Effient Side Effects

Generic Name: prasugrel

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of prasugrel. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Effient.

Not all side effects for Effient may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to prasugrel: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by prasugrel (the active ingredient contained in Effient). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking prasugrel:

More common
  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • slow or fast heartbeat
Less common
  • Black, tarry stools
  • bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • fainting
  • fever
  • 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
Incidence not known
  • 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

Some of the side effects that can occur with prasugrel may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Back pain
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • rash

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to prasugrel: oral tablet

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included bleeding, including symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombocytopenia, anemia, and leukopenia.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension, hypotension, atrial fibrillation, peripheral edema, and bradycardia.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea and cough.

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain, noncardiac chest pain, and pain in extremity.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash.

General

General side effects have included fatigue and pyrexia.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and diarrhea.

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache and dizziness.

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