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Some products that may interact with this drug include: "blood thinners" (such as heparin, warfarin), other "anti-platelet" drugs (such as clopidogrel, dipyridamole, ticlopidine), tipranavir.
Other medications can affect the removal of cilostazol from your body, which may affect how cilostazol works. Examples include diltiazem, omeprazole, azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, miconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin, clarithromycin), certain antidepressants (such as nefazodone, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, sertraline) among others.
Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin) which can increase the risk of bleeding/anti-platelet effect when used with cilostazol. Low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 milligrams per day) as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe headache, very fast/irregular heartbeat, or severe dizziness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Talk with your doctor about an exercise program to improve walking and decrease pain.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised November 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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