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Prasugrel for Heart Attack User Reviews

Brand names: Effient

Prasugrel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 8 reviews for the treatment of Heart Attack. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.

Prasugrel rating summary

4.5/10 average rating

8 ratings from 9 user reviews.

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  • Gilby
  • September 8, 2019

Effient (prasugrel) "March 2016 my wife had a heart attack. 1 stent. They prescribed effient. March 2017...2 more days before she could stop taking the drug...she died from a brain bleed. People should be more forewarned of risks & side effects. Deb my wife was only 57 yrs old."

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  • Onthe...
  • April 23, 2021

"My husband had a heart attack and 2 stents inserted on 3/19/21. My husband was placed on Prasugrel, as well as Metoprolol and a statin. On 3/21/21, we had to return to the ER due to extreme pain that turned out to be severe GERD. My husband never had GERD prior to his heart attack and the stent surgery. I suspected it was one of the medications - but ER would not entertain that theory. They sent us home with a Proton inhibitor. We returned to ER on 3/25 with esophagus pain AND stabbing chest pain. Got sent home with a second GERD medication. Returned to ER on 4/19 with severe esophagus pain and stabbing chest pain, and they admitted him into the hospital with Dressler pericarditis. A month later, the cardiologist tells us Prasugrel could have caused the GERD - after my husband had an endoscopy and was put on aggressive treatment for it. Yesterday the cardiologist took him off Prasugrel and on an alternative med. We will see if his GERD resolves."

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  • Zeke
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 21, 2020

Effient (prasugrel) "The doctor put me on Brilinta after having stents placed in my heart artery. Unfortunately, I got the side effect of shortness of breath even though my O2 level was fine. He then placed me on Effient and this syndrome went away in a couple of days."

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  • Roano
  • October 11, 2018

"Following a heart attack and subsequent stenting in 2012, I was taken off my Plavix I'd been on for 8 years and started on Effient. Ten weeks later, I suffered a massive stroke. Today, I've been off work for 6 years and still have some leftsided weakness in my arm and leg. The anesthetist was unable to reverse the blood-thinning effects of the Effient, and surgery was scary for all of us. Due to quick excellent surgery, I survived, but it was touch and go for awhile, and I was comatose for 2 weeks. My recovery has been difficult, but my stubbornness has come in handy. I hope to be able to be able to go back to work one day, but I'm not sure it will ever happen. We shall see, I guess."

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  • Chronos
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 6, 2023

"I am an active and fit 72-year-old man, who struggles with high cholesterol. Because I resist medication generally, I resisted statins and other cholesterol reduction medications. Much to my surprise, a plaque rupture and the resulting clot blocked my right coronary artery, resulting in a STEMI. Thankfully, a stent was inserted within three hours and mild heart damage resulted. But mild is bad enough! I was placed on 10mg Prasugrel in the hospital, now five months ago, and based on what I had read, feared it was a death sentence. I feared that even small bleeds would be uncontrollable. I have, so far, had a very good experience with Prasugrel. I’ve found that the small bleeds I feared, everyday scrapes and such, are controllable. I have been careful but overall my experience with Prasugrel has been mostly invisible and much better than anticipated. I’m also on 5mg Rosuvastatin and my LDL is down to 70mg/dL. I’ve found that Prasugrel has given me peace of mind."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • October 24, 2022

Effient (prasugrel) "Placed on Effient after third heart attack caused by clotting around my first stent 8 years earlier. Have not had any issues with my heart in the 2 1/2 years since. I have experienced sever nose bleeds, along with the bleeding on minor cuts and bruising. These side effects have been decreased by reducing my aspirin intake to every other day."

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  • Antony
  • October 13, 2021

"I had a single stent fitted following a heart attack 7 months ago. Great for four months, then dizziness, chest pains . Lots of ECGs, treadmill all ok . Actually feels like a heart attack. Doctors say it’s not parasugral ? Must be"

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  • Bhall
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 8, 2023

"At 56 had a heart attack out of nowhere. Cardio puts me on prasugrel and I immediately have an adverse reaction with a rash and deep welts all over my body. I’m not allergic to anything else yet had a reaction to this drug. Cardio switched me to Plavix . How do drugs like Prasugrel get approved ???"

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  • Macal...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 23, 2019

Effient (prasugrel) "Developed bad rash on arms and legs and black stools after 3 doses. Doctor transitioned me to Plavix."

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