Dipyridamole reduces the risk of blood clots after heart valve replacement. Don't take aspirin or other NSAIDs such as Motrin or Advil without your doctor's advice.
Dipyridamole is a prescription medication used to reduce the risk of blood clots after heart valve replacement. Dipyridamole belongs to a group of drugs called antiplatelet agents. It works by preventing excessive blood clotting.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically 4 times a day.
Common side effects of dipyridamole include stomach upset, headache, and rash. Dipyridamole can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how dipyridamole affects you.
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Uses of Dipyridamole
Dipyridamole is a prescription medication used to reduce the risk of blood clots after heart valve replacement.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Dipyridamole Brand Names
Dipyridamole may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Dipyridamole Drug Class
Dipyridamole is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Dipyridamole
Serious side effects have been reported with dipyridamole. See "Dipyridamole Precautions" section.
Common side effects of dipyridamole include:
- Stomach upset
This is not a complete list of dipyridamole side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.