Generic Name : TICAGRELOR ABSTRACT – Brilinta is a drug that is generally used to prevent unwanted blood clots...
Brilinta is a drug that is generally used to prevent unwanted blood clots from occurring in patients who are recovering from a heart bypass surgery or a stent fixture. It is used in combination with drugs like aspirin to lower chances of stroke, heart problems or sudden death just after an attack. Classified as a ‘Platelet Aggression Inhibitor’, Brilinta works by preventing platelets in the blood stream from sticking together and causing an arterial block.
- Brilinta is to be taken as directed by the doctors. It is generally taken with Aspirin (proportionately). Consult a doctor as to how much aspirin should be taken with Brilinta.
- Oral tablet can be swallowed whole or crushed and consumed with water.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Loading dose – 180mg
- Maintenance dose – 90mg (twice a day, for one year)
- Maintenance dose may change after a year, in strength and intensity. Contact a medical authority for more details.
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Difficulty in breathing
- Tightness in the chest
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Swelling of breast in females
- Sore breasts in females
- Back pain
- Dizzy spells
- Easy bruising
- Discoloured urine or stool
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Brilinta has major interactions with 83 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Brilinta has moderate interactions with 384 different drugs.