) is a prescription medication approved to reduce the risk of a heart attack
or other serious problems related to blood clots in the heart or blood vessels. It is used in people who have had an angioplasty procedure
to treat a blocked coronary artery after experiencing a heart attack or heart-related chest pain.
Just like any medicine, prasugrel can cause side effects. Although some reactions to this medication are merely bothersome, some can be quite dangerous. Most serious side effects are related to the increased risk of bleeding.
In clinical studies, some of the most common problems reported in people taking this medication (plus aspirin) included but were not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Prasugrel to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)