What is Dipyridamole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Persantin Retard Persantin Persantin Ampule

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Dipyridamole is a vasodilator and antiplatelet agent. It is given by mouth with the anticlotting medication, warfarin, to decrease clotting after artificial heart valve replacement. It is used intravenously (IV) when diagnosing coronary artery disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent blood clotting 5 0
Stroke 3 1
Elevated blood pressure 1 0
General health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dipyridamole

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dipyridamole

Dosage Patients
75 mg daily 1
250 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dipyridamole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Dipyridamole

Duration

Currently taking Dipyridamole

Duration Patients
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Dipyridamole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Dipyridamole

Sep 16, 2011 (Started Jul 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stroke)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The doctors advice was to stop taking persantin and ASA and starttaking clopidogrel. Clopidogrel is more expensive but 0.5% better and its only one pil instead of 3- And it is asid to have less side effects:)

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