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Drug interactions between Aggrenox and Plavix

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Aggrenox (aspirin/dipyridamole)
Plavix (clopidogrel)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

aspirin clopidogrel

Applies to: Aggrenox (aspirin / dipyridamole) and Plavix (clopidogrel)

Before using aspirin, tell your doctor if you also use clopidogrel. This combination may cause unusual bleeding, severe abdominal pain, weakness, and the appearance of black, tarry stools. If you take both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment if you take both medications. You should also avoid any other over-the-counter NSAID products. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

dipyridamole food

Applies to: Aggrenox (aspirin / dipyridamole)

Caffeine may interfere with the effects of dipyridamole in dilating the arteries. You should avoid caffeine-containing products for at least 24 hours before an imaging procedure involving dipyridamole given by injection. However, no special precaution is necessary if you are taking dipyridamole orally for maintenance.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
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 information available.

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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