Brilinta 90 mg
- Brand: AstraZeneca
- Product Code: AS_BLT90
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Ticagrelor, which is a type of medicine called an antiplatelet (sometimes referred to as a 'blood-thinning' medicine).
Ticagrelor works by preventing the action of a natural substance called adenosine diphosphate (ADP). ADP is one of the chemicals in the body that cause platelets to clump together and start the process of blood clotting. Ticagrelor binds to a specific area on the platelets known as the P2Y12 receptors. This is thought to prevent ADP from activating the platelets and making them clump together. This reduces the likelihood of clots forming in the blood.
A blood clot that forms inside the blood vessels is known as a thrombosis and can be dangerous, as it can cause a blockage that cuts off the blood supply to an organ. A blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart or brain can cause a heart attack or stroke. A blockage in the blood vessels in the extremities, eg legs, may result in gangrene.
Blood clots and blockages mainly result from a build up of atherosclerosis on the inside of blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is a build up of cholesterol and fat cells that narrows the blood vessels and makes their interiors rough and bumpy. This makes it more difficult for blood to flow through the vessels, and increases the likelihood of clots forming in the vessels.
People who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke are at risk of having another because of the atherosclerosis in their arteries. People with unstable angina are also at risk of a heart attack because of the atherosclerosis in their arteries.
Ticagrelor is used to prevent blood clots forming within blood vessels, and therefore reduce the risk of further atherothrombotic events in these groups of people.
What is it used for?
Reducing the risk of atherothrombotic events (eg heart attack, stroke, further heart attacks or death) in people who have had a heart attack, or are having severe chest pain caused by unstable angina.
They are given in combination with low dose aspirin (75mg to 150mg daily dose), unless aspirin is unsuitable.
Size : 6 x 10's = 60 tablets / box
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