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What is Brilinta
Brilinta works by blocking platelets from sticking together and prevents them from forming harmful clots. It is an antiplatelet drug. It keeps blood flowing smoothly in your body.
How to Take Brilinta
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Take a low-dose aspirin (usually 75-100 milligrams) once a day as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s directions carefully.
Any Side Effects Should I look out for
Shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, nausea, and nosebleed may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Although unlikely, serious bleeding may occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, bleeding that is severe or that you cannot control (such as a severe nosebleed that you cannot stop), bloody/black stools, vomit with blood or that looks like coffee grounds, bloody/red/pink/dark urine.
Any Precautions That I need to Take While Taking Brilinta
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems (such as bleeding in the brain, hemophilia, ulcers, frequent nosebleeds), gout, liver disease, recent surgery, serious injury/trauma, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Your doctor or dentist may tell you to temporarily stop ticagrelor at least 5 days before surgery or a dental procedure
Brilinta May have Interactions with
Some products that may interact with this drug include: mifepristone, other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including other antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen, “blood thinners” such as dabigatran/warfarin). Other medications can affect the removal of ticagrelor from your body, which may affect how ticagrelor works. Examples include dexamethasone, nefazodone, azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole).
How do I store Brilinta
Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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