Effient Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.
If you are going to have surgery or dental work, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
pounding in the ears
slow or fast heartbeat
Black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
chest pain or discomfort
difficult or labored breathing
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
painful or difficult urination
rapid weight gain
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
tightness in the chest
tingling of the hands or feet
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
Incidence not known
Change in mental status
dark or bloody urine
difficulty with speaking
pale color of the skin
pinpoint red spots on the skin
yellow eyes or skin
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:
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.