Prasugrel Generic

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    Generic for Effient
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Do you need a prescription for prasugrel?

Yes, prasugrel is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is prasugrel without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase prasugrel, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for prasugrel in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a prasugrel savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your prasugrel with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a prasugrel coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide prasugrel coupons or FREE prasugrel samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for prasugrel in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much prasugrel?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using prasugrel. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much prasugrel. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic prasugrel?

Generic prasugrel refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of prasugrel

Prasugrel is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of blood clot formation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.

Active ingredient of prasugrel

The active ingredient of prasugrel is prasugrel hydrochloride. It is classed as a platelet aggregation inhibitor and increases anticoagulation.

US brand name of prasugrel and manufacturer

Prasugrel is available in the US under the brand name Effient. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of prasugrel and manufacturer

In the UK, prasugrel is available under the brand name Efient. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for prasugrel

A prescription (Rx) is required for prasugrel in both the US and the UK.

Availability of prasugrel in the UK with NHS prescription

Prasugrel is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by prasugrel

Prasugrel is a thienopyridine antiplatelet agent, (like ticlopidine), and is used for the prevention of cardiovascular events and blood clot formation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, such as angioplasty or stent placement.

Prasugrel is also approved for the management of unstable angina or ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) managed with percutaneous coronary intervention and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).

Prasugrel is used as an alternative to clopidogrel, it has greater platelet aggregation inhibition than clopidogrel, but also an increased risk of bleeding.

How does prasugrel work?

Prasugrel belongs to a class of medications called antiplatelet therapy drugs. Prasugrel is an irreversible antagonist of the adenosine phosphate (ADP) P2Y12 receptor and works by platelet inhibition, and preventing the activation of platelets, which are blood cells involved in clot formation. By preventing platelets from sticking together, prasugrel reduces the risk of blood clot formation and helps to maintain blood flow in the arteries.

Forms of prasugrel available

Prasugrel is available in oral tablet form.

Dosage of prasugrel

The dosage of prasugrel may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual patient factors, and the healthcare provider’s recommendation. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions and any adjustments provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for prasugrel use

Prasugrel should be taken exactly as prescribed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken with or without food. It is important not to stop taking prasugrel without consulting the healthcare provider, as abruptly stopping the medication may increase the risk of blood clots.

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time.

Warnings and precautions for prasugrel

  • You may have a higher risk of bleeding when taking prasugrel. Take precautions if you have a history of bleeding disorders or are taking other medications that increase the risk of bleeding
  • It is important to inform the healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, including liver or kidney problems, as well as any medications or supplements you are currently taking, to avoid potential drug interactions
  • Do not take prasugrel if you are likely to have urgent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), stop taking prasugrel at least 7 days before surgery
  • Do not use if you have a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke
  • Prasugrel may cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a blood clotting disorder. Contact your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of this disorder
  • Speak to your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding

Interactions with other drugs

Pramipexole may have drug interactions with certain medications, including NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. It is important to inform a healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are taking to avoid potential adverse events.

Prasugrel may sometimes be used with other medications such as aspirin, warfarin or heparin, that have blood thinning or anti-platelet effects. If you have been told to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, you should carry on taking it unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Possible side effects of prasugrel

In clinical trials common side effects of prasugrel may include bleeding, bruising, headache, dizziness, and nausea. Prasugrel may cause serious bleeding. Signs include unusual bruising, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual flow, black or bloody stools, severe headaches, trouble breathing or chest pain. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience severe or persistent bleeding, signs of life-threatening allergic reactions, or any other adverse effects.

Similar drugs to prasugrel

Other antiplatelet medications, such as clopidogrel and ticagrelor, may be used as alternatives to prasugrel for the prevention of blood clot formation in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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