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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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Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Side effects and risk doing heart test and dipyrmidadole?

Side effects and risk doing heart test and dipyrmidadole?

A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more

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What is an antidote for dipyridamole?

What is an antidote for dipyridamole?

Aminophylline: Aminophylline reverses the vasodilatory effects of dipyridamole. However, vasopressors may still be required. Dialysis won't work since it's protein-bound. ...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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What is the medication dipyridamole 25 mg used for in humans?

What is the medication dipyridamole 25 mg used for in humans?

Vasodilator: Dipyridamole is a vasodilator -- that means it dilates and relaxes the blood vessel through its indirect action on the vessel smooth muscle. In the past, it has been used for chest pain and cardioprotection -- but these days it has gone by the wayside because of the extensive use of nitroglycerin. It is still used in combination with Aspirin for stroke prevention. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Can you take aspenter, aspacardin and dipyridamole all at the same time?

Can you take aspenter, aspacardin and dipyridamole all at the same time?

Yes, you can, but: The aspacardin is basically magnesium. The other two, are actually compounded together for some people. The risk is slight increase chance of bleeding, or difficultly forming blood clots, but not too great of a risk. ...Read more

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Is it bad to give her an aspenter and aspacardine and dipyridamole all in the same time?

No: If these are prescribed by your physician to treat a medical condition, there is no reason not to take them together. ...Read more

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Will cilostazol be affected if I take dipyridamole?

Will cilostazol be affected if I take dipyridamole?

Bleeding risk: The combination may increase your risk of bleeding, but the benefits may outweigh the risks , so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is dipyridamole on beer labels?

Why is dipyridamole on beer labels?

It is?????: Don't know what kind of beer you are drinking, but I have never heard of this. Dipyridamole is a drug which can cause increased bleeding and bruising, and beer is the last place it should be. If this was actually on a label, and not a joke someone is playing on you, it is dangerous and should be reported to the fda or your local consumer protection agency. ...Read more

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Can I take aspirin and dipyridamole?

Can I take aspirin and dipyridamole?

Yes but bleeding ris: The combination exists in one pill called " aggrenox". It is useful in stroke prevention, but it can cause bleeding, and only a doctor can decide if the benefits outweigh the risks of taking both. ...Read more

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Does dipyridamole cause frequent urination for people?

Does dipyridamole cause frequent urination for people?

Not likely but...: Not a reported side effect. If I should speculate, it causes blood vessels to dilate which may increase blood flow to the kidneys and perhaps increase urination. I would first look for other causes. Only if okay with your doctor, you could stop this medication for a few days and see if this problem resolves (if all else fails and this is a considerable problem for you). ...Read more

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How do physicians add dipyridamole to an intravenous bag?

How do physicians add dipyridamole to an intravenous bag?

Stress testing: For stress testing, concentrated intravenous Dipyridamole is drawn up in one syringe and diluted into a larger syringe or saline bag. ...Read more

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Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?

Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?

Yes: In some hospitals it is. But Lexiscan (regadenson) has largely replaced Dipyridamole in most labs. Thallium is also still used sometimes, especially to evaluate hibernatining myocardium, but newer radionuclides have largely replaced it for routine testing. ...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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Persantine (Definition)

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