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Effient
(Prasugrel)

Formulation : Tablet

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Prasugrel
(Generic alternative to Effient)

Formulation : Tablet

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What is Effient /Prasugrel used for?

Effient is used to keep your blood platelets from clotting. This medication is used in people who have acute coronary syndrome or people with specific heart or blood disorders.

How should Effient /Prasugrel be stored?

Store Effient at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the tablets in their original container with the moisture absorbent packet provided.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Effient/Prasugrel ?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed to you by your health care professional. Follow the provided instructions for safe patient use. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Always swallow the pill whole. If you experience unstoppable bleeding, seek immediate medical attention.

When should Effient /Prasugrel not be taken?

If you have allergies to prasugrel or have active bleeding such as a stomach ulcer do not take this medication. If you have a history of a stroke do not use this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Effient /Prasugrel ?

If you are planning to have surgery while using this medication, inform your surgeon prior to the surgery that you are using Effient. If you have a bleeding disorder, a stomach ulcer, severe liver disease, or recently had heart bypass surgery inform your doctor of these conditions before using Effient.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Effient /Prasugrel ?

This medication may cause bleeding in the body (ex: in your stomach or intestines). If you have symptoms of weakness or dizziness, or experience black or bloody feces seek medical attention.

When should Effient /Prasugrel not be taken?

Severe: Unusual bleeding (nosebleeds, unstoppable bleeding), pale skin, fever, easy bruising, jaundice, unexpected vaginal bleeding, feeling very weak or dizzy, blood in your urine or feces, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest

Less serious Mild headache or dizziness, back pain, minor chest pain, cough, nausea, or tired feeling.

Other: None.

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