Ticlopidine Ticlopidine tablets What do ticlopidine tablets do?TICLOPIDINE (Ticlid(R)) helps to prevent blood clots. Ticlopidine helps to prevent strokes in patients who have already had a stroke, or those who are at high risk of having a stroke. However, ticlopidine should not used in patients who can take aspirin to prevent a stroke. Ticlopidine is also sometimes used to prevent a heart attack in patients who have already had unstable chest pain or a heart attack. It is also sometimes given with aspirin after certain procedures used to open blocked blood vessels leading to the heart.