Side Effects of Cilostazol
You may experience side effects like increased heartbeat, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Weakness, Dizziness, Numbness, Cramping, Joint pain, Cough, and Runny Nose.
Cilostazol may also cause of headache, heartburn, nausea, fever, chills, body aches, flu-like symptoms, and chest, stomach or muscle pain. Tell your doctor if they become severe or do not go away.
Seek emergency help immediately if you suffer any allergic reactions like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling.
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How to Take Cilostazol
Cilostazol is a tablet taken orally with a full glass of water, usually twice a day, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after breakfast and dinner at the same time everyday. Follow the instructions carefully and take as directed. Continue taking Cilostazol even if you feel well and do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.
Cilostazol controls the symptoms of intermittent Claudication but does not cure it. Improvements may occur within 2 to 4 weeks, but it may take up to 12 weeks before you see the full benefit from it including increased walking distance. Talk to your doctor if symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment.
Do not double a dose to make up for a missed one. Take the missed dose when you remember to, or skip it, and take the next scheduled dose if it's almost time for it. Get emergency medical help if you take too much of this medication.
Precautions for Cilostazol
Cilostazol can increase your risk of death in patients who suffer from congestive heart failure.
Cilostazol may interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice and lead to dangerous effects. Discuss this with your doctor and do not increase or decrease your consumption of grapefruit products without consultation first.
Tell your doctor about any allergies, other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. You may need to change your doses and monitor your treatment closely if you take any blood thinners, warfarin, and antiplatelet medications. Tell you doctor if you suffer from any conditions involving bleeding or have ever suffered from heart, kidney, or liver disease.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions, you may need special tests and careful dose adjustments in order to safely take Cilostazol.
Consult your doctor if you become or plan to become pregnant or start breastfeeding.
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Important information about Cilostazol
1. Cilostazol widens the arteries responsible for supplying blood to the legs.
2. It also improves blood circulation by preventing platelets in the blood from clotting.
3. Cilostazol is used to treat symptoms of intermittent claudication. This condition caused reduced blood flow to the legs and leads to pain while walking.
4. It improves your ability to walk longer distances pain free.
5. Do not take Cilostazol if you suffer from congestive heart failure as it can make it worse.
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