After I started taking Brilinta, I had both itching and shortness of breath. Both common side effects. Itching abruptly stopped at 100 days and shortness of breath stopped at 150 days. This may not be true for anyone but me but for a sample of one, it stopped. Others may be able to add to the sample.
It gets better. I started taking Brilinta in June of 2017 and the shortness of breath was almost instant. However, after about 6 weeks, I had no side affects at all. The only reminder I have now is the constant bruises I have on my body. I actually found this thread because I am scared to stop and would like to continue when my year is up.
I had a stent put in July 2017 after they found out I had a 99% blockage in the "widow maker". My cardiologist put me on Brilinta and also a baby aspirin. I had shortness of breath most days and it was very disturbing. How do you know if it's the drug or you're having a cardiac event. It made me crazy. I finally asked him to change me to Effient in January and my issues have stopped. So much better! My sister is a cardiac NP and she was the one who recommended it.
I've been on Brilinta for 6 weeks after having a stent put in my heart and suffer a very little shortness of breath during the day but when I go to bed or try to sleep in chair as soon as i start to drop off to sleep the shortness of breath come on very strong and i have to sit up or get up,maybe 3 or 4 nights a week i sit up all night which is scary,does anyone have the same problem?next month I see my surgeon and hopefully he will change this medication.
- Brilinta Information for Consumers
- Brilinta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Brilinta (detailed)
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