aspirin/dipyridamole extended-release - oral, Aggrenox
GENERIC NAME: ASPIRIN/DIPYRIDAMOLE EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (AS-pir-in/dye-pie-RID-uh-mole)
BRAND NAME(S): Aggrenox
USES: This medication is used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have had "mini-strokes" (transient ischemic attacks) or a previous stroke due to a blood clot and are at high risk for another stroke. It contains two medications, a very low dose of aspirin (25 milligrams per tablet) and dipyridamole in a slow-release form.Low-dose aspirin and dipyridamole are anti-platelet drugs that work to keep blood flowing to the brain by stopping platelets from clumping together. This helps prevent the platelets from forming blood clots, which can lodge in the brain and cause a certain type of stroke (ischemic stroke).
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