Effient Side Effects
Generic name: prasugrel
Note: This document contains side effect information about prasugrel. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Effient.
Some side effects of Effient may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to prasugrel: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, prasugrel (the active ingredient contained in Effient) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking prasugrel:More common
- Blurred vision
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
- Black, tarry stools
- bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- chest pain or discomfort
- difficult or labored breathing
- irregular heartbeat
- lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- painful or difficult urination
- rapid weight gain
- sore throat
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- swollen glands
- tightness in the chest
- tingling of the hands or feet
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- unusual weight gain or loss
- Change in mental status
- dark or bloody urine
- difficulty with speaking
- pale color of the skin
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- yellow eyes or skin
Some side effects of prasugrel may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Back pain
- pain in the arms or legs
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to prasugrel: oral tablet
Hematologic side effects have included bleeding, including symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombocytopenia, anemia, and leukopenia.
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension, hypotension, atrial fibrillation, peripheral edema, and bradycardia.
Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea and cough.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain, noncardiac chest pain, and pain in extremity.
Dermatologic side effects have included rash.
General side effects have included fatigue and pyrexia.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and diarrhea.
Metabolic side effects have included hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia.
Nervous system side effects have included headache and dizziness.
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