Sarpogrelate hydrochloride

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Chronic arterial occlusion
Adult: 100 mg tid, may be adjusted according to age and symptoms.
Elderly: May reduce to 150 mg daily.
Haemorrhage, including gastrointestinal ulceration, urinary tract haemorrhage, haemophilia, capillary fragility, haemoptysis, vitreous haemorrhage. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Patient with haemorrhagic diathesis, bleeding tendency (e.g. gastrointestinal ulcer, haemoptysis, urinary tract haemorrhage, vitreous haemorrhage),or menstrual period. Severe renal impairment. Elderly. Lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Cerebral and gastrointestinal haemorrhage, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, jaundice, increased AST/ALT and bilirubin.
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Anaemia.
Cardiac disorders: Palpitations, breath shortness, chest pain.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, constipation, anorexia, diarrhoea.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Malaise.
Investigations: Increased blood triglycerides and cholesterol, decreased serum albumin and serum calcium, increased weight.
Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Oedema.
Nervous system disorders: Headache, dizziness, taste abnormality.
Psychiatric disorders: Sleepiness.
Renal and urinary disorders: Proteinuria, increased BUN and creatinine, urinary sugar, abnormal urinary sediment.
Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Epistaxis.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, redness, pruritus.
Vascular disorders: Hot flush.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor for abnormal haemorrhage and LFT.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of bleeding with anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) and antiplatelets (e.g. cilostazol, aspirin, ticlodipine).
Description: Sarpogrelate hydrochloride inhibits platelet aggregation and vascular contraction through antagonistic action to 5-HT2 serotonin receptor in platelets and vascular smooth muscle thereby preventing blood clot formation and improving blood flow.
Metabolism: Deesterified and further metabolised by multiple CYP enzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C9, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, CYP3A4).
Excretion: Via urine (44.5%) and faeces (4.2%).
Chemical Structure

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Sarpogrelate hydrochloride

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Sarpogrelate hydrochloride, CID=444005, (accessed on Jan. 23, 2020)

Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light and moisture.
MIMS Class
Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets & Fibrinolytics (Thrombolytics)
Buckingham R (ed). Sarpogrelate Hydrochloride. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. Accessed 08/05/2018 .

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