Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it. Blood and urine tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Tell all of your medical doctors, dentists, and nurses that you are taking this medicine. Prasugrel may increase the risk of serious bleeding during an operation or some dental procedures. Treatment may have to be stopped about 7 days before the operation or dental procedure.

Check with your doctor right away if you have the following symptoms: change in mental status, dark or bloody urine, difficulty with speaking, fever, pale color of the skin, pinpoint red spots on the skin, seizures, weakness, yellow eyes or skin. These may be symptoms of a serious condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including angioedema. Angioedema can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you have chest pain, a rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, or trouble with swallowing or breathing while you are using the medicine.

Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your doctor first. To do so may increase your risk for clots.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.