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Effient - Stopping Treatment

I've been taking 5 mg Effient for approximately five years. Yesterday I was told by my cardiologist to stop taking these pills... somehow I feel nervous about this decision. Are there any thoughts on this? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. Why was it prescribed and why did your cardiologist tell you to stop taking it? Are you on any other medications? Effient, which contains the active ingredient Prasugrel, is used prevent blood clots that may result in a fatal heart attack. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nosebleeds, chest pain, easy bruising, and trouble breathing. NDC code: 0002-5121 However, not everyone has to take such a medication for their rest of their lives, some people can stop them, after a certain period of time....

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Is it safe to be taken off Effient after 6 months

I had 2 stents put in 6 months ago and my doctor told me i can stop taking it, but I'm nervous. ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA lists there are being some possible risks, such as blood thickening and clotting, but it would seem your doctor thinks you are stable enough to be able to stop it, without any serious issues. Are you on any other medications? Do you have any other medical conditions?

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Stopping Effient for emergency colonoscopy

I have been having severe lower abdomen pain and my digestive Dr wants to do a colonoscopy ASAP, but he said he can't till my Cardiologist Dr will be willing to stop Effient and 81mg Aspirin for a few days before. My question is, is it ok to stop for a few days? I had a stent put in on Dec 1st, 2016.

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Can Effient cause rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing?

Soon after my 86 year old mother takes Effient she gets rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing. She is going to call her cardiologist tomorrow when they are open. Is this serious? Should she stop taking the drug immediately? ## Yes, those can be side effects of this medication, according to the U.S. FDA. She may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and blurry vision. How long has she been taking it? Side effects usually go away, after awhile, once your body gets used to a medication, but that could take about a month. ## She has been taking it about 3 weeks. Actually today for the 1st time she has not had any side effects. We are awaiting a call from her cardiologist. Most decisions concerning medicine are subjective. Even by professional doctors. Are these side effect serious...

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Stopping Effient at 3 months

I had 2 stents on February 3,2016. My bruising was so bad that just all I had to do was lay my arm down too hard to get another one. I started waking up to what looked like blood blisters under my skin. After researching a lot, I decided to take myself off Effient and continue with aspirin only after almost 4 months. So far, no problems and I feel much better. Off for 6 weeks now. Has anybody else stopped early??? ## Hello, Ruby! How are you? Wow! I can understand why you stopped taking it. However, since you did have 2 stents placed, it would be best to consult your doctor about taking a different medication for the rest of the time you need to take one to help make sure you stay out of danger. You are not the only one that has had such issues, though. The FDA warns that most of these ...

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effient sude effects

I was switch to Effient after having severe reaction to Plavix. Since being on Effient My hair has been falling out by the handfulls . The condition of my hair now (whats left of it) causes constant snarling and looks so pathetic I don't want to go anywhere. I have fine thin hair to begin with, now I have lost just about all of it. I have never experienced anything like this before and very disturbing when you've had beautiful blonde hair all your life. I am well under 130 pounds and wondered if 10mg was too strong and if it might help with this problem if the does was cut to 5mg. Has anyone else experienced such extrem hair loss from taking effient? And if/what you did about it? I am also very sleeping during the day and easily fall asleep unintenionally. ## The tiredness and f...

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Effient Side Effects

I have recently had lots of anal bleeding, headaches, blood in nose. Today I called my doctor and he advised me to stop taking the effient and aspirin. He has given me a prescription for plavix today. This is a scary drug for me... ## Plavix contains Clopidogrel, which works a little differently, rather than thinning the blood to cause bleeding, it just inhibits clotting. That means you still need to be careful not to injure yourself, but there is less chance of the random bleeding like you were experiencing. Learn more Plavix details here. What are you taking it to treat? ## I have opted out of all the drugs that the cardiologist prescribed. I am now being treated by a naturalpathic doctor. Its much better and I'm no longer sick. The drugs were doing more damage than the heart atta...

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Effient...How Long?

Back to back Massiver MI's in january and February 2013. First M I...too short of a stent was used and was placed on Plavix. (Generic) 2nd MI. 3 weeks later. Another Blood clot. Coded. Longer stent placed in LAd AND PUT ON 10MG. eFFIENT. wAS TOLD i WOULD BE ON EFFIENT FOR 15 MONTHS AND THEN BAck to Plavix. 15 months came and Cardio said study was coming out and I had to remain on Effient until results of study. November, 2014. Study results showed those on effient for 30 months did better than those on for 20 months. So I am still on Effient but lowered to 5mg. 30 months is August, 2015. I want off this stuff. The side effects are devestating. What choice do i have. Has anyone been on Effient less than 30 months and on Plavix now and have had no repercussions...meaning another massi...

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Effient...Length of time fOR safety

Back to back Massiver MI's in january and February 2013. First M I...too short of a stent was used and was placed on Plavix. (Generic) 2nd MI. 3 weeks later. Another Blood clot. Coded. Longer stent placed in LAd AND PUT ON 10MG. eFFIENT. wAS TOLD i WOULD BE ON EFFIENT FOR 15 MONTHS AND THEN BAck to Plavix. 15 months came and Cardio said study was coming out and I had to remain on Effient until results of study. November, 2014. Study results showed those on effient for 30 months did better than those on for 20 months. So I am still on Effient but lowered to 5mg. 30 months is August, 2015. I want off this stuff. The side effects are devestating. What choice do i have. Has anyone been on Effient less than 30 months and on Plavix now and have had no repercussions...meaning another massi...

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effient and insects

I've been on Effient for eight months. Every morning I would get up bleeding from several places- typically on my arms, legs and chest. There would be a characteristic 'cut' a few inches long with tiny dots in the cut. Over time I determined insects were the cause. I place iodine on the incision and tiny bugs so small that as to be barely noticeable come out. They seem to be laid in the wound by larger bugs that look like a grain of ground coffee. No one else in the family shares this problem; I sleep in the same bed as my wife, etc. The larger bugs have skeletons and can be crushed. Sometimes I can see them 'jump' like a flea. For some reason, they're only interested in MY blood- it's like coke to them. Having the house sprayed by an exterminator helped but ...

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stent

A week back my wife was stented and the tollowing medicines :EFFIENT 5MG, AMLODIPINE5MG, ATORVASTATIN10MG, ASPIRIN81MG, METOPROLOL50MG, VAL SARTAN80MG, METFORMIN500MGX2 GLIPIZIDEHALF TAB X2. DAILY, VALSARTAN80, IS NOT AVAILABLE, CAN I use valent 80? Further she is gettingskin irritation, is it the effect of these medicines? How serious is this? Bolla. ## Hello, Bolla! How is your wife? Yes, Valent is the same medication. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. What type of skin irritation is she getting? Yes, it could be from one or more of these medications. Whether or not it is serious depends on the type of reaction. Can you please post back with more details on it?

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fluorouracil cream 5%

I am on effient blood thinner after a heart stent placement. I was just prescribed efudex. will this increase the blood thinning effect ? ## If you're using it topically, the side effects are usually minimal. However, it would be best to double check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain. Is your INR checked regularly?

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can i take effient

My doctor just put me on effient today, the problem is I'm on my menstural cycle. Is it ok to take it ## Hi Michelle, Because Effient (Prasugrel) can put you at risk for serious bleeding, it may be a good idea to discuss this concern with your doctor before moving forward with treatment. Linked below is an important warning message regarding the potential for serious bleeding that can occur: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a609027.html NOTE: The bleeding mentioned in the warning section isn't necessarily related to bleeding that occurs during a menstrual cycle, so It's quite possible that it may still end up being fine for you to take. However I would always suggest playing it safe until further notice from your doctor, since you never really know what to expect from t...

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White Blood Cell Count

Is it possible for Effient to lower my White Blood Cell Count? ## I wouldn't say it's not possible, but this is probably something you'd have to have a blood test for in order to truly determine whether or not it really does lower your white blood cell count and more importantly, by how much? NOTE: This medication works by preventing platelets (a type of blood cell) from collecting and forming clots that may cause a heart attack or stroke. I hope this info helps!

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Orange Oval Pill Imprinted 5123 One Side, other side has 3 lines and 10

The pill is small, orange and could be either an oval shape or a lond 6 sides pill and white on the inside. On one side the numbers are 5123, on the other side there are 3 lines that are kinda wavy then the number 10. ## The pill in description marked 10 5123 has been identified as Effient 10 mg; which is used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain and have been treated with angioplasty (procedure to open the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart). Learn More: Prasugrel Details I hope this helps!

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Allergies For Effient

anyone taking effient have any reactions ## What type of reaction did you have to it? It is a platelet inhibitor, so its normal side effects are listed as being blood pressure fluctuations, headache, fatigue and diarrhea. You can learn more here:

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Effient

I am taking effient and have been for 6 weeks following a cardiac arrest and implementation of a bare metal stent in the LAD. It is determined that I am allergic to plavix and thus was prescribed effient. Has anyone complained of a very strong medicinal breath that I am unable to treat with constant brushing and mouthwash?

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