Prax 5 Mg Tablet 10
Prasugrel is the active ingredient of the drug Aplet. It is used to prevent the clot formation which occurs in certain heart conditions or blood vessel problems. Prasugrel is given to prevent blood clots in patients with coronary heart disease, unstable angina (chest pain), and heart attack.
How does the drug work?
Prasugrel is an anti-platelet drug which inhibits the platelet receptors. Platelets are small cells present in the blood which prevent excess blood loss associated with cuts or wounds by forming aggregates. Prasugrel prevents this platelet aggregation and clot formation.
What are the common side effects ?
The common prasugrel side effects are nose bleeding and easy bruising or bleeding from minor injuries.
Important Information for Safe Use
• Do not take Prax if an allergic reaction has been experienced with the use of prasugrel in the past.
• Avoid Prax in case of conditions involving bleeding are present such as bleeding from the stomach or intestine, severe liver disease and a history of stroke or ischemic attack.
• Inform a doctor in case of a recent serious injury or surgery, plan for surgery, body weight less than 60 Kg, moderate liver disease, and kidney disease. This is because the doctor may adjust the dose due to a higher risk of bleeding in such individuals.
• This medicine should not be used by children or adolescents aged below 18 years.
• Usually, Prax is not recommended for patients aged above 75 years unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
• Take extra care while performing activities which involve the risk of bleeding such as brushing teeth, shaving, etc.
• Taking other medicines along with Prax needs to be informed to the doctor. This is especially important if any other blood-thinning agents are taken.
• Inform about all the other health conditions to the doctor because the susceptibility to side effects can increase in few illnesses while taking Prax medication.
• Pregnancy, plan for pregnancy and breastfeeding need cautious use of Prax medicine. Talk to a doctor for safety details.
• Always take Prax as told by your doctor.
• Go through the package leaflet for prasugrel uses and safety information before use.
1. I am 80 years old. What is the prasugrel dose I should take? Due to an increased risk of bleeding after 75 years of age, a lower dose of 5 mg per day should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.
2. Can I drive after taking the tab Prax? Prax is not very likely to affect your ability to drive.
3. What happens if I take more Prax tablets than prescribed? Higher doses of Prax increases the risk of excessive bleeding. So, you must immediately inform the doctor.
4. Can I take diclofenac while using prasugrel tablets? Diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) which can increase the risk of bleeding when taken with prasugrel. Therefore, ask a doctor before taking these medicines together.
5. Should I take Prasugrel with food? You may take prasugrel with or without food.