Peridamol Suspension is used to prevent stroke It is also used to prevent blood clot after artificial heart valves and reduce the risk of having another stroke in people who have already suffered a stroke.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Peridamol Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.
Peridamol 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)
Peridamol 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
No. Peridamol 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)
The Peridamol 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). Peridamol 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.