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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

For illustrative purposes only.


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