Prasugrel

Description

Prasugrel is antiplatelet which is used to prevent clots in blood vessels. It can be taken in combination with other antiplatelets for a better action. It is not recommended in patients with bleeding disorders. Close monitoring of platelets count is necessary.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Prasugrel

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Chest discomfort
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Pain in the arms and legs

Uses of Prasugrel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 minutes.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    The excretion of this medicine in breast milk is unknown. It is used in pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Prasugrel.

Bleeding disorder

Not recommended in patients with any bleeding disorder like the peptic ulcer or brain injury.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

The excretion of this medicine in breast milk is unknown. It is used in pregnant women only if necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Bleeding disorder

This medicine may increase the risk of bleeding, therefore should be used with caution in patients with the bleeding disorder. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases or brain injury. Close monitoring of platelets count is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is known to cause allergic reactions includes swelling of face, lips, eyelids. The treatment should be discontinued if any symptoms of allergy appear.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Warfarin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Disease interactions

Bleeding disorders

This medicine may increase the risk of bleeding, therefore not recommended in patients with the bleeding disorder. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases or an injury. Close monitoring of platelets count is necessary.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Prasugrel as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Inform the doctor if you have any history of peptic ulcer disease or head injury. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by preventing the formation of clots in blood vessels and helps in free blood flow.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Platelet aggregation inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 23 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21504

Prasugrel: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 23 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a609027.html

DailyMed - prasugrel hydrochloride tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 23 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5fe9c118-c44b-48d7-a142-9668ae3df0c6

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 23 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Jan 2018

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