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    Prasugrel

    Information about Prasugrel

    Prasugrel uses

    Prasugrel is used to prevent prevention of heart attack and stroke and heart attack. It reduces the risk of having another heart attack, stroke, or blood clots in stents, especially in a patient who have already undergone angioplasty due to severe chest pain or heart attack.

    How prasugrel works

    Prasugrel is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

    Common side effects of prasugrel

    Bleeding
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
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    Last updated on:
    20 Jun 2019 | 12:11 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Prasugrel

    • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
    • Do not discontinue using the medicine without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

    Frequently asked questions for Prasugrel

    Prasugrel

    Q. Can the use of Prasugrel increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Prasugrel increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Prasugrel?

    Prasugrel can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Prasugrel?

    Prasugrel reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Prasugrel. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)