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    Prasugrel

    Information about Prasugrel

    Prasugrel uses

    Prasugrel is used in the treatment of heart attack and unstable angina.

    How prasugrel works

    Prasugrel is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lower the chance of heart attack or stroke.

    Common side effects of prasugrel

    Bleeding

    Available Medicine for Prasugrel

    • ₹114 to ₹203
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹113 to ₹198
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹132
      Lupin Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹90 to ₹216
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹175
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹76 to ₹142
      MSN Laboratories
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹109 to ₹304
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹65 to ₹94
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹191
      Vilberry Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹95 to ₹119
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Prasugrel

    • Prasugrel can be taken with or without food.
    • If you are going to have surgery or dental work, you may be asked to stop taking Prasugrel temporarily.
    • Common side effect is bleeding. Inform your doctor if get blood in the urine, black stools, bruising easily, nosebleeds, bleeding from your gums, bleeding from cuts that take a long time to stop, and heavier than normal menstrual bleeding.
    • If you cut yourself, apply firm pressure to the site for at least five minutes using a clean and dry dressing. Immediately inform your doctor or contact a hospital emergency if you are unable to stop bleeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Prasugrel

    Prasugrel

    Q. Is Prasugrel FDA approved?
    Prasugrel 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)
    Q. Is Prasugrel a beta blocker?
    No, it belongs to a class of medications called anti-platelet drugs
    Q. Can I take Prasugrel/Effient with Tylenol/ibuprofen/ Viagra/acetaminophen/naproxen/Nexium (esomeprazole)/ Prilosec (omeprazole)/Celebrex (celecoxib)?
    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
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    Q. Does Prasugrel affect INR?
    Prasugrel doesn't affect INR but may increase the risk of bleeding in patients with elevated INR
    Q. What is it used for?
    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).
    Q. Is Prasugrel generic for Effient?
    Yes, Prasugrel is generic name and Effient is brand name
    Q. Is Prasugrel a prodrug?
    Yes, it is a prodrug
    Q. is Prasugrel a blood thinner?
    Yes, it is a blood thinner
    Q. Why is Prasugrel contraindicated in stroke?
    It is contraindicated because of increased risk of bleeding
    Q. What is Prasugrel?
    Prasugrel is belongs to a class of medications called anti-platelet medications

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)