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Prasugrel: How Does It Work?

Have you ever experienced a heart attack or had coronary angioplasty? Find out how Prasugrel (Effient) can help you now.
What is Prasugrel (Effient), and what does it do?

Prasugrel belongs to a class of drugs known as antiplatelet agents. It works by keeping platelets from clumping together and causing a heart attack or stroke.

In people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain and have had angioplasty, Prasugrel is used in combination with Aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels. It is also administered to patients prior to a heart procedure known as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).

What dosages of Prasugrel (Effient) are available?

Prasugrel (Effient) is only available as a tablet taken by mouth. The available dosages for Prasugrel (Effient) are:

  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Prasugrel (Effient) is usually taken once a day by mouth for most patients..

What side effects are common with taking Prasugrel (Effient)?

The most common side effects of Prasugrel (Effient) are:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Headache
  • Bleeding of any kind
  • Back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fatigue

Some people experience more serious side effects from Prasugrel (Effient), including:

  • Chest pain
  • Bruising
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Slow heart rate
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Swelling in the legs or arms
  • Pain in the legs or arms
  • Diarrhea

If you are taking Prasugrel (Effient) and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

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Does Prasugrel (Effient) interact with other medications?

Prasugrel (Effient) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements, and herbs.

When taking Prasugrel (Effient), you should avoid taking:

The use of Prasugrel (Effient) and Warfarin together increases the risk of bleeding.

Administration of Prasugrel (Effient) with NSAIDs when used in the long-term may increase the risk of bleeding.

Because of slow gastric emptying, coadministration of opioid agonists with Prasugrel (Effient) delays and reduces the absorption of Prasugrel’s active metabolite.

Who should NOT take Prasugrel (Effient)?

Not all people can take Prasugrel (Effient). It may not be a good choice if:

  • You are allergic to Prasugrel (Effient)
  • You are currently taking Opioids such as Codeine and Fentanyl
  • You have kidney problems
  • You are pregnant
  • You are 75 years old or older

If you plan on taking this drug, contact your doctor first.

What drugs are similar to Prasugrel (Effient)?

Other drugs that are similar to Prasugrel (Effient) include:

Does Prasugrel (Effient) have a generic form?

Prasugrel is the generic version of Effient. It is a medication that is used to treat or prevent significant or life-threatening heart and blood vessel disorders.

What is the price of Prasugrel (Effient) without insurance?

The average retail price of Prasugrel without insurance is $422.53.

Look up Prasugrel (Effient) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.

How to save money on Prasugrel (Effient)?

NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Prasugrel (Effient) prescriptions.

Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Prasugrel (Effient) at your local pharmacy and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.

Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood. 

There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).

Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Prasugrel (Effient) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.

Rheanne Blest Razo

Rheanne Blest Razo

Rheanne Blest is an experienced content writer, virtual assistant and a fellow crypto enthusiast. In the past, she has managed relationships with enterprise clients like BMW, digital projects for start-up companies like NSUR Coin, and the day-to-day operations of an automotive custom house and lighting company.
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