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Cilostazol : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Cilostazol with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Cilostazol is a phosphodiesterase type 3 inhibitor, prescribed for intermittent claudication.

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Cilostazol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: If you are on cilostazol, you should not eat or drink grapefruit or its juice as it can increase the level of cilostazol in the blood.
St.John's Wort: Taking St. John's Wort may alter the metabolism of cilostazol. So, it's better to avoid the combination of cilostazol and St.John's Wort

Cilostazol Interactions with Alcohol

Cilostazol interacts with alcohol, and therefore the combination should be avoided
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How to Take the Medication -

Cilostazol comes in the form of a tablet. It can be taken twice a day preferably on an empty stomach 30 minutes before or 2 hours after food. Read and follow the given instructions exactly as directed on the prescription label. Stick to the recommended dose. Do not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor.
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