Brilinta

Antiplatelet Drugs

Brilinta is part of the Antiplatelet Drugs class and treats Heart Attack. Antiplatelet drugs are used to treat thrombocythemia, heart attack, angina, and stroke risk reduction. They work by preventing blood clots. Brilinta is only available as a brand name drug.

Side effects of Brilinta

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Difficult or labored breathing

shortness of breath

tightness in the chest

wheezing

Less common

Blurred vision

chest pain or discomfort

confusion

dizziness

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

fainting

fast or irregular heartbeat

headache

lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting

loss of consciousness

nervousness

pounding in the ears

slow or fast heartbeat

sweating

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Bleeding gums

bruising

coughing up blood

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

headache, sudden and severe

increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding

nausea or vomiting

nosebleeds

paralysis

prolonged bleeding from cuts

red or black, tarry stools

red or dark brown urine

weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Back pain

cough

diarrhea

Rare

Swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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