"Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.
Every journey begins with one step, whether it's climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart"...
Effient Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is prasugrel (Effient)?
- What are the possible side effects of prasugrel (Effient)?
- What is the most important information I should know about prasugrel (Effient)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking prasugrel (Effient)?
- How should I take prasugrel (Effient)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Effient)?
- What happens if I overdose (Effient)?
- What should I avoid while taking prasugrel (Effient)?
- What other drugs will affect prasugrel (Effient)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Effient)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Effient)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, feeling exhausted or short of breath, blurred vision, watery eyes, trouble walking, and blood in your stools or vomit.
What should I avoid while taking prasugrel (Effient)?
While you are taking prasugrel, do not take NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) without your doctor's advice. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect prasugrel (Effient)?
Before taking prasugrel, tell your doctor if you are taking a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with prasugrel. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about prasugrel.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2013 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 1.04. Revision date: 12/15/2010.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Effient Information
- Effient Drug Interactions Center: prasugrel oral
- Effient Side Effects Center
- Effient FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get the latest treatment options.