- Isosorbide Dinitrate
- Isosorbide Mononitrate
- Perindopril Erbumine
What is Dipyridamole used for?
Dipyridamole is used to prevent blood clots that may occur after a heart valve replacement surgery. This medicine helps the smooth flow of blood, which prevents blood platelets from aggregating together to form clots on or around an artificial heart valve. It belongs to a class of drugs known as platelet inhibitors. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Dipyridamole?
The dosage of Dipyridamole prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Dipyridamole may be taken with meals if stomach upset occurs
What if you miss a dose of Dipyridamole?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Dipyridamole 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 Dipyridamole?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Dipyridamole, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Dipyridamole?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with 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 Dipyridamole, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Dipyridamole can interact with anticoagulants.
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 Dipyridamole?
Like other medicines, Dipyridamole can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of 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 Dipyridamole cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Dipyridamole develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Dipyridamole can cause side effects such as headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and joint pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Dipyridamole.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Dipyridamole?
Is it possible for me to take Dipyridamole with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Dipyridamole?
What are the possible drug interactions of Dipyridamole?
How will Dipyridamole work in my body?
How should Dipyridamole be taken?
How to reduce the risk of 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. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Dipyridamole is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.