Antiplatelet medicines active ingredients

Antiplatelet medicines are a type of anti-clotting medicine that help prevent harmful blood clots. These medicines work by reducing the 'stickiness' of blood cells, making it harder for blood cells to clump together and form clots.

The active ingredients that work this way include:

The active ingredient is the chemical in a medicine that makes it work and can be available under different brand names.

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