Prasugrel is a thienopyridine derivative which is formulated as a hydrochloride salt. Prasugrel is an inhibitor of platelet activation and aggregation through the irreversible binding of its active metabolite to the P2Y 12 class of ADP receptors on platelets. Since platelets participate in the initiation and/or evolution of thrombotic complications of atherosclerotic disease, inhibition of platelet function can result in the reduction of the rate of cardiovascular events such as death, myocardial infarction or stroke.
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Prasugrel should be initiated with a single 60 mg loading dose and then continued at 10 mg once a day. Patients taking Prasugrel should also take aspirin (75 mg to 325 mg) daily. Prasugrel may be administered with or without food.
In patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are managed with PCI, premature discontinuation of any antiplatelet agent, including Prasugrel, could result in an increased risk of thrombosis, myocardial infarction or death due to the patient’s underlying disease. A treatment of up to 12 months is recommended, unless the discontinuation of Prasugrel is clinically indicated.
In case of patients weighing ≤ 60 kg or patient’s ≥ 75 years old, Prasugrel should be given as a single 60 mg loading dose and then continued at a 5 mg once-daily dose.