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About PRASUGREL+ASPIRIN

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL falls into the category of medications known as 'antiplatelet agents', indicated for preventing the formation of blood clots to avoid the risk of serious heart/blood vessel problems in the future (like heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in stents). If the clots form in blood vessels like arteries are formed then it could be very dangerous as it may cut off the blood supply, causing a heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke, or even lead to death. These clots formed in the arteries that are responsible for supplying blood to the heart which eventually reduces the supply of blood to the heart and causes unstable angina (a severe chest pain). This medication is usually prescribed to patients who have already had a heart attack or unstable angina or are already being treated with a procedure to open blocked arteries in the heart.

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL contains 'Prasugrel' and 'Aspirin' as their active constituents. Prasugrel is an antiplatelet agent that blocks the collection of platelets in the blood cells and so decreases the chance of a blood clot formation. Platelets are very small cell particles that keep circulating in the blood. When a blood vessel is damaged, then platelets clump together to help form a blood clot. These anti-platelets effects of Prasugrel also help in the smooth flow of blood in the whole body. Aspirin has an antithrombotic action that interferes with platelet functioning and does not let them stick together, thus helping to prevent or reduce blood clots. As a combination medication, ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL reduces the risk of cardiovascular events like myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke in the future, especially in persons who have had heart surgery known as angioplasty.

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL may have common side effects like headache, swelling/edema, dizziness, skin rash, small red bruises on the skin, and bruising. However not every person faces these side effects and even some off-side effects get resolved within a couple of days without any medical attention. However, a person should talk to their doctor if they are experiencing these side effects for a long time.

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL cannot be used in children adolescents below 18 years of age. A person should not stop taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL on their own as it may enhance the risk of heart attack or stroke. consult your doctor before taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL if your weight is less than 60 kg or your age is more than 75 years or had a recent severe injury or surgery due to risk of severe bleeding problems. ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL can only be used in pregnant or breast-feeding ladies if suggested by the doctor.  ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL cannot be advised to a person who had a brain stroke, bleeding in the brain, or transient ischemic attack (stroke). A regular check-up of haemoglobin (Hb) level and haematocrit count is necessary for people using ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL.

Uses of PRASUGREL+ASPIRIN

Prevention of Blood clot, Prevention of Stroke, Prevention of Heart attack

Medicinal Benefits

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL falls in the category of medicines known as antiplatelet agents used to prevent serious heart/blood vessel problems like heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in stents by preventing the formation of blood clots. Prasugrel is responsible for inhibiting the accumulation of platelets in the blood cells which in turn reduces the chance of a blood clot formation. Platelets are very small cell particles that keep circulating in the blood and are important for stopping the bleeding. When a blood vessel gets damaged, then platelets combine together to help form a blood clot. Aspirin works as an antithrombotic action that affects platelet functioning and does not let them stick together, thus helping to prevent or reduce blood clots. As a combination medication, ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL reduces the risk of further heart attack or stokes or of dying from one of these atherothrombotic events.

Directions for Use

Tablet/capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of PRASUGREL+ASPIRIN

  • Headache
  • Swelling/edema
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Small red bruises on the skin
  • Bruising

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

A person who is allergic to any of the contents present in ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL is not allowed to take this medicine as it may cause serious allergic reactions that include swollen lips, rash, itching, a swollen face, or shortness of breath. This medicine is not allowed to use in medical conditions like bleeding from your stomach or intestines, stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), and severe liver disease. A person should discuss with their doctor if they are 75 years or older, or faced a recent serious injury, recent surgery (including some dental procedures), recurrent bleeding from the stomach or intestines, kidney (renal) disease, or moderate liver problem. To notice the improvement in your medical condition effectually, continue taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL for as long as your doctor has recommended it. A person should not change the dose or stop it on their own as it may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Do not take ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor has prescribed it to you. ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL is not allowed to use in children as the efficacy and safety have not been established.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL should never be consumed with medicines like clopidogrel, dalteparin, enoxaparin, rivaroxaban, warfarin (used to prevent blood clotting), esomeprazole, omeprazole (used to relieve acidity), celecoxib, hydrocodone, ibuprofen,  tramadol (used to relieve pain), and ticagrelor (used to prevent heart attack or stroke).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: It has been reported that ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL may have interactions with bleeding, coronary, and cerebral vascular disease, liver, and kidney disease.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    A person is not allowed to consume alcohol while taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL as it may cause unpleasant side-effects. Alcohol intake might increase the risk of stomach or intestine bleeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    It is recommended to consult your doctor before taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL in pregnancy as your doctor will prescribe this drug only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is advised to consult with your doctor if you are a breastfeeding woman, as in this case, the doctor will prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL does not affect the thinking ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you are not alert.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Dose modification may be required. ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL should be used with care in patients with liver impairment/liver disorder. A person should consult with their specialist if they have liver impairment/liver disease or any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Dose adjustment may be required. ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL should be used with care in patients with kidney impairment/kidney disease. Please discuss with your doctor if you have kidney impairment/kidney disorder or any concerns regarding this.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • It is advised to engage in regular exercise to complement treatment with ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight with proper diet and exercise is important for good heart health.
  • Limit smoking and alcohol consumption as it may increase the chances of excessive bleeding.
  • A person should strictly avoid eating fried food, fast food, boxed food, canned food, and processed frozen meals.
  • One should eat a nutritious diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, skinless poultry, fish, eggs, and low-fat dairy products.
  • One should do relaxing activities to manage stress like meditation, yoga, massage would also help in treating high blood pressure.

Special Advise

  • Certain diagnostic tests like hemoglobin and hematocrit diagnostic tests can help in checking hemoglobin levels.
  • To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Blood clot and myocardial infarction: Platelets are very small cell particles that keep circulating in the blood. However, when a blood vessel gets damaged, like if it is cut, then platelets stick together to form a blood clot (thrombus) that prevents further outflow of blood or excessive loss of blood. The formation of clots in arteries can cut off the blood supply, leading to heart attack, stroke or death. Clot formation in the arteries that supply blood to the heart may cause reduced blood flow which could lead to unstable angina (chest pain). Thus platelets are important for stopping the bleeding. If clots get formed within a hardened blood vessel like an artery then they can cut off the blood supply and even cause a heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke, or death. The formation of clots in arteries also reduces the blood supply to the heart and even cause unstable angina (a severe chest pain).

FAQs

How does ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL work?

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL consists of Prasugrel and Aspirin which are responsible for inhibiting the accumulation of platelets in the blood cells which in turn reduces the chance of a blood clot formation. In this way, ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke.

My doctor has prescribed me Warfarin, so can I take ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL?

A person taking any anti-coagulant like warfarin is restricted to take ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL as it may increase the risk of bleeding. Consult your doctor for further advice.

Should a person need to consult with the doctor, if they are experiencing extreme tiredness while taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL?

A person should seek medical attention immediately if they develop a medical condition called Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (or TTP) that cause fever and bruising under the skin or noticing unexplained extreme tiredness, confusion, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).

Can a child of 13 years be allowed to take ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL?

This medicine should not be used in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.

Can ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL increase the risk of bleeding?

As ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL prevents the formation of blood clots so it is possible that a person taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL is at higher risk of bleeding during injury, cut, or surgery. Thus, consult your doctor if you notice excessive bleeding.

Is the consumption of alcohol allowed with ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL?

A person should limit the consumption of alcohol by taking ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL as alcohol may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.

Can intake of ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL cause anemia?

It has been reported that ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL may cause anemia (low hemoglobin and low red blood cell count). So it would be best if a person takes iron-rich food in their diet to prevent anemia.

Available Medicines for

ASPIRIN+PRASUGREL