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How Does Prasugrel Work?This medication is an antiplatelet drug. It helps to prevent blood platelets from sticking together, which is an important step in clot formation. Prasugrel is similar to an older antiplatelet medication known as Plavix® (clopidogrel).
Prasugrel is intended to be taken with aspirin. The two drugs work together to prevent platelets from sticking together. Prasugrel and aspirin are similar, but work on different types of receptors on the platelets.