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How Does BRILINTA Help Protect Me From Another Heart Attack?


Platelets can stick together to form a clot in your artery. And that can cause another heart attack.

Clot in artery
With BRILINTA Plus Aspirin

BRILINTA is an oral antiplatelet medicine. It helps stop platelets from forming a new and dangerous clot that could cause another heart attack.

Open artery

BRILINTA is not the same as aspirin. They both help keep platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. But they work in different ways, so it’s important to take them both.


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 surgery
  • Your doctor should tell you when to start taking BRILINTA again, as soon as possible after surgery

Take BRILINTA with aspirin correctly.

  • 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
BRILINTA and aspirin