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BRILINTA: Oral tablet

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BRILINTA 60mg Tablet
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 60 T 
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BRILINTA 90mg 7-Day Pack Tab
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 90 T 
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BRILINTA 90mg Tablet
AstraZeneca LP
Pill Identification: 90 T 
How This Drug Works
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Platelet aggregation inhibitors help prevent heart attacks and strokes by decreasing excessive blood clotting. They do this by preventing platelets from becoming sticky and clumping.
Platelet aggregation inhibitors help prevent heart attacks and strokes by decreasing excessive blood clotting.  They do this by preventing platelets from becoming sticky and clumping.<br><br> Platelets are blood cells that naturally collect to form &#34;clots&#34; and stop bleeding when there is damage to cells. When platelets form clots in the blood vessels, this can restrict or block blood flow in vessels. This can lead to strokes and heart attacks.<br><br>Platelet aggregation inhibitors, once active, prevent platelets from clumping. These drugs bind to platelets for its entire life, about 7&#45;10 days. Consequently, platelets can only clump when the body releases new platelets into circulation that haven&#39;t been affected by the drug.
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TICAGRELOR (TYE ka GREL or) helps to prevent blood clots. This medicine is used to prevent heart attack, stroke, or other vascular events in people who have had a recent heart attack or who have severe chest pain.

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Drugs Related by Class to BRILINTA: Oral tablet
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Class Name : ADP (adenosine Diphosphate) Receptor Antagonist Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for BRILINTA: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
28.05%
71.95%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
1.73%
37.84%
60.42%
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