The Ticagrelor is used to control the risk of stroke , heart attack or death in patients who suffer from angina or who have already had a heart attack.
What is the Ticagrelor?
Ticagrelor works by slowing down or blocking the adhesion of platelets to the walls of blood vessels or damaged tissues. It is a drug that has an inhibitory action of platelet aggregation.
How is Ticagrelor taken?
The administration of Ticagrelor must be accompanied by that of Aspirin . This drug is taken in the form of orally administered tablets .
Side effects of Ticagrelor
Taking Ticagrelor can easily result in bruising .
A doctor should be contacted without hesitation if one of the following symptoms occurs:
- breathing difficulties
- slow, fast or irregular heart beat
- feeling light-headed
- purple spots on the skin
- shortness of breath
- stroke symptoms
- ongoing bleeding symptoms
- feeling of tightness or chest pain
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- unusual hoarseness
- eye bleeding
Warnings on the use of Ticagrelor
This medication should not be taken in case of ongoing bleeding , if you have ever had to deal with brain bleeding and if you have severe liver problems . Ticagrelor is also contraindicated for people taking certain protease inhibitors, Rifampicin or Telithromycin, as well as Carbamazepine, Dexamethasone, some macrolides, Nefazodone, Fenobarbital, Fenitoina, and some azole antifungals.
Before starting a Ticagrelor therapy, your doctor should always be informed in one of the following cases:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients or to other drugs or foods;
- of the medicines, phytotherapy and supplements taken, citing in particular other drugs to prevent or treat blood clots, anticoagulants, direct thrombin inhibitors, Fans, Rivarobaxan, salicylates, azole antifungals, macrolides, Nefazodone, protease inhibitors, Telithromycin, Carbamazepine, Dexametazone, Efavirenz, Idantoine, Fenobarbital, Primidone, Rifamicin, Hypericum, Digoxin, Lovastatin and Simvastatin;
- in case of taking medication for dissolving blood clots within 24 hours of treatment with ticagrelor;
- if in the past you have suffered or still suffer from kidney, lung or respiratory problems, gastrointestinal bleeding and bleeding disorders in general, ulcers, polyps in the intestine, anomalies of the heartbeat, clotting problems, stroke, gouty arthritis or high levels of uric acid in the blood;
- if you experience fainting coupled with slow heart rate even without having a permanent pacemaker;
- if you are planning surgery or dental procedures ;
- in case of dialysis i;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
Your doctor, dentist or surgeon should always be informed of the intake of Ticagrelor.