- This drug may cause very bad and sometimes deadly bleeding. Do not use if you are having any bleeding problems or if you have ever had bleeding in the brain. Talk to your doctor about stopping this drug before you have surgery. Try to stop at least 5 days before any surgery. Do not stop taking without talking to your doctor; you may have greater risk of heart problems. Follow how to use exactly.
- Do not take more than 100 mg a day of aspirin when taking this drug. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to prevent heart attacks.
- It is used to prevent strokes.
- It is used to prevent blood clots after a stent is placed in the heart.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to ticagrelor or any other part of this drug
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with this drug, like certain drugs that are used for HIV, infections, or depression. There are many drugs that must not be taken with this drug. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you if you are taking a drug that must not be taken with this drug.
- If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding in the brain, bleeding problems, or very bad liver disease.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
- Some drugs may look the same as this drug or may have names that sound like this drug. Always check to make sure you have the right product. If you see any change in the way this drug looks like shape, color, size, or wording, check with your pharmacist.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of bleeding like throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds; coughing up blood; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; vaginal bleeding that is not normal; bruises without a reason or that get bigger; or any bleeding that is very bad or that you cannot stop.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
- Very bad headache.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Shortness of breath.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Change in skin color to black or purple.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take this drug at the same time of day.
- Take with or without food.
- If you cannot swallow the tablet whole, the tablet can be crushed and mixed with water. Drink right away after mixing. Refill the glass with water, stir, and drink.
- Those who have feeding tubes may use the tablet. Crush the tablet and mix it with water. Flush the feeding tube after this drug is given.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
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