- This drug may cause very bad and sometimes deadly bleeding. Do not use if you are having any bleeding problems (including bleeding ulcer) or if you have ever had bleeding in the brain. Do not stop taking this drug without talking to your doctor. Stopping this drug when you are not supposed to may raise the chance of heart attack, stroke, and death. Use as you have been told.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug. This drug may need to be stopped before certain types of surgery as your doctor has told you. If this drug is stopped, your doctor will tell you when to start taking this drug again after your surgery or procedure.
- Do not take more than 100 mg a day of aspirin when taking this drug. This drug may not work as well. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to lower the chance of heart attack, stroke, and death in some people.
- It is used to lower the chance of blockage of a stent 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 are taking any of these drugs: Atazanavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, or telithromycin.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or rifampin.
- If you are taking voriconazole.
- If you are taking or will be taking another drug like this one.
- If you have 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.
- 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.
- Shortness of breath.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take as you have been told, even if you feel well.
- 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 take 2 doses at the same time 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, nurse, 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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