What is Effient used for?
Effient contains the active ingredient prasugrel. It is available as both brand and generic which both work in the same way.
Effient is an anticoagulant which works by preventing platelet activation and aggregation. It is used to prevent clotting in persons who have heart or blood vessel problems such as heart attack, other cardiovascular events, or angioplasty. Follow your doctor's instructions to avoid blood clotting problems.
Effient can cause side effects such as purplish spots called purpura, feeling tired or weak, fast heart rate or shortness of breath and fever. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. Especially serious side effects such as coughing up blood.
Persons who take Effient will bruise or bleed more easily and will take longer than usual to stop bleeding. Do not take this if you have recently undergone Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).
Provide your doctor or pharmacist a list of your prescription drugs to avoid an allergic reaction or drug interactions. Call your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction. The product comes with a medication guide as a reference.