Marketed as Efient in United Kingdom
Please Note: Manufactured by Eli Lilly in Germany.
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Effient Helps to Treat the Following Conditions:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute coronary syndrome is an umbrella term describing various heart problems in which blood flow to the heart is reduced. One example is a heart attack, a serious and possibly fatal condition. Symptoms include chest pain or discomfort, which may involve pressure or tightness. Additional symptoms include pain in the chest, shoulders, neck, and jaw, unusual tiredness and shortness of breath.
Marketed Internationally as Efient
In some countries, Effient is sold under the brand name Efient.
Effient Active Ingredient
Generic Effient Alternative: Ranolazine-er
Effient contains the active substance prasugrel which prevents blood from clotting and ensures that it runs smoothly through the veins and arteries. Prasugrel is commonly prescribed together with aspirin to prevent serious problems like heart attack and stroke.
Patients have a choice of buying brand name Effient or generic alternatives. A number of safe, affordable generic alternatives to Effient are available through our international online pharmacy.
General Drug Information
What is Effient and What Is It Used For?
Effient contains the active substance prasugrel which prevents blood from clotting and ensures that it runs smoothly through the veins and arteries. Together with aspirin, Effient can help prevent serious problems like heart attack, stroke and blood clots.
The drug is commonly prescribed to patients who have undergone an angioplasty, major surgery to open up blocked arteries. Patients with unstable angina may also benefit from Effient treatment.
Usage and Application
Effient should be taken exactly as prescribed by a patient’s doctor, and the dosage depends on the patient’s condition, weight and response to treatment.
Most patients are prescribed one daily oral dose. In some cases, Effient is paired with aspirin in low doses – between 81 and 325 milligrams per day. Patients should follow their doctor’s instructions precisely and take their medicines as directed.
It is necessary to use Effient regularly in order to experience its full benefit. To avoid the increased risk of negative side effects, patients should not increase their dose or take the medication more often than prescribed. This medication can only be stopped following consultation with the treating physician.
Considerations Before Taking Effient
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to prasugrel, the active ingredient in Effient, or to similar medications such as clopidogrel.
In addition, patients should discuss their medical history, especially any blood disorders like hemophilia or bleeding problems of the stomach, intestines or brain. Liver disease and ulcers should be discussed, as well as a history of stroke or transient ischemic attacks. Patients should tell the treating physician if they are recovering from any recent major injuries or surgery.
Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements and herbal products they are taking.
As this medication may cause bleeding, it is important to lower the chance of getting cut, bruised or injured. Avoid activities such as contact sports and exercise caution with sharp objects.
Daily use of alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding. Patients should limit alcoholic beverages and discuss safe consumption limits with their doctor or pharmacist.
People aged 75 and older may be more sensitive to the side effects of Effient and its generic alternatives.
This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor. It is not known whether Effient passes into breast milk.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Effient should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Effient
Drug interactions may change the way Effient works and increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Some medications – like the HIV drug Aptivus – may interact negatively with Effient.
Some patients are prescribed Effient together with other blood-thinning drugs like aspirin or Coumadin. This may further increase the risk of bleeding. Patients should monitor for signs of bleeding and attend all scheduled medical and laboratory appointments.
There is an increased risk of bleeding if patients use some pain and fever medicines like ibuprofen and Naprosyn. Patients should check carefully all prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and supplements they are taking.
Most people are able to use Effient safely and without any adverse side effects. Some patients may experience headache, nosebleed, nausea and stomach upset.
It is possible to experience serious bleeding which manifests in symptoms like unusual pain and swelling, bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts or the gums, frequent nosebleeds and unusually heavy menstrual flow.
Additional side effects may include severe headache, dizziness or fainting, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and chest pain. Patients should also seek immediate help in the event they cough up blood, have blood in their urine, bowel movements or vomit, have tarry stools, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
In rare cases, Effient may cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a serious blood disorder. Patients need to seek immediate medical help in the event they experience vision changes, slurred speech, confusion, unusual tiredness or unexplained fever. Dark urine, changes in the amount of urine and yellowing of eyes and skin are also symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Serious allergic reactions to Effient are rare, yet patients should be aware of symptoms including rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
How to Store Effient
Effient should be stored at room temperature, away from light or moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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