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

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Blood flow

Initially called persantine, it has been used in combination with Aspirin for improving blood flow after bypass surgery or for medical therapy.
Largely replaced by plavix (clopidogrel). Combination drub now is aggrenox, which is Persantine and aspirin.

In brief: Blood flow

Initially called persantine, it has been used in combination with Aspirin for improving blood flow after bypass surgery or for medical therapy.
Largely replaced by plavix (clopidogrel). Combination drub now is aggrenox, which is Persantine and aspirin.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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