Pletal (Cilostazol) widens arteries that supply blood on the legs. Cilostazol also improves circulation by maintaining platelets inside the blood from sticking together and clotting.
Cilostazol is used to treat the symptoms of intermittent claudication. This condition causes reduced the circulation of blood for the legs, bringing about pain while walking. Cilostazol improves your ability simply to walk longer distances pain free.
Cilostazol doubles for other purposes not listed within this medication guide.
Take this medication just as it turned out prescribed for you personally. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or go on it for longer than recommended through your doctor.
Take each dose which has a full glass of water. Cilostazol is often taken twice a day, a minimum of a half-hour before or a couple of hours after breakfast or dinner. Take cilostazol with the same times on a daily basis. Follow your medical professional's instructions.
It usually takes as much as 12 weeks of using cilostazol before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep while using the medication as directed. Talk with your physician if the symptoms don't improve after four weeks of treatment.
Take cilostazol on an empty stomach, a minimum of thirty minutes before or couple of hours after food.
If you miss a dose of Pletal get it at the earliest opportunity. If hrs have passed or if it's nearing time for an additional dose, usually do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised because of your physician. Do not take 2 doses simultaneously. If many dose is missed, get hold of your physician or pharmacist.
Store cilostazol at room temperature far from moisture, heat, and light-weight.
Active ingredient: cilostazol
Inactive ingredients: carboxymethylcellulose calcium, corn starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose 2910, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Possible unwanted side effects:
Headache, diarrhea, runny nose, and dizziness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember your doctor has prescribed prescription drugs as they or she has judged that the profit to you is greater than potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using prescription drugs don't have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if some of these serious side effects occur: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, swelling in the hands/feet.
Tell your physician 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, warning signs of infection (like fever, persistent sore throat).
Get medical help straight away if any of these rare but serious unwanted side effects occur: chest/jaw/left arm pain, fainting, vision changes, weakness on the one hand from the body, slurred speech, confusion.
A much more severe hypersensitive reaction to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help immediately if you see any signs and symptoms of a serious hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible side effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking cilostazol, educate doctor or pharmacist if you're allergic with it; or if you've every other allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, which may cause allergy symptoms or any other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using prescription drugs, inform your doctor or pharmacist your health background, especially of: bleeding disorders (like bleeding ulcers, bleeding within the eye/brain), congestive heart failure, other coronary disease (like heart attack, chest pain, fast/irregular heartbeat), stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders (for example hemophilia, low platelet counts).
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that needs alertness before you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcohol consumption.
Before having surgery, inform your doctor or dentist about each of the products you utilize (including prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Do not take cilostazol if you've got congestive heart failure. Cilostazol could make this issue worse.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication could be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your medical professional if you are pregnant or intend to conceive during treatment. Cilostazol can pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your physician if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.