dipyridamole - oral, Persantine
GENERIC NAME: DIPYRIDAMOLE - ORAL (DYE-pir-ID-a-mole)
BRAND NAME(S): Persantine
USES: This medication is used in combination with "blood thinners" such as warfarin to keep clots from forming after heart valve replacements. Clots are a serious complication that can cause strokes, heart attacks, or blocked blood vessels in the lungs (pulmonary embolisms). Dipyridamole belongs to a class of drugs known as platelet inhibitors. It helps to keep blood flowing by stopping platelets from clumping together and by keeping heart blood vessels open.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who are at higher risk of clots, such as those who have had "mini-strokes" (transient ischemia attacks), stroke, heart attack, surgery, or heart valve disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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