This medication comprises the active ingredients aspirin and dipyridamole. Aspirin belongs to a class of medicines known as salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by lowering the levels of chemicals in the body that induce pain, heat, and inflammation. Dipyridamole prevents platelets in your blood from adhering and forming clots.
- This medication is a prescription medicine that is frequently used as a secondary prophylactic following a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) to reduce the risk of having another, possibly more damaging stroke. This drug can be used alone or in combination with other medicines.
- This medication belongs to the antiplatelet agent family of medicines. It keeps blood platelets from clumping together and forming hazardous clots.
- This medication combines aspirin and dipyridamole. Aspirin belongs to the salicylates class of medications, which function by decreasing chemicals in the body that produce pain, heat, and inflammation. Dipyridamole keeps platelets in the blood from clumping together and forming clots.
- Aggrenox 25mg/250mg capsules contain 25 mg of aspirin and 200 mg of dipyridamole and are supplied in bottles of 60 capsules. This medication is taken orally twice a day at a dose of one capsule (morning and evening).
- Without chewing, the pills must be consumed whole.
- This medication is safe to use with or without meals.
- Consult your doctor on the safety of taking this medication if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeed. Inform your doctor of other medical conditions or allergies you have and other medications you are taking to determine if this is the right medicine for you.
Aggrenox Side Effects
The possible side effects of Aggrenox include but are not limited to:
- Upset stomach,
- Stomach pain, and
- Difficulty breathing,
- Upper stomach pain,
- Loss of appetite,
- Dark urine
Consult your doctor for any bothersome side effect that does not go away. For more information on possible side effects, consult your healthcare provider.
- Until you know your body’s reaction to Aggrenox, refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in any task that may be unsafe. This medication prevents the formation of blood clots, thus increasing the risk of bleeding. In case you notice trouble from your flow of blood, immediately seek medical assistance.
- For TIA or patients for whom aspirin is prescribed to preclude recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) or angina pectoris, the aspirin in this drug may not be an adequate treatment for the cardiac conditions.
- Patients consuming three or more alcoholic drinks daily should be advised about the bleeding risk involved with heavy alcohol use while taking this drug.
Frequently Asked Questions
-Is Aggrenox a blood thinner?
This drug is a blood thinner; this is a combination of aspirin/dipyridamole
-Can Aggrenox be taken with ibuprofen?
Both drugs have blood-thinning properties so it is best not to use the two together to preclude increasing your risk of bleeding