What is Aspirin–Dipyridamole used for?
Aspirin–Dipyridamole is an antiplatelet drug used to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had transient ischemia of the brain. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked by blood clots. This medicine is a platelet aggregation inhibitor composed of Aspirin and Dipyridamole, which prevents blood platelets from aggregating together to form clots.. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
The dosage of Aspirin–Dipyridamole prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Aspirin–Dipyridamole. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Aspirin–Dipyridamole should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take it with a full glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsule. Swallow the pill whole.
What if you miss a dose of Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Aspirin–Dipyridamole, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are ringing in the ears, sweating, restlessness, flushing, dizziness, weakness, fainting, and light-headedness.
What other drugs could interact with Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Aspirin–Dipyridamole.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Aspirin–Dipyridamole, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Aspirin–Dipyridamole can interact with gout medications, ACE inhibitors, oral hypoglycemics, angiotensin blockers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Alzheimer medications, diabetes medications, diuretics, cholinesterase inhibitors, and seizure medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
Like other medicines, Aspirin–Dipyridamole can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Aspirin–Dipyridamole are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Aspirin–Dipyridamole cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Aspirin–Dipyridamole develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
The common side effects of Aspirin–Dipyridamole are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, and drowsiness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug include black/bloody stools, ringing in the ears, dark urine, and changes in vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Aspirin–Dipyridamole.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
Is it possible for me to take Aspirin–Dipyridamole with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
What are the possible drug interactions of Aspirin–Dipyridamole?
How will Aspirin–Dipyridamole work in my body?
How should Aspirin–Dipyridamole be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Aspirin–Dipyridamole drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Aspirin–Dipyridamole must be avoided in the third trimester of pregnancy. While taking this medicine, limit alcoholic beverages as this may increase dizziness. Caution needs to be exercised while driving or using machinery. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have severe kidney or liver disease, history of peptic ulcers, alcohol dependence, low blood pressure (hypotension), and heart problems.