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Dipyridamole Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with dipyridamole.


Dipyridamole (applies to dipyridamole) bronchospasm

Major Potential Hazard, Low plausibility. Applicable conditions: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dipyridamole is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor and can exacerbate bronchospasm, particularly in patients with reactive airway disease and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Therapy with dipyridamole is contraindicated in patients with active wheezing and should be administered cautiously in patients with asthma or COPD.


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Dipyridamole (applies to dipyridamole) conduction abnormalities

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Arrhythmias

Serious adverse reactions associated with the administration of intravenous dipyridamole have included cardiac death, fatal and non- fatal myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation, symptomatic ventricular tachycardia, stroke, transient cerebral ischemia, seizures, anaphylactoid reaction and bronchospasm. There have been reported cases of asystole, sinus node arrest, sinus node depression and conduction block. Patients with abnormalities of cardiac impulse formation/conduction or severe coronary artery disease may be at increased risk for these events. Caution is recommended.


  1. "Product Information. Persantine (dipyridamole)." Boehringer-Ingelheim (2002):

Dipyridamole (applies to dipyridamole) hypotension

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Dipyridamole can cause peripheral vasodilation. Therapy with dipyridamole should be administered cautiously in patients with hypotension.


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  2. "Product Information. Persantine (dipyridamole)." Boehringer-Ingelheim (2002):
  3. Roach PJ, Magee MA, Freedman SB "Asystole and bradycardia during dipyridamole stress testing in patients receiving beta blockers." Int J Cardiol 42 (1993): 92-4
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Dipyridamole (applies to dipyridamole) myasthenia gravis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Low plausibility.

Myasthenia gravis patients receiving therapy with cholinesterase inhibitors may experience worsening of their disease in the presence of dipyridamole. Caution should be exercised with these patients.


  1. "Product Information. Persantine (dipyridamole)." Boehringer-Ingelheim (2002):

Dipyridamole drug interactions

There are 150 drug interactions with dipyridamole.

Dipyridamole alcohol/food interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with dipyridamole.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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