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DIPYRIDAMOLE 100MG/5ML ORAL SUSPENSION

Active substance(s): DIPYRIDAMOLE

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Package leaflet: information for the user

D02211

Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension

Do not store above 25ºC
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
After you open the bottle, this medicine expires after one
month.

Dipyridamole

(Referred to as Dipyridamole Oral Suspension in this leaflet)

What is in this leaflet:

1. What Dipyridamole Oral Suspension is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
3. How to take Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Dipyridamole Oral Suspension is
and what it is used for
The name of this medicine is Dipyridamole Oral
Suspension. It contains dipyridamole. This belongs to a
group of medicines called ‘anti thrombotic agents’, which
are used to help stop blood clots forming which may
occur if you have had your heart valves replaced.

2. What you need to know before you take
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
Do not take Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
• if you are allergic to dipyridamole or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). The
signs of an allergic reaction include a rash, itching or
shortness of breath.
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension is not suitable for
children. Do not give your child Dipyridamole Oral
Suspension.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension if:
• You have angina or other heart problems (including
heart valve or circulation problems)
• You 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
• You have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars (including diabetes)
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dipyridamole
Oral Suspension.
Other medicines and Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have
recently taken or might take any other medicines.
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’
• Antacids – for indigestion
• 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 taking Dipyridamole
Oral Suspension.
Having a heart test using an injection of
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 this medicine may contain the same substance.
If you are going to have an injection of dipyridamole,
tell the doctor that you are taking Dipyridamole Oral
Suspension.
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension with food and drink
Take this medicine half to one hour before food.

Pregnancy, breast•feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this
medicine. Dipyridamole Oral Suspension should only be
used during breast-feeding if your doctor considers it
essential.
Driving and using machines
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension might cause dizziness or
faintness and therefore can affect the ability to drive or
operate machinery.
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension contains Methyl and
Propyl hydroxybenzoates and Liquid Maltitol
• Methyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates may cause
allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
• Liquid Maltitol. If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
(including diabetes), contact your doctor before taking
this medicinal product. May have a mild laxative effect.
Calorific value 2.3 kcal/g maltitol.

3. How to take Dipyridamole Oral
Suspension
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
• The recommended dose is between a total of 300 and
600 mg each day.
• This is taken in three or four separate doses.
• The most you can take in a day is 600 mg.
• Shake the bottle well before use.
If you take more Dipyridamole Oral Suspension than
you should
If you take more of this medicine than you should talk
to a doctor or go to a hospital immediately. Take the
medicine pack with you so the doctor knows what you
have taken.
If you forget to take Dipyridamole Oral Suspension
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose. Take your next dose as soon as you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Allergic Reaction
If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking this
medicine and see a doctor straight away.
The signs may include
• feeling breathless
• runny nose
• severe rash with itching
• itching and swelling
• swelling around the eyes.
Other side effects are:
• Hot flushes
• Lowering of blood pressure
• Worsening of the symptoms of heart disease such as
chest pain and increased heart beat
• A blood problem called ‘thrombocytopenia’ which can
cause bruising and prolonged bleeding from wounds.
This can occur both during or after surgery

Do not use Dipyridamole Oral Suspension after the
expiry date which is stated on the label and carton. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Dipyridamole oral suspension is a bright yellow
suspension with a smell of almonds. Do not use
Dipyridamole Oral Suspension if you notice a change in
the appearance or smell of the medicine.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures will
help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Dipyridamole Oral Suspension contains
• The active substance is Dipyridamole. Each 5ml of
Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension contains
100mg Dipyridamole.
• The other ingredients are methyl hydroxybenzoate
(E218), propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216), propylene
glycol (E1520), xanthan gum (E415), ammonium
glycyrrhizinate, almond flavour (including ethanol),
liquid maltitol (E965), polysorbate 80 (E433),
simethicone emulsion, magnesium aluminium silicate,
disodium hydrogen phosphate (E339), citric acid
monohydrate (E330) and purified water.
What Dipyridamole Oral Suspension looks like and
contents of the pack
Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension is a bright
yellow oral suspension with a smell of almonds and is
available in 150 ml amber glass bottles.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Martindale Pharma
Bamptom Road, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Manufacturers
Martindale Pharmaceuticals
Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 8UG
United Kingdom
Nupharm Laboratories Limited
2 Newtech Square, Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside,
Flintshire, CH5 2NT
United Kingdom
PL 00156/0358
MA 105/00802
This medicinal product is authorised in the following
member states of the EEA under the following names:
UK Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension
MT Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension
This leaflet was last revised in July 2012.

In people who have gallstones, the dipyridamole in this
medicine can be absorbed into the gallstone.
The side effects listed below usually go away as
treatment continues:
• Headache or feeling dizzy or faint
• Being sick (vomiting), feeling sick (nausea), indigestion
or diarrhoea
• Muscle pain
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet.
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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
• 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 only. Do
not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if
their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet

5. How to store Dipyridamole Oral
Suspension

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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