A medication used with ASA (Aspirin®) to help prevent blood clots from forming within the arteries in your heart or stent, thereby reducing your risk of having a heart attack.
Doctors prescribe this drug in addition to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) to people who have had severe chest pain or a heart attack and have undergone a procedure called angioplasty. This medication is prescribed to reduce the chances of platelets sticking together and forming clumps that can block an artery or a stent.
Effient contains the generic ingredient called prasugrel. This drug works by blocking a specific receptor on the platelet surface, P2Y12 adenosine diphosphate (ADP), which prevents platelets from clumping. As a result, there is less likelihood of blood clots forming within the arteries of your heart, thereby reducing your risk of having a new heart attack.
Your doctor will prescribe the right dose of this medication for you. The usual starting dose is a single 60mg loading dose. Then, the usual dose is 10 mg once daily taken orally, with or without food.
These may not be all the side effects.
Do not take Effient if you have ever had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), have severe liver disease or active bleeding conditions, such as bleeding from your stomach, intestines or brain.
Effient increases the risk of bleeding. It is important to tell your doctor if you have had a recent severe injury or recent surgery, including dental procedures. Tell your doctor if you are planning to have a surgical or dental procedure.
Keep in its original blister packaging. Store at room temperature, safely away from children.
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is an umbrella term to describe many conditions with sudden reduced blood flow to the heart. Symptoms include chest pain (angina), nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness and fatigue. Acute coronary syndrome is a medical emergency. Call 911 to get immediate care. The cause of ACS is associated with the buildup of fatty deposits or plaques on the walls of the arteries that bring oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscles. When a plaque ruptures, a blood clot forms, which can block the flow of blood to the heart muscles. A low supply of oxygen can cause the cells of the heart muscle to die and damage muscle tissue, which is called a heart attack. Risk factors for ACS include obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, lack of physical activity and older age. There are several medications used in the management of ACS including antiplatelet drugs, which help prevent blood clots from forming. If medications are not effective, your doctor may recommend surgery such as angioplasty where your doctor inflates a tiny balloon in the narrowed part of the artery. Then a stent (mesh tube) is inserted to keep the artery open.
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