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Aggrenox (Dipyridamole/ASA)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Aggrenox200 mg/25 mg

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Is A Prescription Required To acquire Aggrenox?

A prescription is required to purchase Aggrenox from licensed online pharmacies.

What Does the Drug Aggrenox Do?

The medication Aggrenox is used for the prevention of a stroke in patients who had a prior stroke or a transient ischemic attack (known as a mini-stroke). Stroke is a condition caused due to the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, often resulting in brain damage. Stroke can affect your senses, the ability to move, your speech, your ability to understand speech, behavior, thinking, and memory. A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is a temporary interference with the blood supply to the brain. Symptoms of TIA include dizziness, light-headedness, numbness and difficulty in swallowing. TIA can last for few minutes to several hours.

How Does Aggrenox Work In The Body?

Aggrenox (Dipyridamole/Acetylsalicylic Acid) belongs to a class of drugs known as antiplatelet drugs. Platelets are the type of blood cells that clump together during blood clotting. Aggrenox acts by preventing the early formation of blood clots (a process called as thrombosis).

How Is Aggrenox Supplied and Stored?

Aggrenox is sold by Boehringer Ingelheim. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded Aggrenox (Dipyridamole/Acetylsalicylic Acid) capsules from Canada. Aggrenox is available as 200 mg/25 mg in polypropylene bottles containing 60 capsules.

This medication should be stored at a room temperature of 15°C to 30°C, protected from excessive moisture. The medicine should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of Aggrenox?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Aggrenox 200 mg/25 mg at an unbeatable price of $265 for a supply of 180 capsules, which is $1.47 per unit. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

Is Aggrenox An Antiplatelet?

Aggrenox is an antiplatelet drug that contains a combination of extended-release dipyridamole (200 mg) and acetylsalicylic acid (25 mg). Both of these active ingredients are platelet aggregation inhibitors and work together in similar ways to prevent clotting and stroke.

Can Aggrenox Be Crushed?

Aggrenox needs to be swallowed as a whole capsule. Do not crush or chew the capsules.

How Should You Take Aggrenox?

Take Aggrenox exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. The usual recommended dosage is one capsule twice daily, one in the morning and one in the evening, with or without food. This medication is not recommended for use in children or adolescents below 18 years of age.

How Long Do You Hold Aggrenox Before Surgery?

If you are going to have a surgery, tell your surgeon that you are taking Aggrenox. Your doctor might ask you to stop the medication 10 days before the surgery.

Can You Drink Alcohol While on Aggrenox?

There are increased risks of bleeding with chronic and heavy use of alcohol while taking Aggrenox. If you consume three or more than three alcoholic drinks daily, tell your doctor about it.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Aggrenox?

Although no studies have been performed with Aggrenox on its effects on the ability to drive or use machines, symptoms such as dizziness, confusion have been reported in the clinical trials. Hence, if you experience such symptoms while taking Aggrenox, you should avoid hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery.

What Happens In Case Of Overdosage of Aggrenox?

It is important not to exceed the recommended dose of Aggrenox. Overdoing the medication can lead to symptoms such as ear buzzing, the sensation of decreased hearing acuity, headaches, especially in the elderly. If you take too many capsules accidentally, get medical help either by calling your doctor or going to the nearest hospital.

What Reverses Dipyridamole?

Use of xanthine derivatives such as aminophylline can reverse the overdosing effects of Dipyridamole.

How is Aggrenox Metabolized in Body?

Dipyridamole component of Aggrenox is metabolized in the liver and its half-life is about 40 minutes. Acetylsalicylic Acid is also metabolized in the liver and has a half-life of 15-30 minutes.

What Are The Side Effects of Aggrenox?

Aggrenox, like other medications, can cause side effects. However, most of the side effects are mild and temporary. Some patients who take Aggrenox may develop a severe headache due to the dilation of the blood vessels in the brain caused by the dipyridamole component of the drug. This headache tends to decrease and goes away as the body gets used to the medicine. Other side effects of Aggrenox include bleeding from the nose, bleeding from the gums when eating or brushing teeth, blood in urine or stools, bruising more easily. If you notice excessive bleeding, call your doctor immediately. Some common side effects of Aggrenox are diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, anemia, hypersensitivity reaction with rash, urticaria, bronchospasm, edema, migraine-like headache, vomiting, fainting, muscle pain, bleeding inside the brain. Some uncommon side effects include stomach ulcer, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, bleeding inside the eye, hot flashes. Rare side effects are iron deficiency anemia, reduction in platelet count and erosions in the stomach lining. Some other side effects reported with Aggrenox include purple-colored spots and patches on the skin, prolonged bleeding time, bleeding after surgery, worsening of heart problems such as angina, weakness, pain, breathlessness. These are not all the possible side effects of Aggrenox. In case you experience any unexpected effect from Aggrenox, call your doctor right away.

When Should You Not Take Aggrenox?

Do not take Aggrenox if you:
  • Are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid or dipyridamole or any other components of Aggrenox
  • Are allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Have active stomach or duodenal ulcers or other bleeding disorders
  • Have asthma, rhinitis or nasal polyps
  • Have fructose or galactose intolerance as this medicine contains sucrose
  • Are in the third trimester of pregnancy

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Taking Aggrenox?

Before taking Aggrenox always talk to your healthcare professional in case you:
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will advise you to not take this medication during the third trimester of pregnancy and will discuss with you if it should be taken in the first and second trimester
  • Are breastfeeding. Both dipyridamole and acetylsalicylic acid are excreted in human breast milk. Your doctor will discuss this with you
  • Consume alcoholic drinks
  • Have health problems such as anemia, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia
  • Have liver disease
  • Have a history of duodenal ulcers
  • Have or had heart disease in the past including angina, recent heart attack
  • Have gout
  • Suffer from abnormal menstruation or vaginal bleeding
  • Are taking any other prescription or over the counter medications such as acetylsalicylic acid, other anticoagulants like warfarin, heparin, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, ticlopidine, NSAIDs, anti-diabetic medications
  • Will be having surgery
  • Have a history of hemorrhagic stroke (stroke caused due to bleeding)

What medicines can interact with Aggrenox?

You should talk to your doctor about any medications that you are taking or going to take including prescription, non-prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements.

Do not take Aggrenox with following medications:
  • Other medications containing acetylsalicylic acid
  • Other blood thinners such as warfarin or heparin
  • Antiplatelet drugs like clopidogrel, ticlopidine
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline, fluoxetine
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including ibuprofen
  • Methotrexate (used to treat some types of cancers)
  • Drugs used to treat gout
  • Anagrelide (a platelet-reducing agent)
  • Adenosine (used to treat problems related to an irregular heartbeat)
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors such as medications used to treat Myasthenia Gravis
  • Acetazolamide (used to treat glaucoma)
  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as enalapril, captopril, atenolol, propranolol
  • Medicines used to treat epilepsy such as phenytoin, valproic acid
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone
  • Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide
  • Oral anti-diabetic medications such as metformin

Where Can I Buy Aggrenox Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Aggrenox can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Aggrenox Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca/sites/ca/files/documents/aggrenoxpmen.pdf
2. https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca/sites/ca/files/documents/aggrenoxcien_1.pdf
3. https://docs.boehringer-ingelheim.com/Prescribing%20Information/PIs/Aggrenox%20Caps/Aggrenox.pdf
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