BRILINTA is used to lower your chance of having another heart attack or dying
from a heart attack or stroke, but BRILINTA (and similar drugs) can cause bleeding
that can be serious and sometimes lead to death. Instances of serious bleeding,
such as internal bleeding, may require blood transfusions or surgery. While you
take BRILINTA, you may bruise and bleed more easily and be more likely to have nosebleeds.
Bleeding will also take longer than usual to stop.
Call your doctor right away if you have any signs or symptoms of bleeding while
taking BRILINTA, including: severe, uncontrollable bleeding; pink, red, or brown
urine; vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds; red or black stool; or
if you cough up blood or blood clots.
Do not stop taking BRILINTA without talking to the doctor who prescribes it
for you. People who are treated with a stent, and stop taking BRILINTA
too soon, have a higher risk of getting a blood clot in the stent, having a heart
attack, or dying. If you stop BRILINTA because of bleeding, or for other reasons,
your risk of a heart attack or stroke may increase. Tell all your doctors and dentists
that you are taking BRILINTA. To decrease your risk of bleeding, your doctor may
instruct you to stop taking BRILINTA 5 days before you have elective surgery. Your
doctor should tell you when to start taking BRILINTA again, as soon as possible
Take BRILINTA and aspirin exactly as instructed by your doctor. You should not take
a dose of aspirin higher than
100 mg daily because it can affect how well BRILINTA
works. Tell your doctor if you take other medicines that contain aspirin. Do not
take new medicines that contain aspirin.
Do not take BRILINTA if you are bleeding now, especially from your stomach or intestine
(ulcer), have a history of bleeding in the brain, have severe liver problems, or
are allergic to ticagrelor or any of the ingredients in BRILINTA.
BRILINTA can cause serious side effects, including bleeding and shortness of
breath. Call your doctor if you have new or unexpected shortness of
breath or any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Your doctor
can decide what treatment is needed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription
medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. BRILINTA may affect the way other medicines
work, and other medicines may affect how BRILINTA works.
BRILINTA is a prescription medicine for people who:
- Have had a recent heart attack or severe chest pain that happened because their
heart wasn’t getting enough oxygen
- Have had a heart attack or chest pain and are being treated with medicines or procedures
to open blocked arteries in the heart
BRILINTA is used with aspirin to lower your chance of having another serious problem
with your heart or blood vessels such as heart attack, stroke, or blood clots in
your stent if you received one. These can be fatal.
Please read Medication Guide and full Prescribing
Information, including Boxed WARNINGS for BRILINTA.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch
or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you are without prescription coverage and cannot afford your medication, AstraZeneca
may be able to help. For more information, please visit www.AstraZeneca.com.
†The copay amount to be paid will be accurate at that time, but could vary at the time the prescription is filled at the pharmacy.