Prasugrel Drug Information
An antiplatelet drug, prasugrel (Effient®) is used to help prevent heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and death in people who have had an angioplasty procedure. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day. Prasugrel should always be taken with aspirin (usually 75 to 325 mg once daily).
Be sure to review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Because prasugrel affects the blood's ability to form clots, it has the potential to cause bleeding problems, including dangerous internal bleeding. Other possible side effects include:
(For more in-depth information on this drug, click Prasugrel. This resource takes a closer look at topics like generic availability, what to do if you miss a dose, who makes prasugrel, and more.)