What is Cilostazol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Pletal

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Cilostazol is an antiplatelet drug that is used for the symptomatic management of peripheral vascular disease, primarily intermittent claudication.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Peripheral arterial disease 5 0
Raynaud's disease 3 0
Increase effect of another treatment 2 1
Cramps in legs 1 1
Pain in legs 1 0
Sweating 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cilostazol

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth at night 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cilostazol

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Cilostazol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Cilostazol

Duration

Currently taking Cilostazol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Cilostazol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 2
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 1
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cilostazol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pentoxifylline (Trental) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Cilostazol

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take when perscibed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take 1 in morning and one at night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as perscribed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take as prescibed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take when perscibed
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take when you are suppose to
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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