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Take BRILINTA plus 81-mg aspirin correctly

Take BRILINTA plus 81-mg aspirin for as long and exactly as your doctor prescribed.

  • If you forget a dose, take your next dose at its scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time unless your doctor tells you to
  • Take BRILINTA exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • You may take BRILINTA with or without food
  • Take BRILINTA around the same time every day
  • If you take too much BRILINTA, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or go to the nearest emergency room
  • Do not stop taking BRILINTA unless your doctor tells you to

About aspirin

  • Aspirin comes in different doses
  • Take one 81-mg aspirin tablet each day
  • Do NOT take more than 100 mg of aspirin each day—because it can affect how well BRILINTA works
  • Tell your doctor if you take other medicines that contain aspirin
  • Do not take new over-the-counter medicines that contain aspirin

Here is a reminder about how and when to take your medicine.

How and when to take BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) tablets plus 81-mg aspirin


Do not take BRILINTA if you have a history of bleeding in the brain, are bleeding now, or are allergic to ticagrelor or any of the ingredients in BRILINTA.

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.

Our Medicine Planner may help you remember when to take your medicines.
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Tips to help you remember to take your medicines:

  • Use a pillbox
  • Ask a family member or friend to remind you
  • Enroll in BRILINTA Patient Support Service, which is available 365 days a year, for medicine reminder tips and refill reminders

BRILINTA and aspirin