PERSANTIN RETARD 200MG MODIFIED RELEASE CAPSULES HARD

Active substance: DIPYRIDAMOLE

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If you are having heart tests
Persantin Retard 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 Retard.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or
planning to get pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding as
Persantin Retard should only be used
during breast-feeding if your doctor
considers it essential.
3. How to take Persantin Retard
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:
One capsule twice a day
Usually one in the morning and one in the
evening
It is best to take it with food
Swallow the capsule whole
Do not crush or chew it
Do not give to children.
If you take more Persantin Retard 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 capsules left.
If you forget to take Persantin Retard
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
the 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 Retard 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 or increased
heart rate
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
In people who have gallstones, the
dipyridamole in this medicine can be absorbed
into the gallstones.
The side effects listed below usually go
away as treatment continues:
Headache or feeling dizzy
Being sick (vomiting), feeling sick (nausea),
indigestion or diarrhoea
Muscle pain
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.
5. How to store Persantin Retard
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original
package in order to protect from moisture.
Store in a dry place. Keep the bottle tightly
closed.
Do not use Persantin Retard after the expiry
date which is stated on the carton and
container label after EXP. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not open the container until you are ready
to start taking the capsules. If you have any
capsules left after six weeks, these should not
be taken.

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
protect the environment.
If the capsules show any signs of deterioration
or discolouration, consult your pharmacist for
advice. If damaged please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
6. Further information
What Persantin Retard contains
Persantin Retard capsules are red and orange
in colour with no markings.
The active substance is dipyridamole.
Each modified release capsule contains
dipyridamole 200 mg. Persantin Retard is a
modified release capsule which releases the
active substance slowly in your body over a
number of hours.
The other ingredients in Persantin Retard are:
tartaric acid, povidone, eudragit s 100, talc,
acacia, hypromellose, triactine, dimethicone
300, stearic acid, gelatin, titanium dioxide
(E171), hypromellose phthalate, red and yellow
iron oxide (E172)
Persantin Retard are available in packs
of 60 capsules.
PL 20774/1289 Persantin Retard 200mg
Modified Release Capsules,
Hard.
POM
Manufactured by: Boehringer Ingelheim bv,
Comeniusstraat 6 1817 MS, Alkmaar, The
Netherlands. Procured from within the EU.
Product Licence Holder: Quadrant
Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Lynstock House,
Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SA.
Repackaged by: Maxearn Ltd, Bolton,
BL6 4SA.
Leaflet revision date: 11th June 2013
Persantin is a registered trademark of
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

PP2/1289/V1

(leaflet continued overleaf)
Persantin Retard is used:
To help stop blood clots which may occur if
you have had your heart valves replaced.
In people who have had a stroke caused by
a blood clot in the brain.
This medicine reduces the risk of having
another stroke.
1. What Persantin Retard is and what it is
used for
The name of your medicine is Persantin
Retard. 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Persantin Retard is and what it is used
for
2. Before you take Persantin Retard
3. How to take Persantin Retard
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Persantin Retard
6. Further information
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.
The name of your medicine is Persantin Retard
200mg Modified Release Capsules, Hard, but
will be referred to as Persantin Retard
throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

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’
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 Retard
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
Retard can affect the way some other
medicines work. Also some other medicines
can affect the way Persantin Retard works.
Take special care with Persantin Retard
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
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Persantin Retard.
2. Before you take Persantin Retard
Do not take Persantin Retard if you are
allergic (hypersensitive) to:
Dipyridamole
Any of the other ingredients of Persantin
Retard (see section 6: Further Information)

Persantin Retard 200mg Modified Release Capsules, Hard
dipyridamole
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP2/1289/V2

(leaflet continued)
If you are having heart tests
Persantin Retard 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 Retard.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or
planning to get pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding as
Persantin Retard should only be used
during breast-feeding if your doctor
considers it essential.
3. How to take Persantin Retard
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:
One capsule twice a day
Usually one in the morning and one in the
evening
It is best to take it with food
Swallow the capsule whole
Do not crush or chew it
Do not give to children.
If you take more Persantin Retard 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 capsules left.
If you forget to take Persantin Retard
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
the 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 Retard 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.

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
protect the environment.
If the capsules show any signs of deterioration
or discolouration, consult your pharmacist for
advice. If damaged please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

Other side effects are:
Hot flushes
Lowering of blood pressure or increased
heart rate
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

6. Further information
What Persantin Retard contains
Persantin Retard capsules are red and orange
in colour with no markings.

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

The other ingredients in Persantin Retard are:
tartaric acid, povidone, eudragit s 100, talc,
acacia, hypromellose, triactine, dimethicone
300, stearic acid, gelatin, titanium dioxide
(E171), hypromellose phthalate, red and yellow
iron oxide (E172)

The side effects listed below usually go
away as treatment continues:
Headache or feeling dizzy
Being sick (vomiting), feeling sick (nausea),
indigestion or diarrhoea
Muscle pain
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.
5. How to store Persantin Retard
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 30°C. Store in the original
package in order to protect from moisture.
Store in a dry place. Keep the bottle tightly
closed.
Do not use Persantin Retard after the expiry
date which is stated on the carton and
container label after EXP. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not open the container until you are ready
to start taking the capsules. If you have any
capsules left after six weeks, these should not
be taken.

The active substance is dipyridamole.
Each modified release capsule contains
dipyridamole 200 mg. Persantin Retard is a
modified release capsule which releases the
active substance slowly in your body over a
number of hours.

Persantin Retard are available in packs
of 60 capsules.
PL 20774/1289 Persantin Retard 200mg
Modified Release Capsules,
Hard.
POM
Manufactured by: Boehringer Ingelheim bv,
Comeniusstraat 6 1817 MS, Alkmaar, The
Netherlands. Procured from within the EU.
Product Licence Holder: Quadrant
Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Lynstock House,
Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4SA.
Repackaged by: Maxearn Ltd, Bolton,
BL6 4SA.
Leaflet revision date: 11th June 2013
Persantin is a registered trademark of
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

PP2/1289/V2

(leaflet continued overleaf)
Persantin Retard is used:
To help stop blood clots which may occur if
you have had your heart valves replaced.
In people who have had a stroke caused by
a blood clot in the brain.
This medicine reduces the risk of having
another stroke.
1. What Persantin Retard is and what it is
used for
The name of your medicine is Persantin
Retard. 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Persantin Retard is and what it is used
for
2. Before you take Persantin Retard
3. How to take Persantin Retard
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Persantin Retard
6. Further information
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.
The name of your medicine is Persantin Retard
200mg Modified Release Capsules, Hard, but
will be referred to as Persantin Retard
throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

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’
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 Retard
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
Retard can affect the way some other
medicines work. Also some other medicines
can affect the way Persantin Retard works.
Take special care with Persantin Retard
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
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to
you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Persantin Retard.
2. Before you take Persantin Retard
Do not take Persantin Retard if you are
allergic (hypersensitive) to:
Dipyridamole
Any of the other ingredients of Persantin
Retard (see section 6: Further Information)

Persantin Retard 200mg Modified Release Capsules, Hard
dipyridamole
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

PP2/1289/V1

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