Effient

Active Ingredient(s): Prasugrel
FDA Approved: * July 10, 2009
Pharm Company: * ELI LILLY CO
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Effient Overview

Prasugrel (trade name Effient in the US and India, and Efient in the EU) is a drug used to prevent formation of blood clots. It is a platelet inhibitor and an irreversible anatagonist of P2Y12 ADP receptors and is of the thienopyridine drug class. It was developed by Daiichi Sankyo Co. and produced by Ube and currently marketed in the United States in cooperation with Eli Lilly and Company. Prasugrel was approved for use in Europe in February 2009,[1] and in the US in July 200...

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Prasugrel
  • Tablet: 10mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Effient: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-5121 Effient 5 mg Oral Tablet by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-5123 Effient 10 mg Oral Tablet by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 54868-6238 Effient 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-1831 Effient 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Prasugrel or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Effient Topics:

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 ... 4 replies
effient and insects
I've been on Effient for eight months. Every morning I would get up bleeding from several places- typically on my ar... 3 replies
Effient - Stopping Treatment
I've been taking 5 mg Effient for approximately five years. Yesterday I was told by my cardiologist to stop taking t... 2 replies
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 t... 1 reply
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... 1 reply
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... 1 reply
Effient
I am taking effient and have been for 6 weeks following a cardiac arrest and implementation of a bare metal stent in the...
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 h... 2 replies
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 ... 1 reply
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'...






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