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I take Brilinta twice a day. I hyperventilate too much and regular shortness of breath. Everything I have read, even from the manufacturer has said that these are possible side effects. My cardiologist brushes it off and said he does not know why it is happening. I have a lousy insurance but I have to go to tons of specialists to find out if I have other problems. This is costing me. Why won't doctors place the blame on Brilinta? Should I keep trying to find out the problem or believe the manufacturer?

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Verwon Says:

You should believe the manufacturer, these types of side effects are also listed by both the FDA and the NIH. You may also experience headache, blurred vision, and cough.

Unfortunately, doctors are not required to study medications as much and as in-depth as other medical professionals, such as pharmacists, pharmaceutical assistants and others. In most cases, they only cover the basics and how to write prescriptions. Some doctors do put in the time to learn more, but not all. I can't speak as to your cardiologist, he may have just been too busy to cover it all with you, or to research it all, I can't possibly know, I can only speak about what I've learned over the years, and from personal experience.

It took a long time for me to find a cardiologist that actually listened to me and bothered to learn such side effects and etc.

There are other medications available, so you might want to ask him about trying a different one, or perhaps getting a second opinion.

Does anyone else have any advice or suggestions?

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