Prasugrel is generally used in prevention of 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.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Prasugrel, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Prasugrel is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Prasugrel is an antiplatelet drug. It makes the condition better by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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
You have been prescribed Prasugrel to help prevent blood clots.For best results, take it at the same time every day.Prasugrel 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 as this may increase your chances of having another heart attack or stroke.If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Prasugrel temporarily.
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