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Aggrenox, Aspirin and dipyridamole

Description

Aggrenox is a combination of aspirin and dipyridamole, which is used in the secondary prevention of stroke and transient ischemic attack.

Action

blood thinner

Indications

cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease diagnosis, myocardial infarction prophylaxis, post-myocardial infarction, prosthetic heart valves, proteinuria, thromboembolism prophylaxis, transient ischemic attack (TIA), valvular heart disease,

Side Effects

angina, diarrhea, dizziness, flushing, headache, nausea/vomiting, peripheral vasodilation, pruritus, syncope, weakness,

allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); severe headache; seizures; black, bloody, or tarry stools; vomiting or abdominal pain; blood in vomit; dizziness; or decreased hearing or ringing in the ears, heartburn or indigestion, mild headache; upset stomach or nausea; or diarrhea.


Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Garlic
Garlic is natural blood thinner, which may cause excessive thinning of the blood. Monitor PT and INR regularly.

Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo is natural blood thinner, which may cause excessive thinning of the blood. Monitor PT and INR regularly.

Phosphatidylserine
Phosphatidylserine may enhance heparinÕs blood-thinning effects.

Policosanol
Policosanol could potentiate the actions of heparin, possibly causing excessive blood thinning.

Vitamin C
Test tube studies show high doses of vitamin C may reduce the blood-thinning effects of heparin.

White willow
White willow contains a substance converted into aspirin which can cause excess blood thinning.

Natural blood thinners: Chamomile, Coleus, Dan shen, DevilÕs claw, Dong guai, Feverfew, Ginger, romelain, papain, fish oils, OPCs, vitamin E, Horse chestnut, Red clover, Reshi
Natural blood thinners may cause excessive thinning of the blood. Monitor PT and INR regularly.

Bromelain
Bromelain may increase the risk of abnormal bleeding

 

 

 

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