Dipyridamole - Drug Information

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General Information on Dipyridamole

Generic Name : Dipyridamole

Pronunciation : dye peer id' a mole

Latest prescription information about Dipyridamole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dipyridamole

Why is Dipyridamole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a coronary vasodilator, prescribed for blood clot events.  It works by preventing excessive blood clotting.

When should Dipyridamole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Dipyridamole?

PO- The recommended dose is 75-100 mg four times daily as an adjunct to the usual warfarin therapy.

How should Dipyridamole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dipyridamole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with low blood pressure, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages.
It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Dipyridamole?

   Most Common : Headache, dizziness, flushing, weakness, fainting, nausea, vomiting and skin rash.

What are the other precautions for Dipyridamole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Dipyridamole?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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