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(dipyridamole USP) 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg Tablets
Persantine (dipyridamole USP) is a platelet inhibitor chemically described as 2,2',2'',2'''-[(4,8- Dipiperidinopyrimido[5,4-d]pyrimidine-2,6-diyl)dinitrilo]-tetraethanol. It has the following structural formula:
Dipyridamole is an odorless yellow crystalline powder, having a bitter taste. It is soluble in dilute acids, methanol and chloroform, and practically insoluble in water.
Persantine (dipyridamole) tablets for oral administration contain:
Active Ingredient TABLETS 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg: dipyridamole USP 25 mg, 50 mg and 75 mg, respectively.
Inactive Ingredients TABLETS 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg: acacia, carnauba wax, corn starch, edible white ink, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, D&C red #30, helendon aluminum pink lake, sodium benzoate, methylparaben, propylparaben, polyethylene glycol, povidone, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, and white wax.
What are the possible side effects of dipyridamole (Persantine)?
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.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- nosebleed or other bleeding that will not stop;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting;
- warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your...
What are the precautions when taking dipyridamole (Persantine)?
Before taking dipyridamole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other heart problems (such as severe coronary artery disease, recent heart attack), low blood pressure (hypotension), liver disease, a certain muscle problem (myasthenia gravis).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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