Info on the Effects of Prasugrel and Treatment Instructions
Clinical Effects of PrasugrelClinical studies have shown prasugrel to be more effective than Plavix for preventing nonfatal heart attacks. There was little or no difference between the two medications for preventing nonfatal strokes or cardiovascular-related deaths, such as deaths due to a heart attack or stroke.
When and How to Take ItGeneral considerations to keep in mind during treatment with prasugrel include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once daily.
- You can take prasugrel with or without food.
- Prasugrel tablets should not be broken in half.
- Your healthcare provider will take into account your particular situation when recommending how long you should continue to take this medication. Some people may need to take it longer than others.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed. Do not stop taking it without the approval and supervision of the healthcare provider who prescribed it for you.
Prasugrel Dosing InformationThe recommended dose of prasugrel will vary, depending mostly on body weight, with smaller people needing a smaller amount. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Prasugrel Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsPrasugrel can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Prasugrel).