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About the drug:
Prasugrel is an anti-coagulant drug that stops the blood platelets from coalescing (clotting) due to several heart or blood vessel conditions.
Prasugrel is marketed and sold under several trade names worldwide, one of which is Prasita (made by Ranbaxy).
Uses of the drug:
It is primarily used to stop blood clots in those people with acute coronary syndrome and in those who are going through a post heart attack or post stroke procedure. Prasugrel is also prescribed for some disorders of heart or blood vessels. Prasugrel may also be prescribed for conditions not described here.
Working of the drug:
It is a blood thinner that helps to stop the formation of blood clots. Blood clots are formed when blood platelets present in the blood clump together. Prasugrel works to make the platelets less sticky and thus they are less likely to stick together to form a clot.
Prasugrel Hcl is available as Prasita 10 mg, manufactured by Ranbaxy, a well known Indian pharmaceutical company. You can easily buy Prasita 10 mg online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Prasita 10 mg comes in the form of tablets in the single 10 mg strength on our website. To buy Prasita 10 mg online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to it or if you have a number of conditions like hemophilia or other bleeding or blood clotting disorder, severe liver disease, stomach ulcer,
Have just undergone a heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft)
• Tell your doctor if you:
Are pregnant, as although it is not expected to cause any harm to your unborn baby if you take it during your pregnancy, still you need to consult your doctor
Are breastfeeding, as it is still not known whether Prasugrel Hcl can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby.
How much to take the drug?
Take Prasugrel Hcl medication (Prasita) strictly as prescribed by your doctor and no changes regarding its dosage and duration of using must be made without his or her advice. Your doctor may change the dosage occasionally to get the maximum benefit out of the medication.
Prasugrel Hcl dosage depends on a lot of factors. Your doctor may fix your dosage depending on your condition. Various conditions may require different dosages. Strictly follow the dosage which your doctor has decided for you.
How to take the drug?
Take Prasugrel Hcl with or without food. Make it a habit to take this medication at the same time every day. Avoid crushing or breaking a Prasugrel tablet, and swallow it as it is. Take all the precautions already mentioned while taking this medication.
Store Prasugrel Hcl medication in a cool and dry place as well as away from the reach of children and pets.
For how long to take it?
Take the drug as long as it is prescribed by the doctor and do not stop the drug in between without consulting him/her.
Get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately in case of an overdose of Prasugrel Hcl medication. Overdose of this medication can cause severe internal or external bleeding, leading to bloody stools or vomiting, blurred vision, watery eyes, walking troubles.
If you miss a dose of Prasugrel Hcl medication, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if the time to take the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as scheduled. Don't take extra medication to compensate for the missed dose.
Side effects of the drug:
Prasugrel hcl (Prasita) is an anticoagulant or blood thinner, which makes you prone to bleeding easier, even with a minor injury. Contact your doctor or get emergency medical attention if you have bleeding that doesn't stop. You may also have internal bleeding (bleeding in the stomach or intestines).
You may also notice unexpected vaginal bleeding, bloody or black stools (tarry color); bloody urine; or bloody cough or vomit that looks like ground coffee. Some other serious side effects are jaundice characterized by yellowing of the skin and eyes, chest pain, severe headache, speech problems, fever, easy bruising, weakness, or imbalance.
Some less serious side effects include mild headache, back pain, minor chest pain, cough, nausea, or tiredness.
Common drug interactions:
There are several drugs which can potentially interact with Prasugrel Hcl (Prasita). Let your doctor know if you are already taking other blood thinners like warfarin.
The drug mentioned above is not the only one which may interact with Prasugrel. There may be others as well. Share the list of all medicines you use at present with your doctor and never start a new medication on your own. Some of the nsaids are ibuprofen, Diflunisal, Naproxen, Etodolac, Diclofenac, Flurbiprofen, Ketorolac, Indomethacin, Ketoprofen, Mefenamic Acid, Meloxicam, Nabumetone, or others. These must be taken after your doctor’s consent only.
Things to remember:
- If you have a surgery or any dental work scheduled in the near future, you must notify the surgeon or dentist well ahead of the procedure date. You may be asked to temporarily suspend the medication at least a week before so that you don't suffer from severe bleeding at the time of surgery or dental procedure
- Remember to avoid some of the drugs already mentioned above while taking Prasugrel Hcl medication (Prasita) and activities that may put you at risk of bleeding or injury
- Take extra care while shaving and brushing your teeth
|US Brand Name||Prasita|
|Generic Name||Prasugrel Hcl|
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