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Brilinta




Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Acute Coronary Syndromes

BRILINTA is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (unstable angina, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, or ST elevation myocardial infarction). BRILINTA has been shown to reduce the rate of a combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction or stroke compared to clopidogrel. The difference between treatments was driven by CV death and MI with no difference in stroke. In patients treated with PCI, it also reduces the rate of stent thrombosis [see Clinical Studies].

BRILINTA has been studied in ACS in combination with aspirin. Maintenance doses of aspirin above 100 mg decreased the effectiveness of BRILINTA. Avoid maintenance doses of aspirin above 100 mg daily [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Clinical Studies].

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Initiate BRILINTA treatment with a 180 mg (two 90 mg tablets) loading dose and continue treatment with 90 mg twice daily.

After the initial loading dose of aspirin (usually 325 mg), use BRILINTA with a daily maintenance dose of aspirin of 75-100 mg.

ACS patients who have received a loading dose of clopidogrel may be started on BRILINTA.

BRILINTA can be administered with or without food.

A patient who misses a dose of BRILINTA should take one 90 mg tablet (their next dose) at its scheduled time.

Administration Options

For patients who are unable to swallow the tablet(s) whole, BRILINTA tablets can be crushed, mixed with water and drunk immediately. The glass should be refilled with water, stirred and the contents drunk. The mixture can also be administered via a nasogastric tube (CH8 or greater). It is important to flush the nasogastric tube through with water after administration of the mixture [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90 mg is supplied as a round, biconvex, yellow, film-coated tablet marked with a “90” above “T” on one side.

BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90 mg is supplied as a round, biconvex, yellow, film-coated tablet marked with a “90” above “T” on one side.

Bottles of 14 – NDC 0186-0777-28
Bottles of 60 – NDC 0186-0777-60
Bottles of 180 – NDC 0186-0777-18
100 count Hospital Unit Dose – NDC 0186-0777-39

Storage And Handling

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°- 86°F) [see USP controlled room temperature].

Distributed by: AstraZeneca LP, Wilmington, DE 19850. Issued: March 2015

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/13/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Indications
Dosage
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