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Dipyridamole

Dipyridamole is an orally administered medication used to prevent the occurrence of blood clots for patients who have undergone a heart valve replacement surgery. Dipyridamole is one of the most prescribed medications for treatment of prosthetic heart valves, and now you can order it for a fraction of its regular price!

Dipyridamole may also be marketed as: Generic Dipyridamole, Persantine.

*Dipyridamole® is manufactured by Lannett Company, Inc.

Uses

Dipyridamole keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent blood clots from forming on or around an artificial heart valve. Dipyridamole is used to prevent blood clots after heart valve replacement surgery.

How to take

Take Dipyridamole with a full glass of water. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you.

It is highly recommended to schedule regular visits with your doctor in order to monitor the progression and effectiveness of this medication.

Inform your doctor and surgeon that you are taking Dipyridamole before you go in for any surgical procedure or medical test. Do not stop taking this medication without first speaking to your doctor, as suddenly halting treatment may worsen your condition.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • nosebleed or other bleeding that will not stop;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness;
  • upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • headache; or
  • mild skin rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Precautions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Before taking Dipyridamole, consult your doctor if you have a history of any of the following medical conditions:
low blood pressure, atherosclerosis, angina, liver problems, or heart attack.

Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant before taking this medication.

Dipyridamole is not meant for children below 12 years of age unless advised otherwise by a doctor.

Drug interactions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Do not take Dipyridamole if you are allergic to it.

Many patients are advised to take Dipyridamole in combination with blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin). There are several medications that interact with blood thinner. Consult your doctor before combining any medication with Dipyridamole or blood thinners.

Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins, herbal supplements, and over the counter medications) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.

Missed dose

Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Take missed doses as soon as you remember unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.

Storage

Store Dipyridamole in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.