Brilinta Drug Interactions
Medications That Increase Bleeding Risk
Brilinta should be used with caution with other medications that increase the risk of bleeding. This would make sense, since Brilinta increases the risk of bleeding by itself. Interestingly, although Brilinta is designed to be used with low-dose aspirin (70 to 100 mg daily), combining it with higher doses of aspirin actually makes Brilinta less effective.
There are many times when it is acceptable or even beneficial to combine Brilinta with other drugs that increase the risk of bleeding. In these situations, however, it is especially important to alert your healthcare provider if you develop any signs of bleeding, such as:
- Unusual bruising (bruises that develop without known cause or grow in size)
- Blood in the urine
- Blood in the stool (usually seen as red or black stools)
- Bleeding gums
- Bleeding from cuts that takes a long time to stop
- Menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal
- Coughing up blood
- Low blood pressure
- Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
P-glycoprotein inhibitors can increase the level of Brilinta in the body. Check with your doctor before taking such medications together.
It is possible that not all Brilinta drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.