Ticagrelor belongs to the class of medications called antiplatelets. Antiplatelets are used to prevent blood clots from forming by making the blood less “sticky”. By preventing blood clots, this reduces the risk of you having a heart attack or stroke.
Inform your healthcare professional if these side-effects do not go away or are bothersome to you.
Patients taking antiplatelets may have increased risk of bleeding. If you experience any serious bleeding, you should stop your medication and inform your healthcare professional immediately.
Serious bleeding may include one or more of the following:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid taking grapefruit when you are taking this medication as grapefruit may interact with your medication and increase the risk of side-effects.
Some medications may interact with this medication and affect their effectiveness or increase the risk of side-effects. However, these medications may also be important for your treatment. Inform your healthcare professional of the other medications you are currently taking.
Consult your healthcare professional if you are unsure whether your existing medications can be taken together with this medication.
Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.You may take this medication with or without food.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.