cilostazol, Pletal (cont.)

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NURSING MOTHERS: Cilostazol has not been adequately studied in women who are breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common adverse effects of cilostazol are headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, abnormal stool, upper respiratory tract infections, runny nose, nausea, fluid retention, dizziness and abnormal heartbeats. Reduced numbers of white blood cells, platelets, and severe skin reactions also have been reported. Cilostazol inhibits the enzyme phosphodiesterase III. Other drugs that inhibit this enzyme have caused death in individuals with heart failure. Therefore, individuals with heart failure should not use cilostazol.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2012



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