PERSANTIN 100MG TABLETS

Active substance: DIPYRIDAMOLE

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24/09/2012
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Package leaflet: Information for the user 

Persantin® Tablets
(dipyridamole)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets troublesome or serious,
or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What PERSANTIN Tablets are and what they are used
for
2. Before you take PERSANTIN Tablets
3. How to take PERSANTIN Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store PERSANTIN Tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT PERSANTIN TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY
ARE USED FOR
The name of your medicine is PERSANTIN Tablets. It
contains a medicine called Dipyridamole. This belongs
to a group of medicines called ‘anti-thrombotic agents’,
which are used to help stop blood clots forming.
PERSANTIN Tablets help stop blood clots which may
occur if you have had your heart valves replaced.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE PERSANTIN TABLETS
Do not take PERSANTIN Tablets if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to:
• Dipyridamole
• Any of the other ingredients of PERSANTIN Tablets
(see section 6: Further information)
Take special care with PERSANTIN Tablets
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your
medicine if:
• You have angina or other heart problems (including
heart valve or circulation problems) or have had a
recent heart attack
• You have myasthenia gravis (a rare muscle problem)
• You have any bleeding problems
• You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or
are breast feeding
• You have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist before taking PERSANTIN
Tablets.

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Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes
herbal medicines. This is because PERSANTIN Tablets
can affect the way some other medicines work. Also
some other medicines can affect the way
PERSANTIN Tablets work.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following medicines:
• Medicines for high blood pressure
• Medicines for muscle weakness such as something
called a ‘cholinesterase inhibitor’
• Antacids - for indigestion
• Aspirin (or planning to take aspirin for any condition)
• Adenosine injection - used for heart problems or tests
on the heart
• Warfarin or other medicines to stop blood clots
forming. If so, tell them at your next visit to the
anticoagulant clinic that you are now taking

PERSANTIN Tablets.
If you are having heart tests
PERSANTIN Tablets contains dipyridamole.
Dipyridamole is also sometimes given as an injection
during tests to see if the heart is working properly (also
called ‘myocardial imaging’). This means that the test
and your medicine may contain the same substance. If
you are going to have an injection of dipyridamole, tell
the doctor that you are taking PERSANTIN Tablets.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get
pregnant
• Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding as

PERSANTIN Tablets should only be used during
breast-feeding if your doctor considers it essential
Important information about some of the ingredients
of PERSANTIN Tablets
PERSANTIN Tablets contain sucrose. If you have been
told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest
some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this
medicine.

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PPM SKU Description : PI PERSANTIN FORTE 84/100MG GB
Dimension : 160 x 210 mm
No. of code : 255
Ref. drawing : PR30

3. HOW TO TAKE PERSANTIN TABLETS
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is
• Between a total of 300 and 600 mg each day
• This is taken in three or four separate doses
• The most you can take in a day is 600 mg
• It is best to take the tablets before meals
• Swallow the tablets whole
• Do not crush or chew the tablets
Do not give to children.
If you take more PERSANTIN Tablets than you should
If you take more of this medicine than you should, talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the
medicine pack with you, even if there are no tablets left.
If you forget to take PERSANTIN Tablets
• If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it
• However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed
dose
• Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, PERSANTIN Tablets can cause side
effects although not everybody gets them.
Allergic reactions
If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking your
medicine and see a doctor straight away. The signs may
include feeling breathless, runny nose, severe rash with
itching, swelling and swelling around the eyes.
Other side effects are:
• Hot flushes
• Lowering of blood pressure
• Worsening of the symptoms of heart disease such as
chest pain and heart beat problems
• A blood problem called ‘thrombocytopenia’ which can
cause bruising and prolonged bleeding from wounds,
including during or after surgery

5. HOW TO STORE PERSANTIN TABLETS
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
The tablets should not be stored above 30°C. Keep the
tablets in the foil packaging until required.
Do not use PERSANTIN Tablets after the expiry date
which is stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What PERSANTIN Tablets contains
The active substance is dipyridamole. Each coated tablet
contains 100 mg of dipyridamole Ph Eur.
The other ingredients in PERSANTIN Tablets are: calcium
hydrogen phosphate, maize starch, silica colloidal
anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sucrose, talc,
acacia, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000,
bleached wax and carnauba wax.
What PERSANTIN Tablets look like and contents of the
pack
PERSANTIN Tablets are white and are available in blister
packs of 84 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisation is held by:
Boehringer Ingelheim Limited,
Ellesfield Avenue, Bracknell, Berkshire,
RG12 8YS, United Kingdom.
and the tablets are manufactured by:
Delpharm Reims S.A.S.
10 Rue Colonel Charbonneaux
51100 Reims,
France
This leaflet was revised in December 2012.
© Boehringer Ingelheim Limited 2012

In people who have gallstones, the dipyridamole in this
medicine can be absorbed into the gallstones.

If any of the side effects gets troublesome or serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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The side effects listed below usually go away as
treatment continues:
• Headache or feeling dizzy or faint
• Being sick (vomiting) feeling sick (nausea), indigestion
or diarrhoea
• Muscle pain

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