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Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Dipyridamole (Overview)

Dipyridamole (Persantine) is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is dipyridamole?

What is dipyridamole?

Blood thinner: Dipyridamole is another name for persantine. This is a medication that has blood-thinning properties by preventing platelets from clumping together, and hence is often given to people who have suffered certain types of strokes. However, it also has effects on the cells that make up the walls of coronary arteries, causing them to dilate, and hence can be used in pharmacologic stress testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Guiney
228 doctors shared insights

Dipyridamole (Overview)

Dipyridamole (Persantine) is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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Can you describe what dipyridamole is?

Can you describe what dipyridamole is?

Its a antiplatelet: Its like a super Aspirin called Plavix (clopidogrel) taken to prevent clotting its an antiplatelet agent not an anticoagulant. ...Read more

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Why would dipyridamole used in ophthalmology?

Why would dipyridamole used in ophthalmology?

See below: I do not know any ophthalmologists that routinely prescribe dipyridamole. Theoretically it could be used as an additional antithrombotic if someone is having recurrent embolic events such as branch retinal artery occlusions but most ophthalmologists would defer this decision to a cardiologist or primary physician more comfortable with prescribing it. ...Read more

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Is dipyridamole drug safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dipyridamole drug safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There have been human and animal studies showing that Dipyridamole is safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. If you are on this medication, you should continue it until your doctor tells you to stop. ...Read more

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Thallium dipyridamole stress test with the radioactive chemical given is it true that it is dangerous to be near babies and children after procedure?

Thallium dipyridamole stress test with the radioactive chemical given is it true that it is dangerous to be near babies and children after procedure?

No: The amount of thallium given during a stress test is between 20 and 30 times less than the level where you are releasing enough radiation to be of concern. The half life of thallium is short. To be extra careful i wouldn't be worried after 24 hrs at most. ...Read more

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What are the side effect of persantine?

What are the side effect of persantine?

Minimal: Old drug lots if usage combined with aspirin dipyridamole. Used for vasodilation and anti platelet effects. Bruising, ? Dizziness possibilities. Stop in pharmacy and get the data sheet or completeness. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about what to expect when I go to do my heart stress test and if there are any side effects of dipyridamole?

Can anyone tell me about what to expect when I go to do my heart stress test and if there are any side effects of dipyridamole?

Yes, there is.: Your physician should tell you or give you some literature on the test, what to expect, what it tests. Dipyridamole is a medication that helps prevent thrombus formation or clot in the vessels, and may be used during stress testing (rare side effects). Stress testing usually is being hooked up to monitor, walking on treadmill while being monitored and instructed. Nuclear stress is with injection. ...Read more

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What is dipyridamole?

Blood thinner: Dipyridamole is another name for persantine. This is a medication that has blood-thinning properties by preventing platelets from clumping together, and hence is often given to people who have suffered certain types of strokes. However, it also has effects on the cells that make up the walls of coronary arteries, causing them to dilate, and hence can be used in pharmacologic stress testing. ...Read more

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What is dipyridamole tablet?

What is dipyridamole tablet?

2 indications: It is given orally with Aspirin to reduce platelet adhesion (which leads to blood clots) after someone has had a TIA (mini-stroke) it can also be given intravenously to take advantage of its property to dilate blood vessels - as part of a chemical stress test (for the heart) along with nuclear imaging. ...Read more

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What is dipyridamole given for?

What is dipyridamole given for?

2 indications: It is given orally with Aspirin to reduce platelet adhesion (which leads to blood clots) after someone has had a TIA (mini-stroke) it can also be given intravenously to take advantage of its property to dilate blood vessels - as part of a chemical stress test (for the heart) along with nuclear imaging. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Persantine (Definition)

Persantine is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more