Persantine is an oral tablet made up of a platelet aggregation inhibitor called dipyridamole. We carry the generic alternative of this medication in 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, and 100mg!
Persantine is a medication commonly prescribed along with a blood thinner such as warfarin to prevent blood clots from occurring after heart valve replacements. Blood clots are usually good, as they are gel-like clumps of blood that keep us from bleeding too much when we are injured; however, blood clots can sometimes be very dangerous. After surgery, your blood may have a tendency to cling to the artificial valve, which can cause blood clots to form. If this isn’t prevented or treated, it can lead to complications such as stroke, heart attacks, or blocked blood vessels in the lungs.
Persantine (dipyridamole) is effective at preventing blood clots by keeping blood flowing smoothly which is done by stopping platelets from clumping together and keeping the heart blood vessels open.
Take Persantine (dipyridamole) exactly the way your doctor has directed you too. It is important to follow directions given by your doctor to not only avoid adverse interactions and side effects but also to allow for the most effective dose to prevent blood clots. If you forget how your doctor would like you to take Persantine (dipyridamole), you may be able to find instructions on the prescription bottle.
This medication is typically taken along with other medications. For the best effect; ensure you are taking all medications prescribed to you and following each prescription very carefully. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
You may also frequent blood tests while using this medication.
Do not use Persantine (dipyridamole)
Do not use this product if you are allergic to dipyridamole.
This medication should not be given to a child under the age of 12 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
To make sure Persantine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have coronary artery disease, liver disease, low blood pressure, uncontrolled chest pain, or if you have recently had a heart attack.
This medication is not expected to harm an unborn baby but can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing infant. If you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, or are breastfeeding; consult your doctor before starting treatment to discuss the risks and benefits.
Common side effects of Persantine (dipyridamole) may include:
headache; dizziness; abnormal liver function tests; rash; or upset stomach.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Persantine (dipyridamole) may include:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or chest pain.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
liver problems: nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What is the best way to store this medication?
Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not expected to harm an unborn baby but has potential to harm a nursing infant. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult your doctor before using this product.
Is this medication safe for children?
This medication is not safe for those under the age of 12 years old. Consult your doctor about an alternate medication for children with risks of blood clots.
What should I avoid if I am using this product?
Avoid taking aspirin while being treated with Persantine. You may also want to avoid getting up too quickly from a sitting or laying position.
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