Can Effient affect menstrual bleeding?

I am taking Effient after a recent heart attack. I am now experiencing between period bleeding, a lot of bleeding. Should I be worried?

Submitted by Margaret from Connecticut on 01/26/2014

by Patrick J. Cook, MD

1) Do NOT stop the Effient until OK’d by the cardiologist.

2) I’d check with the gynecologist straight away, as “a lot” of vaginal bleeding is abnormal, whether one is taking a drug like Effient or not.