Prasugrel Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of prasugrel may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to prasugrel: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, prasugrel may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking prasugrel, check with your doctor immediately:

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 prasugrel side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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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