Ticagrelor Drug Information

Ticagrelor (BrilintaTM) is a prescription antiplatelet medication that comes in the form of a tablet. It is typically used to prevent problems such as heart attacks and strokes in people who have a heart condition known as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This medication is intended to be used with aspirin. It is approved for use in adults only and is currently unavailable in generic form.
 
Before starting treatment with ticagrelor, make sure to review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, liver disease, or stomach ulcers.
 
Although people tolerate ticagrelor well, side effects can occur. Some of the common reactions reported with this drug include shortness of breath and bleeding. Ticagrelor also has the potential to interact with certain other medications.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Ticagrelor. Topics discussed in this full-length article include who makes it, how to get the most out of each dosage, and other safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider.)
 

Ticagrelor Drug Information

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