Is ticagrelor contraindicated in asthma?
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- Answered 2 Oct 2019 Conflict of interest declaration: None The BNF has it down as a caution. The EMA  reports: "Patients with asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have an increased absolute risk of experiencing dyspnoea with ticagrelor. Ticagrelor should be used with caution in patients with history of asthma and/or COPD." Finally, Medsafe (New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority) state : "Patients with asthma/COPD may have an increased absolute risk of experiencing dyspnoea with BRILINTA (see section 4.8). Ticagrelor should be used with caution in patients with history of asthma and/or COPD. T" References 1) https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/brilique-epar-product-information_en.pdf 2) https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/datasheet/b/Brilintatab.pdf