Dipyridamole can be used for evaluating coronary artery disease in patients who cannot exercise adequately before thallium imaging (cardiac blood circulation scan). Dipyridamole is a coronary vasodilator. It works by increasing blood circulation towards the heart, which mimics an exercise test. It is accompanied by the thallium test.
Use Dipyridamole as directed because of your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you could have about how to work with Dipyridamole.
Store Dipyridamole at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Keep Dipyridamole out from the reach of children and away from pets.
All medicines could potentially cause negative effects, but many everyone has no, or minor, unwanted effects.
Check with your medical professional if some of these most common unwanted effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; fatigue; flushing; headache; nausea.
Seek medical attention immediately if all of these severe negative effects occur:
Severe hypersensitive reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling with the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; confusion; fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat; one-sided weakness; seizures; slurred speech.
This is not a complete listing of all side effects which could occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.
Do NOT use Dipyridamole if:
Some medical ailments may talk with Dipyridamole. Tell your medical professional or pharmacist when you have any health concerns, in particular when any in the following affect you:
Some medicines may talk with Dipyridamole. Tell your medical provider if you're taking any other medicines, especially any with the following:
This might not be a complete set of all interactions that will occur. Ask your health care provider if Dipyridamole may talk with other medicines which you take. Check with your doctor before starting, stop, or change the dose associated with a medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days