Which of the following does not act on IIb/IIIa receptors? (LQ)
Clopidogrel is a congener of ticlopidine with similar mechanism of action, ability to inhibit platelet function and therapeutic efficacy but is better tolerated and has a lower frequency of neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.
Other antiplatelet drugs in use are:
Ticlopidine (acts by inhibting ADP induced platelet aggregation)
Dipyridamole (Inhibitor of adenosine uptake and cGMP phosphodiesterase activity)
Cilostazol (vasodilator and inhibitor of platelets aggregation; used in intermittent claudication).