What is Thienopyridine?
Thienopyridines are a class of selective, irreversible ADP receptor/P2Y12 inhibitors used for their anti-platelet activity.
Drugs in this class are: prasugrel (Effient), ticlopidine (Ticlid), and clopidogrel (Plavix).
Ticagrelor (Brilinta) is often listed with thienopyridine inhibitors and has similar indications for use but is not a thienopyridine. It is a cyclo-pentyltriazolo-pyrimidine that reversibly inhibits the P2Y12 receptor.