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Pletal Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cilostazol (Pletal)?
- What are the possible side effects of cilostazol (Pletal)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cilostazol (Pletal)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cilostazol (Pletal)?
- How should I take cilostazol (Pletal)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Pletal)?
- What happens if I overdose (Pletal)?
- What should I avoid while taking cilostazol (Pletal)?
- What other drugs will affect cilostazol (Pletal)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Pletal)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Pletal)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include a severe headache, diarrhea, feeling light-headed, fainting, and fast or uneven heartbeats.
What should I avoid while taking cilostazol (Pletal)?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with cilostazol. The interaction could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect cilostazol (Pletal)?
Before taking cilostazol, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid) or esomeprazole (Nexium);
- erythromycin (E.E.S., Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, Erythrocin) or clarithromycin (Biaxin);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral), fluconazole (Diflucan), or itraconazole (Sporanox);
- diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac); or
- fluvoxamine (Luvox), fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), or nefazodone (Serzone).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cilostazol. 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.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about cilostazol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Pletal Information
- Pletal Drug Interactions Center: cilostazol oral
- Pletal Side Effects Center
- Pletal Overview including Precautions
- Pletal FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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