Effient Dosage

Generic name: prasugrel hydrochloride
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Effient safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Effient.

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Initiate Effient treatment as a single 60-mg oral loading dose and then continue at 10 mg orally once daily. Patients taking Effient should also take aspirin (75 mg to 325 mg) daily [see Drug Interactions (7) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. Effient may be administered with or without food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3) and Clinical Studies (14)].

Dosing in Low Weight Patients

Compared to patients weighing ≥60 kg, patients weighing <60 kg have an increased exposure to the active metabolite of prasugrel and an increased risk of bleeding on a 10 mg once daily maintenance dose. Consider lowering the maintenance dose to 5 mg in patients <60 kg. The effectiveness and safety of the 5 mg dose have not been prospectively studied.

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