General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Brilinta include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth twice a day.
- You can take Brilinta with or without food.
- Brilinta should be taken with aspirin.
- Your healthcare provider will take into account your particular situation when recommending how long you should continue to take this medication. Some people may need to take it longer than others.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed. Do not stop taking it without the approval and supervision of your healthcare provider.
There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
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Side Effects of BrilintaJust like any medicine, Brilinta can cause side effects. Although some side effects of this medication are merely bothersome, some can be dangerous. The most serious reactions are related to the increased risk of bleeding.
In clinical studies, some of the most common problems reported in people taking this medication (plus aspirin) included but were not limited to:
- Bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding
- Shortness of breath.
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