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It helps to prevent blood clots
               



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What is this medicine?

PRASUGREL (PRA soo grel) helps to prevent blood clots. This medicine is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other vascular events in people who are at high risk.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding disorders
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • recent trauma or surgery
  • stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • stroke or transient ischemic attack
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to prasugrel, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. This medicine may be chewed or it may be crushed and put into food or liquids such as applesauce, juice, or water as long as it is taken immediately. This medicine has a bitter taste that you may notice if it is chewed or crushed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aspirin
  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
  • NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

If you are going to have surgery or dental work, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

               
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