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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Ticagrelor
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
60mg
90mg
BRAND LISTING - Brilinta (Ticagrelor)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
60mg
90mg
Product description written by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (Apr 16, 2020)

What is Brilinta?

Brilinta (generic name Ticagrelor) is a blood thinner. It is used to prevent blood clots. It slows down the way platelets (a type of red blood cells) clump together to form clots. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

Blood clots can block an artery and cause serious heart problems, chest pain, heart attacks, and strokes. Brilinta is used to save lives by preventing complications from blood clots.

What is Brilinta used for?

Brilinta is used to prevent blood clots in adults who have had a history of a heart attack or serious chest pain that occurred because their heart could not get enough oxygen. For people who have had a stent placed in their heart to help open a blocked artery, Brilinta can help keep the stent open.

Brilinta may be used with "baby aspirin" or low-dose aspirin to decrease the chances of heart attack, stroke, and severe heart problems in people with a history of a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome (a condition where there is not enough blood flowing into the heart).

For the first year after a heart attack, studies show that Brilinta and baby aspirin work better to prevent blood clots when compared to Plavix (generic name clopidogrel).

What are possible Brilinta side effects?

The most serious side effect of Brilinta is shortness of breath. If you suddenly have trouble breathing when you are resting, or at night, or while you are doing any activity, then call your doctor right away.

Bleeding is the most common side effect of Brilinta. Since Brilinta is a blood thinner, it slows down how quickly blood clots. It's possible to bruise more easily while using Brilinta. It will also take longer for any bleeding to fully stop while using Brilinta.

Unusually serious bleeding resulting from Brilinta may lead to death. Tell your doctor if you experience any of the following signs of bleeding:

  • Tarry black stools
    Tarry black stools
  • Bright red blood in stool
    Bright red blood in stool
  • Bright red, brown, or pink colored urine
    Bright red, brown, or pink colored urine
  • Coughing up blood
    Coughing up blood
  • Vomiting brown or red blood
    Vomiting brown 'coffee grounds' or red blood
  • Frequent or long nose bleeds
    Frequent or long nose bleeds
  • Bleeding from the mouth or gums
    Bleeding from the mouth or gums
  • Unusually heavy periods or menstrual bleeding
    Unusually heavy periods or menstrual bleeding
  • New vaginal bleeding
    New vaginal bleeding
  • New pain, draining, or swelling from wounds
    New pain, draining, or swelling from wounds
  • Headaches, weakness, or dizziness
    Headaches, weakness, or dizziness
  • Any serious or uncontrolled bleeding
    Any serious or uncontrolled bleeding

Using Brilinta with other medications can increase your risk of bleeding. Prevent Brilinta side effects by telling your doctor if you use any of the following medications:

  • High dose Aspirin (more than 100mg daily)
  • NSAIDS such as ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) among others
  • Warfarin (Coumadin or Jantoven)
  • Heparin
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Ketoconazole
  • Erythromycin
  • Phenytoin
  • Ritonavir
  • Rifampin
  • St. John's Wort
  • Carbamazepine
  • Simvastatin (more than 40mg daily)
  • Lovastatin (more than 40mg daily)
  • Digoxin
  • Opiod pain medicine (such as morphine, oxycodone, Percocet, among others)

Since Brilinta is used to prevent blood clots from forming, stopping Brilinta can result in new blood clots forming. These blood clots may travel to your brain and cause a stroke, or travel to your heart and cause a deadly heart attack; therefore, it's important to continue taking Brilinta regularly unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Prevent Brilinta side effects by using the medication exactly as directed.

What you should know before using Brilinta.

Do not take Brilinta if you're experiencing any bleeding, or have a history of bleeding (especially bleeding in the brain). Do not use Brilinta if you're allergic to any of the ingredients in Brilinta. Tell your doctor if you have had any recent injury or surgery, or if you are planning to have any surgery or dental procedure.

If you have lung problems, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tell your doctor. Do not use Brilinta if you have a history of stomach ulcers or colon polyps. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems before taking Brilinta. Do not use Brilinta if you're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Tell your doctor if you're allergic to aspirin.

Brilinta has not been tested for safety in children.

If you cannot swallow the Brilinta tablets whole, then it is safe to crush them and mix them in a glass of water. Drink the full glass of water as soon as you mix the tablets. After you finish the first glass of water, add more water, mix and drink all the rest of the water.

If you take Brilinta, and you miss a dose, then wait until it is time for your next dose, and then resume taking Brilinta normally. Do not take a double dose.

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