EFFIENT- prasugrel hydrochloride tablet, film coated 
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Effient® (Ef′-fee-ent)

(prasugrel) tablets

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking Effient and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about Effient?

Your risk of bleeding while taking Effient may be higher if you also:

Tell your doctor if you take any of these medicines. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above.

What is Effient?

Effient is a prescription medicine used to treat people who:

Effient is used to lower your chance of having another serious problem with your heart or blood vessels, such as another heart attack, a stroke, blood clots in your stent, or death.

Platelets are blood cells that help with normal blood clotting. Effient helps prevent platelets from sticking together and forming a clot that can block an artery or a stent.

It is not known if Effient is safe and works in children.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Effient?

Effient may not be right for you. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell all of your doctors and dentists that you are taking Effient. They should talk to the doctor who prescribed Effient for you, before you have any surgery or invasive procedure.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Certain medicines may increase your risk of bleeding. See “What is the most important information I should know about Effient?

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Effient?

What are the possible side effects of Effient?

Effient can cause serious side effects, including:

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Effient. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Effient?

Keep Effient and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about Effient

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Effient for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give your Effient to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Effient. If you would like more information about Effient, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. For more information, call 1-800-545-5979 or go to the following website: www.effient.com

What are the ingredients in Effient?

Active Ingredient: prasugrel

Inactive Ingredients: mannitol, hypromellose, low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose stearate, and glyceryl behenate. The color coatings contain lactose, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, iron oxide yellow, and iron oxide red (only in Effient 10 mg tablet).

Effient® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

Revised: March 28, 2019

Manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, 46285, USA

Marketed by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

*The brands listed are trademarks of their respective owners and are not trademarks of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. or Eli Lilly and Company.

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Revised: 7/2021
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