Effient is intended for the treatment of heart disease. It can also be used in people with a recent heart attack and unstable angina. This medication is manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly and Company. This medicine is available in a conventional tablet form. The available dosages are 5 mg and 10 mg. Prasugrel Hydrochloride is the main active component in this drug.
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly and Company
Active Ingredient: Prasugrel Hydrochloride is the main active component in this medicine. This active component is a novel platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the thrombotic cardiovascular events in people with the acute coronary syndrome. This active factor makes inhibition of platelet aggregation by binding to receptors for ADP on the surface of platelets. It is a platelet activation and aggregation inhibitor structurally and pharmacologically associated with clopidogrel and ticlopidine. It inhibits ADP-mediated platelet activation and aggregation. This drug also inhibits ADP-mediated platelet aggregation more rapidly, and to a greater extent than clopidogrel.
Indications: Prasugrel composed medicine is indicated with aspirin in people with heart disease or recent heart attack, unstable angina, or who undergo a certain heart procedure like angioplasty. This Effient helps to prevent serious heart/blood vessel problems like heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in stents. It blocks platelets from sticking together and protects it from forming harmful blood clots. It is an anti-platelet effect that helps to keep blood flowing smoothly in the body.
Action Mechanism: Platelets are blood cells that help with normal blood clotting. Effient medication helps to prevent platelets from sticking together and forming a clot that can block an artery or a stent. This way it effectively reduces the heart risks.
Dosages: This drug is made available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 5 mg: This medicine is to be taken orally once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 10 mg: This dug should be taken as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Note: It is not recommended in people with active bleeding like a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the brain.