Medicine Overview of Prasugrin Tablet
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet is used to prevent prevention of blood clots. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke from a disease related to your heart or blood vessels.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Prasugrin 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.
In Depth Information on Prasugrin Tablet
- Good medication for preventing blood clots.
- For best results, take Prasugrin at the same time every day.
- Prasugrin increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
- Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor.
- If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Prasugrin temporarily.
Prasugrin Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Prasugrin 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Prasugrin 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prasugrin 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Prasugrin 5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Prasugrin 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Prasugrin Tablet
Prasugrin is approved by FDA. It is used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain and have been treated with angioplasty (procedure to open the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart)
No, it belongs to a class of medications called anti-platelet drugs
Increase risk of bleeding is observed with ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, Celebrix (celecoxib). No clinically observable drug interaction is seen with Tylenol, Viagra and Prilosec (omeprazole). Patients should follow doctor's advice for its use
Prasugrin doesn't affect INR but may increase the risk of bleeding in patients with elevated INR
It is used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain and have been treated with angioplasty (procedure to open the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart).
Yes, Prasugrin is generic name and Effient is brand name
Yes, it is a blood thinner
It is contraindicated because of increased risk of bleeding
Prasugrin is belongs to a class of medications called anti-platelet medications
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Prasugrin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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