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Published: 8/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
EFIENT TABLETS 20mg
 Active ingredient:
Prasugrel hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
faint yellowish red tablet, major axis: 14.2 mm, minor axis: 6.7 mm, thickness: approximately 5.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
エフィエント 20mg, 抗血小板剤, 1回1錠投与, Efient 20mg, 初回負荷投与, 20mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses platelet aggregation caused by platelet activation and inhibits blood clotting to prevent recurrence of thrombosis.
It is usually used for acute coronary syndromes ( unstable angina pectoris, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, ST elevation myocardial infarction ), stable angina pectoris and old myocardial infarction for which percutaneous coronary intervention ( PCI ) is used.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have hepatic/ renal disease, hypertension or a history of cerebral infarction or transient ischemic attack.
    If you are bleeding, underweight ( 50 kg or less ) or scheduled for surgery/ tooth extraction.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, start with 1 tablet of 20 mg tablet ( 20 mg of prasugrel ) at a time once a day. Thereafter, take 1 tablet of 3.75 mg tablet ( 3.75 mg ) at a time once a day as maintenance dose. This medicine is 20 mg tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Avoid taking this medicine on an empty stomach.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine will cause bleeding tendency. If abnormal/ prolonged bleeding occurs, consult with your doctor.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include subcutaneous bleeding, nasal bleeding, bloody urine, hematoma at the site of vessel puncture or subcutaneous hematoma. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • headache, nausea/ vomiting, decreased consciousness, paralysis of face/ limbs on one side [bleeding]
  • dullness, loss of appetite, purpura, disturbance of consciousness [thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura]
  • hives, swelling of eyelids/ lips/ tongue, breathing difficulty [hypersensitivity]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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