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What to Tell My Doctor Before I Take BRILINTA

Before you take BRILINTA, let your doctor know if you:

  • Have had bleeding problems in the past
  • Have had any recent serious injury or surgery
  • Plan to have surgery or a dental procedure
  • Have a history of stomach ulcers or colon polyps
  • Have lung problems, such as COPD or asthma
  • Have liver problems
  • Have a history of stroke
  • Are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BRILINTA will harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BRILINTA
  • Are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BRILINTA passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take BRILINTA or breastfeed. You should not do both without talking with your doctor

Tell all of your doctors and dentists that you are taking BRILINTA. They should talk to the doctor who prescribed BRILINTA for you before you have any surgery or invasive procedure.

Also tell your doctor about all the medicines you take

  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
  • BRILINTA may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how BRILINTA works

Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • An HIV-AIDS medicine
  • Medicine for heart conditions or high blood pressure
  • Medicine for high blood cholesterol levels
  • An anti-fungal medicine by mouth
  • An anti-seizure medicine
  • A blood thinner medicine
  • Rifampin (Rifater®, Rifamate®, Rimactane®, Rifadin®)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is listed above. Know the medicines you take and keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.


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.

Slow heart rhythm has been reported with BRILINTA.

What to tell your doctor before taking BRILINTA