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Apo-Dipyridamole

Common Name
dipyridamole


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00895644 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 25MG
00895652 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 50MG
00895660 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 75MG
00571237 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-SC TAB 25MG
00571245 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-SC TAB 50MG
00601845 APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-SC TAB 75MG

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Dipyridamole belongs to the class of medications called platelet aggregation inhibitors or antiplatelets. It is used to prevent blood clots that may occur after a heart valve replacement. It works by preventing certain types of blood cells, called platelets, from sticking together. It is also used for certain types of tests for the heart that examine how well blood is flowing through the heart.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended oral adult dose of dipyridamole for preventing blood clots is 100 mg 4 times daily one hour before meals. If taken with 1 g ASA daily, the dose of dipyridamole can be reduced to 25 mg 4 times daily.

When used for medical tests that examine how well blood is flowing through the heart, dipyridamole is given by injection in a hospital.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

Apo-Dipyridamole FC

This medication is available as 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg tablets.

Apo-Dipyridamole SC

This medication is available as 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg tablets.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take dipyridamole if you are allergic to dipyridamole or any ingredients of the medication.

Do not give the injectable form of this medication to anyone who is in a state of shock or collapse.



 

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