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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

Dr. Timothy Guiney
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Dipyridamole (Definition)

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What are the adverse effects of persantine?

What are the adverse effects of persantine?

Usually none: But, Persantine is a vasodilator and can rarely cause a drop in blood pressure. It can also cause constriction of the airways of the lung, and rarely can cause a brief pause in the heart rhythm for several seconds. ...Read more

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What is persantine stress test done for?

What is persantine stress test done for?

Test for blockages: Persantine is used to augment changes seen in stress testing when coronary arteries have a blockage that limits flow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between persantine and dobutamine?

What is the difference between persantine and dobutamine?

Drugs for Heart Test: Chemical stress tests are used to diagnose heart artery blockage in people who cannot treadmill exercise. Persantine is injected IV and dilates normal blood vessels more than abnormal ones causing an ischemic defect on a nuclear image. Dobutamine is injected IV and increases the heart rate and contractility with muscle fed by a blocked artery not responding as well as normal muscle. ...Read more

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After taking the Persantine thallium test my dr., informed me of the following; Decreased count rate in the anterior wall; reversible ischemia;;?

After taking the Persantine thallium test my dr., informed me of the following; Decreased count rate in the anterior wall; reversible ischemia;;?

Cannot be sure it is: While decreased count in the anterior wall may be caused by ischemia (inadequate blood flow), there are frequently other causes. In females, decreased anterior wall counts may be an artifact due to the interposition of the breast between the camera and the heart. In true ischemia, decreased count would be present only in the stress images. Please confirm this with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the risk of the thallium for persantine stress test?

What is the risk of the thallium for persantine stress test?

None: Thallium provides no risk to any human as it is non-toxic and is eliminated from the body within a few hours after the test is completed. It is simply a tracer chemical for blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the persantine sestamibi stress test?

What is the persantine sestamibi stress test?

See below.: This is a chemical stress test of blood flow to the heart muscle. It is used to evaluate patients who are unable to exercise. Pictures of blood flow are obtained before and after the stress. Post stress abnormalities may indicate narrowings of the coronary arteries which impede blood flow and may be a cause of chest pain. Abnormalities of flow before stress may indicate previous damage. ...Read more

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How is a persantine sestamibi stress test performed?

How is a persantine sestamibi stress test performed?

Pharmacologic stress: Often we use other agents but Persantine is injected and the patient is either imaged soon after or after a little exercise, after the Persantine administration, sestamibi is injected to allow the imaging. ...Read more

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What is the risk of the thallium injected during a persantine stress test?

What is the risk of the thallium injected during a persantine stress test?

Thallium: Thallium poisoning is extemely rare. Radioactive thallium used in the test is thallium 201 and is used in a small dose that dissipates with about a 69 to 73 hr halftime. The radiation is generally no problem unless it is additive in a person who has had lot of radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

Caffeine ok while having a chemical cardiac stress test using dipyridamole, persantine?

NO!!!!: Caffeine should not be ingested prior to pharmacologic cardiac stress since it can interfere with the results. Stopping caffeine ingestion for at least 24 hours prior to pharmacologic stress should be sufficient. If caffeine is ingested and pharmacologic stress is performed, this can cause false negative results. If you have taken caffeine, stress may be rescheduled or switched to dobutamine. ...Read more

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Myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine had caffiene within 24 hours of test?

No need to worry: You didn't mention whether the test was positive. Even then caffeine induced heart rate increase should not cause any problems.
Hope you don't smoke. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a headache, nausea, and diarrhea after a persantine stress test?

Is it normal to have a headache, nausea, and diarrhea after a persantine stress test?

Keep headache diary: And take it with you to see your physician.

The question bears little relationship to the AI info ...Read more

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My cardiologist ordered a myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine, so what is it?

My cardiologist ordered a myocardial perfusion pet stress test with persantine, so what is it?

Stress test: This is a chemical stress test. You will be given a medication and then pet scan of your heart will be done to evaluate the blood flow in different parts of the heart. If there is any significant blockage, it will show up as a defect in the images. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Persantine (Definition)

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