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(Known as Brilique in the UK)
Brilinta Medication Uses and Indications:
Brilinta belongs to the group of drugs known as antiplatelets. This means they act by blocking the platelets from sticking to each other, thus preventing the formation of a blood clot. This results in a smooth, uninterrupted flow of the blood through the blood vessels and the body.
The antiplatelet action in conjunction with low doses of aspirin helps prevent heart attack and stroke in individuals who have an existing heart problem like unstable angina or a previous heart attack. Furthermore, it also prevents heart attack and stroke in patients who have undergone certain heart surgeries like stent replacement, coronary artery bypass graft CABG or angioplasty.
Brilinta medication can easily be purchased from Canada Pharmacy at the best rates in the market.
Active ingredients (comes in 2 strengths):
- Ticagrelor 60 mg
- Ticagrelor 90 mg
Brilinta should be strictly taken as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken orally, with or without food, twice a day. It should be taken at the same time every day for maximum effect.
Do not take Brilinta without aspirin, which is usually given in the dose of 75 to 100 mg or as directed by your physician.
Brilinta may be crushed and mixed in a glass of water and drunk immediately. Refill the glass with water, stir and drink it, to make sure all of the drug has been taken. Do not increase, decrease, alter or stop the medication without consulting your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop the drug by yourself.
Before starting treatment with Brilinta, consult your physician if you have the following conditions.
- Liver disease
- Any active bleeding
- Stomach ulcer or bleeding
- History of bleeding in the brain
- Heart disease
- Bleeding or clotting disorders
Immediately call your doctor on the development of the following side effects of Brilinta.
- Bloody cough
- Nausea, vomiting
- Nosebleed or any other bleeds that will not stop
- Shortness of breath, lightheadedness
- Easy bruising
- Unusual bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina or rectum
- Purple or red pinpoint spots under the skin
- Red or pink urine
- Pale skin
- Signs of stomach bleeding
- Heart attack symptoms
- Signs of a stroke
Product Code: 12817
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.