Pletal (Cilostazol) widens arteries that supply blood to the legs. Cilostazol also improves circulation by maintaining platelets inside the blood from sticking together and clotting.
Cilostazol is used to take care of the the signs of intermittent claudication. This condition causes reduced blood flow for the legs, resulting in pain while walking. Cilostazol improves your skill just to walk longer distances without any pain.
Cilostazol may also be used for other purposes unlisted within this medication guide.
Take this medication just as it had been prescribed in your case. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or go on it more than recommended from your doctor.
Take each dose which has a full glass of water. Cilostazol is usually taken two times a day, a minimum of half an hour before or 2 hours after breakfast or dinner. Take cilostazol in the same times each day. Follow a medical expert's instructions.
It will take up to 12 weeks utilizing cilostazol before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your physician should your symptoms do not improve after 30 days of treatment.
Take cilostazol before eating any breakfast, a minimum of thirty minutes before or a couple of hours after food.
If you miss a dose of Pletal take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it really is nearing time for the following dose, usually do not double the dose to hook up, unless advised from your health care provider. Do not take 2 doses at once. If several dose is missed, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Store cilostazol at room temperature from moisture, heat, and light.
Active ingredient: cilostazol
Inactive ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose calcium, corn starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2910, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Possible side effects:
Headache, diarrhea, runny nose, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication as they or she's judged that this help to you is higher than potential risk of negative effects. Many people using medicines usually do not have serious side effects.
Tell your physician immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, swelling with the hands/feet.
Tell your doctor immediately if some of these unlikely but serious unwanted side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, black or bloody stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, signs and symptoms of infection (for example fever, persistent sore throat).
Get medical help immediately if these rare but serious unwanted side effects occur: chest/jaw/left arm pain, fainting, vision changes, weakness on one side from the body, slurred speech, confusion.
A grave hypersensitive reaction to the drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay you may notice any signs of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible unwanted effects. If you notice other effects unpublished above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking cilostazol, tell your doctor or pharmacist should you be allergic with it; or if you've got every other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergies or any other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more information.
Before using prescription drugs, inform your doctor or pharmacist your history, especially of: bleeding disorders (for example bleeding ulcers, bleeding in the eye/brain), congestive heart failure, other heart problems (like cardiac event, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat), stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders (for example hemophilia, low platelet counts).
This drug will make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or go activity that will need alertness until you are sure you are able to perform such activities safely. Limit booze.
Before having surgery, inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you utilize (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Do not take cilostazol if you might have congestive heart failure. Cilostazol can make this condition worse.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication might be bad for an baby. Tell your physician should you be pregnant or want to become pregnant during treatment. Cilostazol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use prescription drugs without telling your physician should you be breast-feeding a baby.
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