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Cilostazol Side Effects
I take pletal. The only side effect i seem to have is gas (very embarassing). Is there anything i can do to rid of gas? I have been taking acidophilus for the problem I am having with gas caused by taking pletal for many years. However, it really doesn't
You : You can consider changing the time of day that you take it, although first check with your doctor. First, keep a diary of what time you take it, and how closely you ate when taking it and what you ate. Then see if there is a pattern. You can try to notice if high fiber foods (vegetables etc) seem to set off your indigestion more. Also try to notice if certain beverages are making it worse. You can also try to notice if it is worse if you are constipated, then aggressively treat the constipation if so (with stool softeners or suppositories).
Here are some ...: While Pletal(Cilostazol) has been used for patients with significant intermittent claudication from severe peripheral arterial disease, its application to potentially improve penile circulation is logical to think about it, but has not been studied. I hope some studies on its possible use for ED may be explored and done. Clinically, such a clinical extension may not be realistically beneficial, ..
Bleeding risk: The combination may increase your risk of bleeding, but the benefits may outweigh the risks , so ask your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Wrong med: Please go online to "www.medinenet.com" and look for "cilostazol". IT IS NOT -to my knowledge - a weight loss product!
Well: But remember that treatment of intermittent claudication ("angina in legs") starts with discontinuing smoking (if you do), as NOTHING will work if the patient keeps smoking!!! Aspirin and Cilostazol help and what may prevent it from getting worse is a serious walking program, controlling diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension. Good luck