Prasugrel Hydrochloride is used as an active ingredient in medicines to lower the chance of having a heart attack or other serious problems with the heart or blood vessels. This medicine can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and sometimes lead to serious health problems.
Class of Drugs – Anti-platelet drug
Molecular Formula – C20H21ClFNO3S
Molecular Weight - 409.9 g/mol
Working: Given medicine is an active component. Platelets are blood cells that help with normal blood clotting. Prasugrel Hydrochloride helps prevent platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. These clots can block an artery or a stent. This medication blocks platelets from getting together and prevents them from producing harmful blood clots.
Uses: This medication is an effective solution Prasugrel Hydrochloride is indicated with aspirin by people with heart disease or recent heart attack, unstable angina who undergo a certain heart procedure. This ingredient also prevents other serious heart/blood vessel problems like heart attacks, strokes, blood clots in stents. It is an anti-platelet drug that helps to keep blood flowing smoothly in the body. It prevents blood clots in people with the acute coronary syndrome who are undergoing a procedure after a recent heart attack or stroke.
Popular Brands and Dosages: It is used in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Effient: 5 mg and 10 mg
This medication should not be taken in case of active bleeding like a stomach ulcer or bleeding in the brain and scheduled for a heart bypass surgery.