This medication is a platelet aggregation inhibitor, prescribed for thrombotic cardiovascular (CV) events (life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels), in patients who had heart disease or undergone angioplasty. It slows or stops platelets from clumping together to form clots.
Prasugrel stops platelets from getting sticky and clumping
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. The recommended dose is 60mg as a single dose.
Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Headache. Allergic side effects may rarely happen.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to prasugrel or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding problems or history of stroke.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Chest pain or pressure. Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight. Trouble breathing. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very bad headache. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Black, tarry, or bloody stools. Blood in the urine. Any bruising or bleeding. Pinpoint red spots on your skin. Yellow skin or eyes. Feeling very tired or weak. Sudden change in eyesight. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
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