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Pletal® 100 mg Tablets

2387
10.05.16[5]

(cilostazol)

▼This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick
identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side
effects you may get. See the end of section 4 for how to report side effects.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
The name of your medicine is Pletal 100 mg Tablets but will be referred to
as Pletal throughout the leaflet.
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, please ask your doctor or your
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 serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Pletal is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Pletal
3. How to take Pletal
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pletal
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT PLETAL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Pletal belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 3
inhibitors.
It has several actions which include widening of some blood vessels and
reducing the clotting activity (clumping) of some blood cells called platelets
inside your vessels.
You have been prescribed Pletal for “intermittent claudication”. Intermittent
claudication is the cramp-like pain in your legs when you walk and is
caused by insufficient blood supply in your legs. Pletal can increase the
distance you can walk without pain since it improves the blood circulation in
your legs. Cilostazol is only recommended for patients whose symptoms
have not improved sufficiently after making life-style modifications (such as
stopping smoking and increasing exercise) and after other appropriate
interventions. It is important that you continue the modifications you have
made to your life-style whilst taking cilostazol.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE PLETAL
Do not take Pletal
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cilostazol or any of the other
ingredients of Pletal.
- if you have the condition "heart failure".
- if you have persistent chest pain at rest, or have had a “heart attack” or
any heart surgery in the last six months.
- if you have now or previously suffered from blackouts due to heart
disease, or any severe disturbances of the heart beat.
- if you know that you have a condition which increases your risk of
bleeding or bruising, such as:
- active stomach ulcer(s).
- stroke in the past six months.
- problems with your eyes if you have diabetes.
- if your blood pressure is not well controlled.
- if you are taking both acetylsalicylic acid and clopidogrel, or any
combination of two or more medicines which can increase your risk of
bleeding [ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure].
- if you have severe kidney disease or moderate or severe liver disease.
- if you are pregnant.
Take special care with Pletal
Before taking Pletal make sure your doctor knows:
- if you have a severe heart problem or any problems with your heart beat.
- if you have problems with your blood pressure.
During treatment with Pletal make sure that
- If you need to have surgery including having teeth removed, tell your
doctor or dentist that you are taking Pletal.
- If you experience easy bruising or bleeding, stop taking Pletal and tell
your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Before you start taking Pletal please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.

You should specifically inform your doctor if you take some medicines
usually used to treat painful and/or inflammatory conditions of muscle or
joints, or if you take medicines to reduce blood clotting. These medicines
include:
- acetylsalicylic acid
- clopidogrel
- anticoagulant medicines (e.g. warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban,
apixaban or low molecular weight heparins).
If you are taking such medicines with Pletal your doctor may perform some
routine blood tests.
Certain medicines may interfere with the effect of Pletal when taken
together. They may either increase the side effects of Pletal or make Pletal
less effective. Pletal may do the same to other medicines. Before you start
taking Pletal, please tell your doctor if you are taking:
- erythromycin, clarithromycin or rifampicin (antibiotics)
- ketoconazole (to treat fungal infections)
- omeprazole (to treat excess acid in the stomach)
- diltiazem (to treat high blood pressure or chest pain)
- cisapride (to treat stomach disorders)
- lovastatin, simvastatin or atorvastatin (to treat high cholesterol in the
blood)
- halofantrine (to treat malaria)
- pimozide (to treat mental illnesses)
- ergot derivatives (to treat migraine, e.g. ergotamine, dihydroergotamine)
- carbamazepine or phenytoin (to treat convulsions)
- St. John’s wort (a herbal remedy)
If you are not sure if this applies to your medicines ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
Before you start taking Pletal, please inform your doctor if you are taking
medicines for high blood pressure because Pletal may have an additional
lowering effect on your blood pressure. If your blood pressure falls too low,
this could cause a fast heartbeat. These medicines include:
- diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide)
- calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil, amlodipine)
- ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, lisinopril)
- angiotensin II receptor blockers (e.g., valsartan, candesartan)
- beta blockers (e.g., labetalol, carvedilol);
It may still be all right for you to take the above mentioned medicines and
Pletal together and your doctor will be able to decide what is suitable for
you.
Taking Pletal with food and drink
Pletal tablets should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast and the evening
meal.
Always take your tablets with a drink of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pletal MUST NOT be used during pregnancy.
For breast-feeding mothers use of Pletal is NOT RECOMMENDED.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Pletal may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy after taking Pletal tablets,
DO NOT drive and do not use any tools or machines and inform your
doctor or pharmacist.
3. HOW TO TAKE PLETAL
Always take Pletal 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 100 mg tablet twice a day (morning and evening).
This dose does not need to be changed for elderly people. However,
your doctor may prescribe a lower dose if you are taking other medicines
which may have an effect on Pletal.
- Pletal tablets should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast and the
evening meal. Always take your tablets with a drink of water.
Some benefits of taking Pletal may be felt within 4 ‑12 weeks of treatment.
Your doctor will assess your progress after 3 months of treatment and may
recommend that you discontinue cilostazol if the effect of treatment is
insufficient.
Pletal is not suitable for children.
If you take more Pletal than you should
If for any reason you have taken more Pletal tablets than you should, you
may have signs and symptoms such as severe headache, diarrhoea, a fall
in blood pressure and irregularities of your heartbeat.
If you have taken more tablets than your prescribed dose, contact
your doctor or your local hospital immediately. Remember to take the
pack with you so that it is clear what medicine you have taken.

If you forget to take Pletal
If you miss a dose, do not worry; wait until the next dose to take your next
tablet and then carry on as normal. DO NOT take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Pletal
If you stop taking Pletal the pain in your legs may come back or get worse.
Therefore, you should only stop taking Pletal if you notice side effects
requiring urgent medical attention (see section 4) or if your doctor tells you
to.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Pletal can cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
If any of the following side effects happen, you may need urgent
medical attention. Stop taking Pletal and contact a doctor or go to the
nearest hospital immediately.
- stroke
- heart attack
- heart problems which can cause shortness of breath or ankle swelling
- irregular heart beat (new or worsening)
- noticeable bleeding
- easy bruising
- serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes caused by liver or blood
problems (jaundice)
You should also tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever or sore
throat. You may need to have some blood tests and your doctor will decide
on your further treatment.
The following side effects have been reported for Pletal. You should
tell your doctor as soon as possible:
Very common side effects (affecting more than 1 in 10 people)
- headache
- abnormal stools
- diarrhoea
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10, but more than 1 in 100
people)
- fast heart beat
- heart pounding (palpitation)
- chest pain
- dizziness
- sore throat
- runny nose (rhinitis)
- abdominal pain
- abdominal discomfort (indigestion)
- feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
- loss of appetite (anorexia)
- excessive burping or wind (flatulence)
- swelling of ankles, feet or face
- rash or changes in appearance of the skin
- itchy skin
- patchy bleeding in the skin
- general weakness

Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000, but more than 1 in 10,000
people):
- tendency to bleed for longer than usual
- increase in the platelets in the blood
- problems with the kidneys

The following side effects have been reported during the use of Pletal
but it is not known how frequently they may occur:
- changes in the blood pressure
- decrease in red cells, white cells and platelets in your blood
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty moving
- fever
- hot flushes
- eczema and other skin rashes
- reduced sensation of the skin
- runny or sticky eyes (conjunctivitis)
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- liver problems including hepatitis
- changes in the urine
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE PLETAL
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Pletal after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and
blister after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last date of the month.
If the tablets become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration,
consult your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
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. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Pletal contains
- The active substance is cilostazol.
Each tablet contains 100 mg cilostazol.
- The other ingredients are maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose,
carmellose calcium, hypromellose and magnesium stearate.
What Pletal looks like and contents of the pack
Pletal are white, round, flat-faced tablets, debossed with “OG 30” on one
side and plain on the reverse side.
Pletal is supplied in packs of 56 tablets.

Uncommon side effects (affecting less than 1 in 100, but more than 1 in
1,000 people)
- heart attack
- irregular heart beat (new or worsening)
- heart problems that can cause shortness of breath or ankle swelling
- pneumonia
- cough
- chills
- unexpected bleeding
- tendency to bleed (e.g., of the stomach, eye or muscle, nose bleed and
blood in spit or urine)
- decrease in red cells in the blood
- dizziness on standing up
- fainting
- anxiety
- difficulty sleeping
- unusual dreams
- allergic reaction
- aches and pains
- diabetes and increased blood sugar
- stomach ache (gastritis)
- malaise
There may be a higher risk of bleeding into the eye in people with diabetes.

MANUFACTURER AND PRODUCT LICENCE HOLDER
Manufactured by AndersonBrecon (UK) Ltd., Wye Valley Business Park,
Brecon road, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5PG. U.K. Procured from within
the EU by Product Licence holder Tenolol Ltd., 5 Sandridge Close, Harrow,
Middlesex, HA1 1XD. Repackaged by Servipharm Ltd.
POM

PL 30900/2387

Leaflet revision and issue date 10.05.16[5]
Pletal is a trademark of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

2387
10.05.16[5]

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

You should specifically inform your doctor if you take some medicines
usually used to treat painful and/or inflammatory conditions of muscle or
joints, or if you take medicines to reduce blood clotting. These medicines
include:
- acetylsalicylic acid
- clopidogrel
- anticoagulant medicines (e.g. warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban,
apixaban or low molecular weight heparins).

The name of your medicine is Cilostazol 100 mg Tablets but will be referred
to as Cilostazol throughout the leaflet.

If you are taking such medicines with Cilostazol your doctor may perform
some routine blood tests.

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, please ask your doctor or your
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 serious, or if you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Certain medicines may interfere with the effect of Cilostazol when taken
together. They may either increase the side effects of Cilostazol or make
Cilostazol less effective. Cilostazol may do the same to other medicines.
Before you start taking Cilostazol, please tell your doctor if you are taking:
- erythromycin, clarithromycin or rifampicin (antibiotics)
- ketoconazole (to treat fungal infections)
- omeprazole (to treat excess acid in the stomach)
- diltiazem (to treat high blood pressure or chest pain)
- cisapride (to treat stomach disorders)
- lovastatin, simvastatin or atorvastatin (to treat high cholesterol in the
blood)
- halofantrine (to treat malaria)
- pimozide (to treat mental illnesses)
- ergot derivatives (to treat migraine, e.g. ergotamine, dihydroergotamine)
- carbamazepine or phenytoin (to treat convulsions)
- St. John’s wort (a herbal remedy)

Cilostazol 100 mg Tablets

▼This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick
identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side
effects you may get. See the end of section 4 for how to report side effects.

In this leaflet:
1. What Cilostazol is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Cilostazol
3. How to take Cilostazol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cilostazol
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT CILOSTAZOL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Cilostazol belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 3
inhibitors.
It has several actions which include widening of some blood vessels and
reducing the clotting activity (clumping) of some blood cells called platelets
inside your vessels.
You have been prescribed Cilostazol for “intermittent claudication”.
Intermittent claudication is the cramp-like pain in your legs when you walk
and is caused by insufficient blood supply in your legs. Cilostazol can
increase the distance you can walk without pain since it improves the blood
circulation in your legs. Cilostazol is only recommended for patients whose
symptoms have not improved sufficiently after making life-style
modifications (such as stopping smoking and increasing exercise) and after
other appropriate interventions. It is important that you continue the
modifications you have made to your life-style whilst taking cilostazol.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE CILOSTAZOL
Do not take Cilostazol
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cilostazol or any of the other
ingredients of Cilostazol.
- if you have the condition "heart failure".
- if you have persistent chest pain at rest, or have had a “heart attack” or
any heart surgery in the last six months.
- if you have now or previously suffered from blackouts due to heart
disease, or any severe disturbances of the heart beat.
- if you know that you have a condition which increases your risk of
bleeding or bruising, such as:
- active stomach ulcer(s).
- stroke in the past six months.
- problems with your eyes if you have diabetes.
- if your blood pressure is not well controlled.
- if you are taking both acetylsalicylic acid and clopidogrel, or any
combination of two or more medicines which can increase your risk of
bleeding [ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure].
- if you have severe kidney disease or moderate or severe liver disease.
- if you are pregnant.
Take special care with Cilostazol
Before taking Cilostazol make sure your doctor knows:
- if you have a severe heart problem or any problems with your heart beat.
- if you have problems with your blood pressure.
During treatment with Cilostazol make sure that
- If you need to have surgery including having teeth removed, tell your
doctor or dentist that you are taking Cilostazol.
- If you experience easy bruising or bleeding, stop taking Cilostazol and
tell your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Before you start taking Cilostazol please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.

If you are not sure if this applies to your medicines ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
Before you start taking Cilostazol, please inform your doctor if you are
taking medicines for high blood pressure because Cilostazol may have an
additional lowering effect on your blood pressure. If your blood pressure
falls too low, this could cause a fast heartbeat. These medicines include:
- diuretics (e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide)
- calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil, amlodipine)
- ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril, lisinopril)
- angiotensin II receptor blockers (e.g., valsartan, candesartan)
- beta blockers (e.g., labetalol, carvedilol);
It may still be all right for you to take the above mentioned medicines and
Cilostazol together and your doctor will be able to decide what is suitable
for you.
Taking Cilostazol with food and drink
Cilostazol tablets should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast and the
evening meal.
Always take your tablets with a drink of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Cilostazol MUST NOT be used during pregnancy.
For breast-feeding mothers use of Cilostazol is NOT RECOMMENDED.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Cilostazol may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy after taking Cilostazol
tablets, DO NOT drive and do not use any tools or machines and inform
your doctor or pharmacist.
3. HOW TO TAKE CILOSTAZOL
Always take Cilostazol 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 100 mg tablet twice a day (morning and evening).
This dose does not need to be changed for elderly people. However,
your doctor may prescribe a lower dose if you are taking other medicines
which may have an effect on Cilostazol.
- Cilostazol tablets should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast and the
evening meal. Always take your tablets with a drink of water.
Some benefits of taking Cilostazol may be felt within 4 ‑12 weeks of
treatment. Your doctor will assess your progress after 3 months of
treatment and may recommend that you discontinue cilostazol if the effect
of treatment is insufficient.
Cilostazol is not suitable for children.
If you take more Cilostazol than you should
If for any reason you have taken more Cilostazol tablets than you should,
you may have signs and symptoms such as severe headache, diarrhoea, a
fall in blood pressure and irregularities of your heartbeat.
If you have taken more tablets than your prescribed dose, contact
your doctor or your local hospital immediately. Remember to take the
pack with you so that it is clear what medicine you have taken.

If you forget to take Cilostazol
If you miss a dose, do not worry; wait until the next dose to take your next
tablet and then carry on as normal. DO NOT take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Cilostazol
If you stop taking Cilostazol the pain in your legs may come back or get
worse. Therefore, you should only stop taking Cilostazol if you notice side
effects requiring urgent medical attention (see section 4) or if your doctor
tells you to.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Cilostazol can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If any of the following side effects happen, you may need urgent
medical attention. Stop taking Cilostazol and contact a doctor or go to
the nearest hospital immediately.
- stroke
- heart attack
- heart problems which can cause shortness of breath or ankle swelling
- irregular heart beat (new or worsening)
- noticeable bleeding
- easy bruising
- serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes caused by liver or blood
problems (jaundice)
You should also tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever or sore
throat. You may need to have some blood tests and your doctor will decide
on your further treatment.
The following side effects have been reported for Cilostazol. You
should tell your doctor as soon as possible:
Very common side effects (affecting more than 1 in 10 people)
- headache
- abnormal stools
- diarrhoea
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10, but more than 1 in 100
people)
- fast heart beat
- heart pounding (palpitation)
- chest pain
- dizziness
- sore throat
- runny nose (rhinitis)
- abdominal pain
- abdominal discomfort (indigestion)
- feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
- loss of appetite (anorexia)
- excessive burping or wind (flatulence)
- swelling of ankles, feet or face
- rash or changes in appearance of the skin
- itchy skin
- patchy bleeding in the skin
- general weakness
Uncommon side effects (affecting less than 1 in 100, but more than 1 in
1,000 people)
- heart attack
- irregular heart beat (new or worsening)
- heart problems that can cause shortness of breath or ankle swelling
- pneumonia
- cough
- chills
- unexpected bleeding
- tendency to bleed (e.g., of the stomach, eye or muscle, nose bleed and
blood in spit or urine)
- decrease in red cells in the blood
- dizziness on standing up
- fainting
- anxiety
- difficulty sleeping
- unusual dreams
- allergic reaction
- aches and pains
- diabetes and increased blood sugar
- stomach ache (gastritis)
- malaise
There may be a higher risk of bleeding into the eye in people with diabetes.

Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1,000, but more than 1 in 10,000
people):
- tendency to bleed for longer than usual
- increase in the platelets in the blood
- problems with the kidneys
The following side effects have been reported during the use of
Cilostazol but it is not known how frequently they may occur:
- changes in the blood pressure
- decrease in red cells, white cells and platelets in your blood
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty moving
- fever
- hot flushes
- eczema and other skin rashes
- reduced sensation of the skin
- runny or sticky eyes (conjunctivitis)
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- liver problems including hepatitis
- changes in the urine
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CILOSTAZOL
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Cilostazol after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and
blister after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last date of the month.
If the tablets become discoloured or show any other signs of deterioration,
consult your pharmacist who will tell you what to do.
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. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Cilostazol contains
- The active substance is cilostazol.
Each tablet contains 100 mg cilostazol.
- The other ingredients are maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose,
carmellose calcium, hypromellose and magnesium stearate.
What Cilostazol looks like and contents of the pack
Cilostazol are white, round, flat-faced tablets, debossed with “OG 30” on
one side and plain on the reverse side.
Cilostazol is supplied in packs of 56 tablets.
MANUFACTURER AND PRODUCT LICENCE HOLDER
Manufactured by AndersonBrecon (UK) Ltd., Wye Valley Business Park,
Brecon road, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5PG. U.K. Procured from within
the EU by Product Licence holder Tenolol Ltd., 5 Sandridge Close, Harrow,
Middlesex, HA1 1XD. Repackaged by Servipharm Ltd.
POM

PL 30900/2387

Leaflet revision and issue date 10.05.16[5]

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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