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The potential of the antiplatelet agent ticagrelor as a new antibacterial agent


  • Risa-Ueda Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
  • Hiromitsu-Kataoka, MD Hamamatsu University School of Medicine


Palabras clave:

Ticagrelor, pharmacology, antibacterial resistance, antiplatelet, MRSA, antibiotic.


The number of deaths caused by drug-resistant bacteria is expected to increase in the future, and there is a need to develop new antimicrobial agents. Recently, the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor has been reported to have promising antibacterial properties. The purpose of this review is to analyze articles and case reports that describe the antimicrobial action of ticagrelor. Ticagrelor was found to have antibacterial reactions against Gram-positive bacteria, including drug-resistant and spore-forming bacteria, while no effect was observed against Gram-negative bacteria. In this paper we discuss a new potential antimicrobial agent, ticagrelor.


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Biografía del autor/a

Risa-Ueda, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine

Medical student

Hiromitsu-Kataoka, MD, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine


Cardiology physician

Internal Medicine 3rd Division, Department of Cardiology


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Ueda, R., & Kataoka, H. (2023). The potential of the antiplatelet agent ticagrelor as a new antibacterial agent. Revista Médica De Risaralda, 29(1).



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