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Dipyridamole 50mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
Dipyridamole 50mg/5ml Oral Suspension
1. What Dipyridamole Oral Suspension is and what it is used for
2. What do you need to know before you take Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
3. How to take Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
6. Contents of the pack and other information
The name of your medicine is Dipyridamole Oral Suspension (called dipyridamole in this leaflet). It contains dipyridamole. This belongs to a group of medicines called anti-platelet agents.
Dipyridamole helps to stop blood clots forming, particularly when you have artificial heart valves.
If this applies to you, do not take this medicine and talk to your doctor.
Before you take Dipyridamole, tell your doctor if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking dipyridamole.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines.
This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because dipyridamole can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some medicines can affect the way dipyridamole works.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
If you are to have an injection of adenosine that is used to treat unusual heart rhythms, tell the doctor that you are taking Dipyridamole Oral Suspension.
Dipyridamole is sometimes given as an injection to see if the heart is working properly (myocardial imaging). If you are going to have an injection of dipyridamole, tell the doctor that you are taking Dipyridamole Oral Suspension.
You should not be given Dipyridamole if you are pregnant, likely to get pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
You may feel dizzy while receiving Dipyridamole. If this happens do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Take this medicine as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Look on the label and ask the doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose for adults is:
This medicine is not usually given to children under the age of 18.
Talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you so the doctor knows what you have taken.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for a forgotten dose. Take your next dose as soon as you remember, then go on as before. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Dipyridamole Oral Suspension can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
If you have an allergic reaction to Dipyridamole Oral Suspension see a doctor straight away
An allergic reaction may include:
Other side effects that have been reported for Dipyridamole are described below. They are listed as either very common, common, or not known.
Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people)
Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people but more than 1 in 100 people)
In people who have gallstones, the dipyridamole in this medicine can be absorbed into the gallstones.
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
A bright yellow suspension with an odour of almond.
It comes in a brown glass bottle holding 150ml or 500ml of suspension.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2020