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Drug interactions between COPD and Persantine

Results for the following 2 drugs:
COPD (dyphylline/guaifenesin)
Persantine (dipyridamole)

Interactions between your drugs


dipyridamole dyphylline

Applies to: Persantine (dipyridamole) and COPD (dyphylline / guaifenesin)

Ask your doctor before using dipyridamole together with dyphylline. Using these medications together can decrease the effects of dipyridamole. It is recommended that dyphylline including caffeine be avoided for 12 to 24 hours before dipyridamole administration. You may need a dose adjustment or special test if you use both medications. 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


dipyridamole food

Applies to: Persantine (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 warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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.