Effient is a prescription medication used
to lower the chance of heart attack, stroke, or death in people who have had a heart attack
or severe chest pain and have been treated with angioplasty which is a procedure to unblock
an artery. Effient belongs to a group of drugs called
antiplatelet agents. These help prevent platelets from forming clots which can cause heart attack
or stroke. This medication comes in tablet form and is
usually taken once a day, with or without food. Effient should be taken with aspirin. Common side effects include back pain, cough,
diarrhea, and headache.