Shortness Of Breath And Chest Pain

Robert Says:

I have been taking Brilinta for since the last week in April, the normal 2 times daily tablets. I have developed a severe case of shortness of breath. I can't even do simple tasks anymore. I did not realize this was one of the side effects of the medication until yesterday. My daughter, has been very concerned over my condition, and we got to discussing what changes could have taken place since my last stents were put in. I have five in all, three put in the last weeks of April. I have also had heart bypass surgery. The only think that I could think of was the switch from Plavix to Brilinta, well that and the three new stents. I have also had some chest discomfort, I had just chalked it up to angina at first, but it seems to be getting worse than better. Is there another drug they can put me on besides this Brilinta that does not cause such a side effect?

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Verwon Says:

Yes, there are other medication options that you can try to see if there is one that doesn't cause you to suffer such annoying issues, according to the FDA, but only your doctor can help you decide what is best for you to try.

Are you on any other medications? There are many that could be contributing to these problems.

Have you informed your cardiologist?

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Robert Says:

I will see the cardiologist tomorrow, but they questioned if it was the Brilinta causing the problem.

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Harry Says:

I have been very fatigued and had chest pain, I have 9 stents and began taking Plavix only to change to Brilinta which increased what I believe to be side effects, leg pain, coldness toes aching, and every time I take it , it seems to get worse, could I switch to aspirin and plavix again? I was in a blind study and have decided I dont want to have these effects any longer which I believe to be the meds. when I stopped everything the symptoms seemed to go away. I have not spoken to anyone since they are too busy.

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