Drug: Aggrenox (aspirin and dipyridamole)

What is aspirin and dipyridamole (Aggrenox)? Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.Dipyridamole keeps platelets in your blood from sticking together to form clots.The combination of aspirin and dipyridamole is used to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had blood clots or a "mini-stroke" (also called a transient ischemic attack or TIA).Aspirin and dipyridamole may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Aggrenox 25 mg-200 mgcapsule, red/white, imprinted with 01A BI Logo featuredcontentslider.init({ id: "slider1", contentsource: ["inline", ""], toc: "#increment", nextprev: ["Prev", "Next"], revealtype: "click", enablefade: [true, 0.2], autorotate: [true, 100000], onChange: function(previndex, curindex){ } })

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What are the possible side effects of aspirin and dipyridamole (Aggrenox)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • weakness or fainting;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
  • fever lasting longer than 3 days;
  • swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days; or
  • hearing problems, ringing in your ears.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • upset stomach, mild heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • joint pain;
  • drowsiness; or
  • headache.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect aspirin and dipyridamole (Aggrenox)? Before taking aspirin and dipyridamole, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
  • acetazolamide (Diamox);
  • methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
  • diabetes medications that you take by mouth;
  • gout medications such as probenecid (Benemid) or sulfinpyrazone (Anturane);
  • an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
  • Alzheimer medications such as donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), or rivastigmine (Exelon);
  • a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), esmolol (Brevibloc), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
  • a diuretic (water pill) such as amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), spironolactone (Aldactazide, Aldactone), triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide), and others;
  • seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with aspirin and dipyridamole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Aggrenox)? Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include warmth or tingly feeling, sweating, restlessness, dizziness, weakness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

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