Ticagrelor may cause serious (sometimes fatal) bleeding. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, especially about any bleeding problems. Also, before having any surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use, especially ticagrelor. Your doctor or dentist will give you specific directions for when to stop taking this medication before your surgery. See also Precautions section.
This medication is usually taken with low-dose aspirin, usually 75-100 milligrams once a day. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, do not take more than 100 milligrams of aspirin daily. Doing so may make ticagrelor work less well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.
Ticagrelor is used along with low-dose aspirin to help prevent heart attack and stroke in people with a history of heart disease, stroke, or at increased risk for heart disease or stroke (for example, due to diabetes, history of transient ischemic attack-TIA). It may also prevent blood clots after certain heart surgeries (such as stent placement).Ticagrelor works by blocking platelets from sticking together and prevents them from forming harmful clots. It is an antiplatelet drug. It keeps blood flowing smoothly in your body.
How to use Ticagrelor Tablet
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Take a low-dose aspirin (usually 75-100 milligrams) once a day as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor's directions carefully. See also Warning section.
If you have trouble swallowing ticagrelor, you may crush the tablet. Mix the crushed tablet with water in a glass, then drink the mixture right away. Refill the glass with water, stir, and drink to make sure you take all of your dose.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medication early, you may have a higher risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.
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