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Foods to Stay Away From When Taking Brilinta

A drug called Brilinta (ticagrelor) aids in preventing blood clots in patients who have recently experienced a heart attack or significant chest discomfort. However, some foods and drinks may interact with Brilinta and lessen its ability to prevent blood clots or raise the possibility of adverse effects like bleeding.

Avoid foods and pharmaceuticals including grapefruit, alcohol, green leafy vegetables, herbal supplements, caffeine, high-fat meals, antacids, and certain medications when using Brilinta. Before beginning to know what food to avoid  while taking Brilinta, it is crucial to understand  any possible interactions or hazards with your doctor or chemist.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juices

When using Brilinta, you should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice since they might raise the medication’s levels in your system. There is a larger possibility of unfavourable effects including bleeding or breathing issues. It is advised to completely avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice if you are using Brilinta.


If you consume alcohol while taking Brilinta, your bleeding risk may increase. Brilinta and alcohol may interact, reducing the drug’s ability to prevent blood clots. If you want to take alcohol while taking Brilinta, it is advised that you do so in moderation and discuss any potential hazards with your doctor.

Leafy Green Vegetables

Broccoli, spinach, kale, and all other green leafy vegetables are strong in vitamin K, which can reduce Brilinta’s efficacy. While vitamin K plays an essential role for blood clotting and enhancing overall health, it can interfere with the effectiveness of Brilinta. It is recommended to consume these vegetables in moderation while taking Brilinta, and to maintain a consistent intake to avoid sudden changes in vitamin K level

Supplements with herbs

Garlic, ginkgo biloba, and ginger are a few examples of herbal supplements that may make bleeding more likely when using Brilinta. Additionally, some supplements may interact with Brilinta and reduce its effectiveness. It is rcommended to you stay away from herbal supplements while using Brilinta unless your doctor has given you the all-clear.


While using Brilinta, caffeine may make bleeding more likely. Additionally, it may interact with Brilinta, lessening its ability to prevent blood clots. Caffeine can be consumed in moderation, however it is advised that you limit your intake while using Brilinta.

Fattening Foods

High-fat diets like fried dishes and fatty meats might hinder your body’s ability to absorb Brilinta. This may result in the drug’s ability to prevent blood clots becoming less effective. While maintaining a balanced diet is crucial, it’s advised that you stay away from meals heavy in fat while taking Brilinta.


Brilinta and antacids may interact, reducing the drug’s ability to stop blood clots. If you have to take an antacid while taking Brilinta, it is recommended to wait at least two hours after taking the drug before doing so.

Certain Medications

Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are two medicines that might make bleeding more likely while using Brilinta. Additionally, Brilinta may interact with certain drugs, lessening its ability to prevent blood clots. It is advised that you discuss any potential hazards with your doctor if you must take these drugs concurrently with Brilinta.


It is essential to stay away from particular meals, drinks, supplements, and medications that can interact with Brilinta in order to guarantee that it functions efficiently and safely. Before beginning Brilinta or any other drug, it is highly advised to discuss any possible hazards or interactions with your doctor or chemist. You can make sure Brilinta is successfully avoiding blood clots and safeguarding your heart health by adhering to these recommendations. Along with prescription medicine and a healthy lifestyle, your doctor could also suggest a food plan for you. To get the best possible health outcomes, keep in mind that taking your medicine as directed and abstaining from dangerous drugs are essential.

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