In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of aspirin and dipyridamole combination in the pediatric population. Because of aspirin's toxicity, use in children and teenagers is not recommended.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of aspirin and dipyridamole combination in the elderly.
|All Trimesters||D||Studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy in a life threatening situation or a serious disease, may outweigh the potential risk.|
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
- Influenza Virus Vaccine, Live
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Alteplase, Recombinant
- Beta Glucan
- Clopidogrel Hydrogen Sulfate
- Dabigatran Etexilate
- Drotrecogin Alfa
- Ibuprofen Lysine
- Magnesium Salicylate
- Mefenamic Acid
- Protein C, Human
- Reteplase, Recombinant
- Varicella Virus Vaccine
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Enalapril Maleate
- Ethacrynic Acid
- Valproic Acid
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical Problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Alcohol use (3 or more drinks per day) or
- Bleeding problems or
- Liver disease, severe or
- Stomach ulcer, history of—May cause side effects to become worse.
- Angina (severe chest pain), unstable or
- Heart attack, recent or
- Heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease) or
- Hypotension (low blood pressure) or
- Kidney disease, severe or
- Myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Asthma with nasal polyps and rhinitis, history of or
- Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) allergy (e.g., diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Voltaren®) or
- Reye's syndrome (metabolic disorder)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.