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Brilinta - does the shortness of breath go away over time?

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Dr Robert 31 Mar 2014

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.

sciden 12 Dec 2014

That's encouraging to me - I took Brilinta for two days after a stent before the doc yanked it off the list. I was having SOB and difficulty breathing, causing a strange pattern of panting every few minutes. Now, 5 months later, the symptoms persit, although not as strong, but enough to prevent any sort of prolonged activity. This is a dangerous drug - I have had many conversations with rehab nurses that related the they have had "lots of problems" with it. I hope the fools who released this to market sleep well at night, the money hungry idiots. Try Plavix instead - as one doc said, "It's worked for years and years... I don't know why it had to be changed to Brilinta other than profits to the drug maker". Enough said.

gardawg46 10 Jan 2017

Brilinta sucks the breath out of you. On it a month now and seems to be getting worse. Just sitting or standing I start panting sometime. Shame on the dr's. rx-ing it. Going on Plavix tomorrow!

kanuck66 9 Apr 2017

I had a stint procedure done late Feb. The Cardiologist that did the stint, placed me on Plavix, which is the norm. I started getting a rash and then I started breaking out with hives and the rash and hives continued to spread, it was quite painful. After a week, saw my regular cardiologist and once she saw what was happening, switched me that day to Brinlinta. Next day started experiencing shortness of breathe and rash continued to spread under my forearms and top of my legs, dry skin, then the itch started. The shortness of breath started causing gasping and panic breathing and the itch got so bad it started keeping me up at night. But the red rash started to heal and most of the hives has healed now 5x weeks later. But my forearms still have a red rash and itch along with the top of legs and stomach.

chrisconman 9 Apr 2018

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.

larth10 9 Apr 2018

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.

Shtudwn 8 Jun 2018

Taking Brilinta for a year and 3 months, shortness of breath on and off. Sometimes just doing nothing. Itching in my arm pits on and off. Sometimes small red bumps that go away in a few days. I also thing I’m loosing arm pit hair. Very little hair in the first place but almost gone. Asked to stay on the Burlinta longer then the normal year, a friend was taken off after 1 year and a week then had a heart attack. RIP

Kimberlyrnv 14 days ago

How long before you could breathe freely again? My last dose of Brilinta was 7 days ago (started back on Effient 6 days ago) and I am still struggling. It has gotten better, but cannot breath normally yet.

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