Aspirin/Dipyridamole (By mouth)
Uses of This Medicine
Aspirin and dipyridamole combination is used to prevent you from having a stroke. Strokes occur when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by blood clots. This medicine will thin the blood and help prevent blood clots from forming. It is only given when there is a high risk that these problems may occur.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Capsule, Long Acting Capsule
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush, break, or chew them.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Many other drugs can interact with aspirin and dipyridamole combination medicine. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially the following:A blood thinner, such as heparin or warfarin Acetazolamide Adenosine A diuretic (water pill) Antiplatelet medicine Aspirin Blood pressure medicine Diabetes medicine NSAID pain or arthritis medicine, such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen Methotrexate Probenecid, sulfinpyrazone Seizure medicine
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to aspirin, dipyridamole, or to NSAID pain or arthritis medicine, such as diclofenac, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you have a reaction to aspirin that includes asthma with a runny nose and nasal polyps (swollen tissue growths).
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, chest pain, heart problems, low blood pressure, myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness), or a history of stomach ulcer.
This medicine increases the risk of bleeding. Make sure your doctor knows if you already have bleeding problems.
Do not give aspirin to children or teenagers who have a viral infection, unless directed by a doctor. Aspirin can cause a serious disease called Reye syndrome.
Tell your doctor right away if you have a severe headache after you take this medicine. Your doctor may need to change your dose.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Red or black, tarry stools
Severe headache, sleepiness, confusion
Severe stomach pain, nausea, heartburn
Sweating, dizziness, fast heartbeat, ringing in your ears, and feeling warm
Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Joint or muscle pain
Mild stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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