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Prasugrel

Information

Uses

Prasugrel is used in the treatment of heart attack and unstable angina.
It reduces the chances of you having another heart attack, stroke or dying from a disease related to heart or blood vessels.

How it works

Prasugrel prevents platelets from sticking together, which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots.

Common side effects

Bleeding

Available Medicine

  • ₹114 to ₹203
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹113 to ₹198
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹132
    Lupin Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹196
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹80 to ₹175
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 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)
  • ₹86
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹64 to ₹115
    Micro Labs Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

Do not start or continue prasugrel and consult your doctor:
  • If you had a recent or recurrent bleeding from the stomach or intestines.
  • If your body weight is less than 60 kg.
  • If you have renal (kidney) disease or moderate liver problems.
  • If you are having planned surgery (including some dental procedures) in the next seven days.
  • Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this drug.
  • Consult your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants (heparin, warfarin), apixaban, dabigatran, desirudin, fibrinolytic agents (alteplase), NSAIDs (ibuprofen), rivaroxaban, or other medicines to prevent or treat blood clots because the risk of bleeding may be increased.

Frequently asked questions

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 10 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)