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Brilinta (ticagrelor)

ticagrelor
Ticagrelor prevents platelets in your blood from sticking together to form an unwanted blood clot that could block an artery. Ticagrelor is used together with aspirin to lower your risk of having a stroke or serious heart problems after you've had a heart attack or severe chest pain (angina). Ticagrelor is also used to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke in people with coronary artery disease and decreased blood flow to the heart. Ticagrelor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
ticagrelor
DRUG TYPE
platelet aggregation inhibitors

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use ticagrelor if you have any active bleeding or a history of bleeding in the brain. Do not use this medicine just before heart bypass surgery.

Ticagrelor may cause you to bleed more easily, which can be severe or life-threatening. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if you have bleeding that will not stop, black or bloody stools, red or pink urine, or if you cough up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact with ticagrelor.

Do not stop taking ticagrelor without first talking to your doctor, even if you have signs of bleeding. Stopping ticagrelor may increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablet 60 mg90 mg

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