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General Information on Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole

Generic Name : Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole

Pronunciation : AS-pir-in - DYE-pir-ID-a-mole

Latest prescription information about Aspirin and Extended Release 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.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole

India- Cardiwell, Dynasprin.
International- Aggrenox.

Why is Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains antiplatelet agents, prescribed for reducing risk of stroke. 

When should Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with Reye syndrome and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole?

Adult - The recommended dose is one capsule (25mg/200mg) given orally twice daily.

How should Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver or kidney problems, bleeding problem (hemophilia), asthma, chest pain, myasthenia gravis, influenza, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and sit down or get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole?

   Central Nervous System : Headache, convulsions, fatigue, uneasiness, weakness, fainting, memory loss, confusion, drowsiness.
   Gastrointestinal: Indigestion, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, gastro intestinal bleeding, and piles.
   Musculoskeletal : Back pain, accidental injury, joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle pain
   Heart: Heart failure.
   Respiratory : Nose bleed, coughing, upper respiratory tract infection.
   Miscellaneous : Purpura, anemia.

What are the other precautions for Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Aspirin and Extended Release Dipyridamole?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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