store triflusal in a closed container in a cool and dry place. Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight and keep the medicine out of reach of children.

Triflusal Interaction with Other Drugs

If triflusal is used with other blood thinning drugs, including anticoagulants, fibrinolytics, or other antiplatelet agents, the risk of bleeding may increase. Talk to your doctor if you want to take other medications, herbal products, or supplements while on treatment with triflusal.

Side Effects and Dangers of Triflusal

There are several side effects that can occur after using truflusal, namely:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • stomach ache
  • Constipation
  • Skin rash due to rupture of capillaries (erythema)
  • Nosebleed
  • Rupture of small blood vessels under the conjunctiva of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage)

Consult a doctor if the side effects mentioned above don't go away or get worse.

Although the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding from taking triflusal is known to be lower than other antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin, you should still see a doctor immediately if there is blood in the stool, black stools, or vomiting blood.

In addition, you should also go to the doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug after taking triflusal.