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.

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I had an LAD stent in April 2011......My Dr. gave me EFFIENT to take........I could not afford this medication and he will not change me to...

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