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Cilostazol and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with cilostazol:

cilostazol ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

Take cilostazol on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Food may reduce the absorption of cilostazol. Taking cilostazol on an empty stomach will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. If you are receiving therapy with cilostazol you should avoid grapefruits and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can raise the levels of cilostazol in your body and lead to dangerous side effects. You may experience headache, dizziness, chest pain, feeling short of breath, and swelling of your ankles or feet. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.

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cilostazol drug Interactions

There are 238 drug interactions with cilostazol

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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