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BRILINTA can have side effects

BRILINTA can cause serious side effects, including risk of bleeding and shortness of breath.

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. 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.

Call your doctor right away if you experience any of these signs or symptoms of bleeding while taking BRILINTA:

  •  Severe bleeding or uncontrollable bleeding
  •  Pink, red, or brown urine
  •  Red or black stools (looks like tar)
  •  Coughing or vomiting that produces blood or blood clots, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds

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.

When instructed by your doctor, you should stop taking BRILINTA 5 days before you have elective surgery. This will help to decrease your risk of bleeding with your surgery or procedure. Your doctor should tell you when to start taking BRILINTA again, as soon as possible after surgery.

Shortness of Breath: Call your doctor if you have new or unexpected shortness of breath when you are at rest, at night, or when you are doing any activity. Your doctor can decide what treatment is needed.

Other common side effects with BRILINTA include: headache, cough, dizziness, nausea, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, diarrhea, back pain, low blood pressure, fatigue, and chest pain.

These are not all the possible side effects of BRILINTA. For more information ask your doctor or pharmacist or see the accompanying Medication Guide. They are also listed in the Prescribing Information.

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