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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT BRILINTA 60-mg and 90-mg TABLETS
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