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DIPYRIDAMOLE TABLETS 25MG

Active substance(s): DIPYRIDAMOLE

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Dipyridamole
Tablets 25 mg
Each tablet contains
25 mg Dipyridamole.
Also contains lactose
and sucrose.

Metwest
Pharmaceuticals

DIP0025S0084P/LAB004

DIP0025S0084P/LAB004

Last page of the leaflet label

POM
PL 17521/0005

Front side of the leaflet label

DIPYRIDAMOLE 25 mg TABLETS
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, ask your
doctor or 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 become serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take more Dipyridamole than you
should
Contact your doctor or go to a hospital immediately.
Take the medicine pack or container with you so the
doctor knows what you have taken.
If you forget to take Dipyridamole
Don't worry, just take your next scheduled dose at
the correct time. Do not take a double dose to make
up for the one you have missed.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, Dipyridamole can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

THIS LEAFLET CONTAINS

1. What Dipyridamole is for
2. Before you take Dipyridamole
3. How to take Dipyridamole
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dipyridamole
6. Further information
1. WHAT DIPYRIDAMOLE IS FOR

Dipyridamole belongs to a group of medicines called
the anti-platelet agents.
Dipyridamole helps to stop blood clots forming,
particularly when you have artificial heart valves. It
can also be used in combination with aspirin to
prevent blood clots forming in the legs and to

If you have an allergic reaction to
Dipyridamole see a doctor straight away.
An allergic reaction may include:
 Skin rash, itching or red and rasied lumps (hives)
 Swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat
 Difficulty in breathing or wheezing.
If you get any of the following side effects,
STOP TAKING Dipyridamole and see your
doctor as soon as possible:
 Worsening of the symptoms of heart disease
such as chest pain and irregular heart beat
 Fast heart beat
 Increased bleeding during or after surgery
 Red marks on the skin and bruising easily. This
could be the sign of a blood disorder

prevent the blockage of blood vessels following
surgical procedures such as heart bypass surgery.
If you are not sure why you have been prescribed
these tablets then please ask your doctor.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DIPYRIDAMOLE

Do not take Dipyridamole
 If you are allergic to Dipyridamole or any of the
other ingredients in the tablets (listed in section 6
of this leaflet). The signs of an allergic reaction
include a rash, itching or shortness of breath.
Take special care with Dipyridamole
Tell your doctor before you take this medicine if:
 You have angina (chest pain), have recently had
a heart attack or you have circulation or heart


Low blood pressure causing dizziness and
light-headedness

Hot flushes.
In patients who have gallstones, Dipyridamole can
be absorbed into the gallstones.
The side effects listed below usually go away
as treatment continues:
 Headache or feeling dizzy or faint
 Nausea, vomiting, indigestion or diarrhoea
 Muscle pain.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

problems (including low blood pressure)
 You have a bleeding problem
 You have myasthenia gravis (severe tiredness
and muscle weakness particularly in the face
and throat)
 You suffer from migraines (painful headaches
causing nausea, vomiting or problems with your
vision).
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken, any other medicines, even
medicines bought without a prescription.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking any of the following medicines, as they may
affect how Dipyridamole tablets work:

5. HOW TO STORE DIPYRIDAMOLE

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original
package or container and keep the container tightly
closed.
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date, which
is stated on the package or container. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
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. FURTHER INFORMATION

What Dipyridamole tablets contain
The active ingredient in Dipyridamole 25 mg tablets
is dipyridamole. The other ingredients are lactose,
maize starch, povidone, pregelatinised starch,
magnesium stearate, bleached shellac, sucrose,
talc, titanium dioxide (E171), beeswax, carnauba
wax and the colour orange.
What Dipyridamole tablets look like and
contents of the pack
Dipyridamole 25 mg tablets are round orange
sugar-coated tablets.
The tablets come in blister packs and containers of
28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 100, 250, 500 and 1000

Back side of the leaflet label
The text, design and layout is the same for all pack sizes 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 100, 250, 500 and 100 tablets

 Other medicines to stop blood clots forming,
such as Phenindione or Warfarin
 Aspirin for pain and swelling
 Adenosine injection for heart problems or tests
on the heart
 Medicines for high blood pressure
 Medicines that help muscle control, such as
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
 Antacids for indigestion or heartburn.
Having a heart test using an injection of
Dipyridamole
Dipyridamole is sometimes given as an injection to
see if the heart is working properly (myocardial
imaging). If you are going to have an injection of
Dipyridamole, tell the doctor that you are taking

Dipyridamole tablets.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take Dipyridamole if you are pregnant,
planning a pregnancy or breast-feeding, unless your
doctor has told you to.
Driving and using machines
Dipyridamole is not likely to affect your ability to
drive or use any tools or machines.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Dipyridamole
This medicine contains lactose and sucrose. If you
know you have an intolerance to some sugars
contact your doctor before taking Dipyridamole.

tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Metwest Pharmaceuticals Limited,
15 Runnelfield, Harrow on the Hill,
Middlesex HA1 3NY
Manufacturer
Haupt Pharma Berlin GmbH, Gradestraße
13, Moosrosenstraße 5 and Britzer Damm
120, 12347 Berlin, Germany
For more information about this product,
please contact the Marketing Authorisation
Holder.
This leaflet was last approved in 11/2011

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3. HOW TO TAKE DIPYRIDAMOLE

Always take Dipyridamole tablets exactly as
your doctor has told you. Take this medicine by
mouth, ideally before meals. Do not crush or chew
the tablets. Swallow the tablets whole.
Dosage
Your doctor will decide your dose and length of
treatment, as it depends on your condition.
Adults: The usual dose is 300 mg a day. This daily
dose can be split into three or four smaller doses to
be taken through the day. The maximum dose is 600
mg a day.
Elderly: Same dosage as adults.
Children: Not recommended for children.

Dipyridamole
Tablets 25 mg
Each tablet contains
25 mg Dipyridamole.
Also contains lactose.

Metwest

Pharmaceuticals

Tablets for oral use as prescribed
by the physician.
MA Holder:
Metwest Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
15 Runnelfield, Harrow, HA1 3NY
POM
PL 17521/0005
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep the container well closed.
Store out of reach and sight of
children.
Batch number and expiry date on

base.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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