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    Information about Dipyridamole

    Dipyridamole uses

    Dipyridamole is used to prevent stroke. It is used to prevent blood clotting after heart valve replacement. It also reduces the risk of having another stroke in people who have already suffered a stroke.

    How dipyridamole works

    Dipyridamole is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots.

    Common side effects of dipyridamole

    Headache, Flushing of face, Dizziness, Nausea, Diarrhea, Decreased blood pressure
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    Expert advice for Dipyridamole

    • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails or using sharp objects.
    • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Dipyridamole temporarily.
    • Headache is a common side effect, but it often goes away after the first week of use.
    • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Dipyridamole


    Q. Can the use of Dipyridamole increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Dipyridamole increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Dipyridamole?

    Dipyridamole can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 25 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)