Brilinta

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Brilinta Side Effects

Shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, nausea, and nosebleed may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Although unlikely, serious bleeding may occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, bleeding that is severe or that you cannot control (such as a severe nosebleed that you cannot stop), bloody/black stools, vomit with blood or that looks like coffee grounds, bloody/red/pink/dark urine.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, fainting, confusion, slurred speech, vision changes, signs of a blood clotting problem (such as red/purple pinpoint-sized spots on the skin, fever).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • hypertension
  • atrioventricular block
  • atrial fibrillation
  • bradycardia
  • Intracranial Bleeding
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • hypotension
  • hemorrhage
  • kidney disease with reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
  • gynecomastia
  • back pain
  • syncope
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • skin rash
  • headache disorder
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • hyperuricemia
  • bruising
  • angioedema
  • hemarthrosis
  • non-cardiac chest pain

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: mifepristone, other drugs that can cause bleeding/bruising (including other antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen/naproxen, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/warfarin).

Other medications can affect the removal of ticagrelor from your body, which may affect how ticagrelor works. Examples include dexamethasone, nefazodone, azole antifungals (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole), HIV protease inhibitors (such as atazanavir, ritonavir), hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (such as boceprevir, telaprevir), macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin), rifamycins (such as rifampin), drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), telithromycin, among others.

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen). These drugs are similar to ticagrelor and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 75-100 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

This medication may interfere with certain lab tests (such as platelet functional tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure lab personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.