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What is/are Prasugrel?

Prasugrel (marketing name Effient in the US and India, and Efient in the EU) is a platelet inhibitor developed by Daiichi Sankyo Co. and produced by Ube and currently marketed in the United States in cooperation with Eli Lilly and Company for acute coronary syndromes planned for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Prasugrel was approved for use in Europe in February 2009, and is currently available in the UK. On July 10, 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of prasugrel for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events (including stent thrombosis) in patients with acute coronary syndrome who are to be managed with PCI.

Adverse effects

  •     Cardiovascular: Hypertension (8%), hypotension (4%), atrial fibrillation (3%), bradycardia (3%), noncardiac chest pain (3%), peripheral edema (3%), thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  •     Central nervous system: Headache (6%), dizziness (4%), fatigue (4%), fever (3%), extremity pain (3%)
  •     Dermatologic: Rash (3%)
  •     Endocrine and metabolic: Hypercholesterolemia/hyperlipidemia (7%)
  •     Gastrointestinal: Nausea (5%), diarrhea (2%), gastrointestinal hemorrhage (2%)
  •     Hematologic: Leukopenia (3%), anemia (2%)
  •     Neuromuscular and skeletal: Back pain (5%)
  •     Respiratory: Epistaxis (6%), dyspnea (5%), cough (4%)
  •     Hypersensitivity, including angioedemat. 

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