Information about Ticagrelor

Ticagrelor Uses

Ticagrelor is used for prevention of heart attack and stroke. It decreases the chances of having another heart attack or stroke.

How Ticagrelor works

Ticagrelor is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing 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 Ticagrelor

Nausea, Dizziness, Vertigo, Increased uric acid level in blood, Shortness of breath, Gout, Headache, Fainting, Hypotension (low blood pressure), ECG changes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
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Expert advice for Ticagrelor

  • For best results, take it at the same time every day.
  • Ticagrelor increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects, or cutting fingernails or toenails.
  • Do not discontinue using the medicine without consulting your doctor as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Ticagrelor temporarily.
  • You may experience shortness of breath in the initial weeks of therapy. Notify your doctor if it becomes worse or persists for long.

Frequently asked questions for Ticagrelor

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Q. Is Ticagrelor an anticoagulant?

Ticagrelor is an antiplatelet medicine or blood thinner. It makes your blood flow through your blood vessels more easily, reducing the chances of developing dangerous blood clots.

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Ticagrelor?

Drinking too much alcohol while taking Ticagrelor can irritate your stomach. This can increase your risk of getting a stomach ulcer. Therefore, avoid alcohol intake while taking this medicine.

Q. What is the most important thing I should know about Ticagrelor?

Ticagrelor is a blood thinner which lowers your chance of getting or dying from a heart attack or stroke. However, this blood thinning property of Ticagrelor (and similar drugs) can cause serious bleeding and may even lead to death in some cases. The need for blood transfusions or surgery may arise in cases of serious bleeding, such as internal bleeding.

Q. What will happen if I stop taking Ticagrelor?

Do not stop taking Ticagrelor without talking to your doctor. Doing this may increase your risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Moreover, people being treated with a stent should continue taking it, as stopping this medicine may increase the risk of getting a blood clot in the stent. As a result, the person may become susceptible to a heart attack or even death.

Q. Will I need to stop Ticagrelor before having surgery or dental treatment?

Your doctor may instruct you to stop taking Ticagrelor 5 days before surgery. This will help decrease your risk of excessive bleeding during your surgery or procedure. Your doctor will advise you when to start taking Ticagrelor again.

Q. How long does Ticagrelor take to work?

Ticagrelor starts working within 30 minutes of taking your first dose. You may not feel any different after you start taking Ticagrelor, but this does not mean that the medicine is not working. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well, as you will still be getting its benefits.

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