Brilinta and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Brilinta 60mg and/or Equivalents||Brilinta, Brilique|
|Brilinta 90mg and/or Equivalents||Brilinta, Brilique|
Brilinta Drug Description
Brilinta is the brand name for the generic drug Ticagrelor – a type of blood thinning medication that is prescribed for minimising the instances of heart attack and cardiovascular death in patients who suffer from myocardial infarction with ST elevation and ACS or acute coronary syndromes. The function of Brilinta is to prevent new blood clot formation and maintain the flow of blood in the human body. This minimises the threat of another cardiovascular event. Brilinta is associated with a risk of increased bleeding. The main job of Ticagrelor is to prevent thrombotic events and may be prescribed in conjunction with acetylsalicylic acid if it is not contra-indicated. Brilinta is more effective in preventing death and treating acute coronary syndrome than Clopidogrel.
Conditions Treated by Brilinta
Brilinta or Ticagrelor is an anti-platelet drug that is either prescribed alone or with aspirin for assisting in the prevention of blood vessel problems, cardiovascular ailments, heart attacks, strokes and blood circulation problems. It lessens the chances of these occurrences and is prescribed for patients who already have suffered severe chest pain or a heart attack or a stroke or if they are currently facing trouble with other kinds of blood circulation problems which may result in heart attacks or strokes.
Brilinta Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
The starting dose is generally a couple of 90 mg Brilinta tablets. Then the treatment has to be continued with 90 mg tablets to be taken twice each day. Sometimes patients are prescribed with 325 mg of aspirin as an initial loading dose. And then the doctors prescribe Brilinta. Brilinta has to be used in conjunction with a daily aspirin dose of 75 to 100 mg for maintenance purposes. Brilinta can also be prescribed for patients who have started off with a Clopidogrel loading dose.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you miss a dose of Brilinta, take a 90 mg tablet at the next scheduled time – that is at the time for the next dose. Do not take double doses all at once to make up for your missed dose.
Symptoms of Brilinta overdose include low blood pressure, coughing up blood, unusually heavy vaginal or menstrual bleeding, bleeding from cuts and injuries that continue to persist, bleeding gums or gingivitis, nose bleeding, bloody stool, bloody urine, unusual bleeding without any cause, dangerous internal bleeding, heart rhythm alteration, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, vomiting blood that resembles coffee grounds and increased bleeding in general. Brilinta overdose can be potentially serious and fatal. If you suspect a Brilinta overdose, you should either rush the patient to the nearest ER or call your local emergency helpline or contact your physician. Patients suffering from a Brilinta overdose usually require a blood platelet transfusion for restoring the clotting ability of your blood. But you may require other kinds of treatments as well. All these medical procedures will be decided upon by the ER personnel and emergency physicians.
It is not clearly known if Brilinta is safe for use in pregnant women. If you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant, inform your physician who may or may not prescribe Brilinta during pregnancy. Brilinta may pass into breast milk and harm an unborn foetus. So it should not be used by a mother who is breastfeeding. Your physician may ask you to either discontinue the intake of Brilinta or discontinue nursing, whichever one is more necessary to save the life of the mother. If you are on a Brilinta treatment, try to avoid interrupting the treatment. For some reason, you may have to discontinue the use of Brilinta on a temporary basis, probably because of adverse reactions. But restart your treatment as early as you possibly can. If you discontinue the use Brilinta, it will maximise the risks of death, stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction.
Brilinta Side Effects
Some severe side effects of Brilinta that merit medical intervention are:
- Sudden and severe problems with balance, speech, vision
- Severe and sudden headache
- Sudden weakness or numbness on only one body side
- General ill feeling
- Pain radiating out to the shoulder or arms
- Heavy feeling
- Chest pain
- Coughing up vomit or vomit mixed with blood that resembles coffee grounds
- Bloody urine
- Tarry or bloody stools
- Nose bleeding or other types of bleeding which refuse to go away
- Feeling short of breath or light headed even when you are lying down or after mild exertion
- Pale skin
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin
- Red or purple pinpoints beneath your skin
- Unusual bleeding from your rectum or vagina or mouth or nose
- Easy bruising
If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your physician or ask for emergency help:
- Swelling of the throat or lips or tongue or face
- Difficulty in breathing
Some of the less severe side effects of Brilinta include:
- Mild dizziness
Rare side effects of Brilinta include:
- Chest pain
- Back pain
- Non cardiac chest pain
- Atrial fibrillation
Brilinta Drug Interactions
There are 379 major generic drugs that can interact with Brilinta. A few of these are given below:
- St John’s Wort
- Potassium iodide
- Drotrecogin alpha
This is not a complete list of all the drugs and medications that can possibly interact with Brilinta. To be on the safe side and to prevent dangerous drug interactions and adverse reactions, you are advised to provide your pharmacist or physician with a complete list of all the medications that you currently take. This includes all kinds of prescription and non-prescription, over the counter drugs, medications, herbal products, health supplements, mineral supplements, multivitamin supplements, herbal concoctions and health products that you use.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.