Effient is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Platelet Inhibitor.
Platelets are blood cells that help your blood clot normally. This is good in case you get injured. Platelets stick together and form a blood clot. But sometimes clotting is bad. It can block an artery, and lead to a heart attack or a stroke (brain attack).
Effient belongs to a group of medications called platelet inhibitors. They prevent platelets from sticking together. It is a blood thinner medicine. It is used for preventing harmful blood clots that may cause heart attacks or strokes.
This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.
Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Read more about Effient 5mg on the FDA website.