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AGGRENOX 25 MG/200 MG CAPSULE ER

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Composition for AGGRENOX

Aspirin(ASA)(25 mg),Dipyridamole(200 mg)

food interaction for AGGRENOX

alcohol interaction for AGGRENOX

pregnancy interaction for AGGRENOX

lactation interaction for AGGRENOX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Aggrenox 25 mg/200 mg capsule er is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Aggrenox 25 mg/200 mg capsule er is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for AGGRENOX

Aspirin(ASA)(25 mg)

Uses

Aspirin(ASA) is used in the treatment of fever, headache, migraine, joint pain, muscular pain, dental pain, menstrual pain and prevention of heart attack.

How it works

Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin reduces the production of a chemical (prostaglandin) in the body by blocking the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase). Therefore,  swelling, pain, and fever are reduced. This also helps in blood thinning and in preventing clotting.

Common side effects

Nausea, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Bleeding, Cerebral hemorrhage, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Enlarged liver, Indigestion, Respiratory alkalosis, Running nose, Ringing in ear, Urticaria, Vertigo, Vomiting
Dipyridamole(200 mg)

Uses

Dipyridamole is used to prevent pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lungs) and blood clot formation after cardiac valve replacement.

How it works

Dipyridamole prevents platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Increase in temperature, Face redness, Headache

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Expert advice for AGGRENOX

• Take the drug with food to lower the chances of an upset stomach
• Consult your doctor if you have ringing in ears, unusual bleeding or nausea or vomitting after taking this drug
• Do not take this drug if you have or had stomach ulcer. 
• Do not start or continue the aspirin tablets and consult your doctor:
          - If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to aspirin or any of the other ingredients of aspirin tablet.
          - If you have history of asthma, urticarial, rhinitis, hay fever, chronic respiratory diseases,nasal polyps or other sensitivity reaction precipitated by other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Frequently asked questions for AGGRENOX

Aspirin(ASA)

Q.Is aspirin same as disprin, ecosprin and loprin?
Yes. All the three brands (disprin, ecosprin and loprin) contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) as main ingredient

Q.Is ecosprin a beta blocker?
No. Ecosprin (aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Q.Is aspirin/disprin good for hangover?
No. However, alcohol consumption with aspirin increases the risk of bleeding

Q.Is ecosprin a blood thinner?
Yes. Ecosprin (aspirin) reduces the effect of certain chemical messenger systems in the body. These compounds are responsible for platelet (thrombocyte) aggregation or blood clotting. Consequently, Aspirin may considerably reduce the risk of clots

Q.Is aspirin/dispirin good for heart?
Yes. Aspirin at low dose generally prescribed to prevent and treat heart attacks. Patient should take a daily aspirin only if your doctor advises you to do so

Q.Is aspirin good for hair growth?
No. Aspirin has no role on hair growth

Q.Is aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Dipyridamole

Q.Is dipyridamole a blood thinner/anticoagulant?
Yes. Dipyridamole is a blood thinner or anticoagulant and reduces risk of blood clots by inhibiting platelet activity that is essential in clot formation

Q.Is dipyridamole a prodrug?
No. Dipyridamole is an active form of the drug

Q.Is dipyridamole a statin/NSAID?
No. Dipyridamole is a blood thinner or anticoagulant and reduces risk of blood clots. It does not have effects like statins (lowering blood cholesterol) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs (reducing pain and inflammation)

Q.What is dipyridamole used for/prescribed for/what does it treat/what are dipyridamole tablets for?
Dipyridamole is used along with other drugs (e.g. aspirin) to reduce risk of blood clots (deep venous thrombosis, recurrent venous thrombosis) which may occur typically after surgeries (e.g. heart valve replacement surgery)

Q.Does dipyridamole contain aspirin?
Dipyridamole and aspirin are two different drugs with similar uses but different mechanism of action. Some marketed medicines may contain a combination of aspirin and dipyridamole (e.g. Aggrenox)

Q.How does dipyridamole work?
Dipyridamole belongs to a class of drugs called antithrombotic (anticoagulant) drugs with antiplatelet activity. It reduces clot formation by interfering with the activation of platelets which is essential in clot formation

Q.How does dipyridamole stress test work?
The dipyridamole stress test or thallium scan test helps your doctor identify areas of your heart which do not receive enough blood supply (myocardial perfusion) due to diseases of blood vessels in the heart (coronary artery disease). Dipyridamole is directly administered into blood vessels (IV) to induce stress on the heart which is similar to physical exercise by increasing blood flow to the heart. It is usually used in patients who cannot exercise.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)