- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Dinitrate–Hydralazine
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
What is Cilostazol used for?
Cilostazol is used to treat the symptoms of intermittent claudication (leg pain while walking, caused by poor blood circulation). By improving the flow of blood through blood vessels, Cilostazol reduces leg pain while walking, thereby helping people to walk a longer distance. This oral medication works by preventing blood clots and by widening blood vessels in the legs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Cilostazol?
The dosage of Cilostazol 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 Cilostazol. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Cilostazol is usually taken twice a day, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after breakfast or dinner.
What if you miss a dose of Cilostazol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cilostazol 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 Cilostazol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cilostazol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Cilostazol?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cilostazol.
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 Cilostazol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Cilostazol can interact with blood thinners.
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 Cilostazol?
Like other medicines, Cilostazol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cilostazol 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 Cilostazol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cilostazol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Cilostazol can cause side effects such as headache, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, cough, or stuffy nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cilostazol.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cilostazol?
Is it possible for me to take Cilostazol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cilostazol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cilostazol?
How will Cilostazol work in my body?
How should Cilostazol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cilostazol 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. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cilostazol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.