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Package leaflet: Information for the user
PLADIZOL 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.

•• acetylsalicylic acid
•• clopidogrel
•• anticoagulant medicines (e.g. warfarin, dabigatran,
rivaroxaban, apixaban or low molecular weight heparins)

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, please ask your doctor or
your pharmacist or nurse.
–– 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 of
nurse. This is includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. See section 4.

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

In this leaflet:
1. What PLADIZOL is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take PLADIZOL
3. How to take PLADIZOL
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store PLADIZOL
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What PLADIZOL is and what it is used for
PLADIZOL 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 PLADIZOL for „intermittent
claudication“. Intermittent claudication is the cramplike pain
in your legs when you walk and is caused by insufficient blood
supply in your legs. PLADIZOL 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 lifestyle 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 PLADIZOL
Do not take PLADIZOL
•• if you are allergic to cilostazol or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6).
•• 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
–– 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
•• if you are pregnant.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before taking
•• 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 Pladizol make sure that
•• If you need to have surgery including having teeth removed,
tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking PLADIZOL.
•• If you experience easy bruising or bleeding, stop taking
PLADIZOL and tell your doctor.
Children and adolescents
PLADIZOL is not suitable for children.
Other medicines and PLADIZOL
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other medicines.
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:

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Certain medicines may interfere with the effect of PLADIZOL
when taken together. They may either increase the side effects
of PLADIZOL or make PLADIZOL less effective. PLADIZOL
may do the same to other medicines. Before you start taking
PLADIZOL, 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,
•• carbamazepin or phenytoin (to treat convulsions)
•• St. John’s wort (a herbal remedy)
•• anagrelide (to treat essential thrombocythemia)
If you are not sure if this applies to your medicines ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Before you start taking PLADIZOL, please inform your doctor
if you are taking medicines for high blood pressure because
PLADIZOL 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 PLADIZOL together and your doctor will be able
to decide what is suitable for you.
PLADIZOL with food and drink and alcohol
PLADIZOL tablets should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast
and the evening meal or two hours afterwards.
Always take your tablets with a drink of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding and fertility
PLADIZOL MUST NOT be used during pregnancy.
For breast-feeding mothers use of PLADIZOL is NOT
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.
Driving and using machines
PLADIZOL may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy after taking
PLADIZOL tablets, DO NOT drive and do not use any tools or
machines and inform your doctor or pharmacist.
3. How to take PLADIZOL

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 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 Pladizol.
PLADIZOL 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 PLADIZOL 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.
Use in children and adolescents.
PLADIZOL is not suitable for children.
If you take more PLADIZOL than you should
If for any reason you have taken more PLADIZOL 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

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medicine you have taken.

5. How to store PLADIZOL

If you forget to take PLADIZOL
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.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

If you stop taking PLADIZOL
If you stop taking PLADIZOL the pain in your legs may come
back or get worse. Therefore, you should only stop taking
PLADIZOL if you notice side effects requiring urgent medical
attention (see section 4) or if your doctor tells you to.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine,
ask your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine 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 PLADIZOL and
contact a doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately.
•• stroke
•• heart attack
•• heart problems which can cause shortness of breath or ankle
•• irregular heart beat (new or worsening)
•• noticeable bleeding
•• easy bruising
•• serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and
•• 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.
These side effects may occur with certain frequencies, which
are defined as follows:
•• very common: affects more than 1 user in 10
•• common: affects 1 to 10 users in 100
•• uncommon: affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000
•• rare: affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000
•• very rare: affects less than 1 user in 10,000
•• not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available
The following side effects have been reported for
PLADIZOL. You should tell your doctor as soon as possible:
Very common side effects may include: headache; abnormal
stools; diarrhea.

Store below 25°C.
Do not use this medicine 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.
Do not throw away any medicines of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect
the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What PLADIZOL contains
•• The active substance is cilostazol. One tablet contains 100 mg
•• The other ingredients are sorbitol, talc, microcrystalline
cellulose, crospovidone, carmellose calcium, colloidal
anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate and stearic acid.
What PLADIZOL looks like and contents of the pack
The PLADIZOL 100 tablet is white or almost white, round,
biconvex and marked with C100 tablet. Dimensions: diameter
of 8.6 mm ± 25% and thickness of 4.20 mm ± 25%.
Your medicine is supplied in pack of 28, 56, 60, 98, 112, 120,
168, 180 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing authorisation holder:
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o.
Hvězdova 1716/2b
140 78 Praha 4
Czech Republic
Laboratorios Normon, S.A.
Ronda de Valdecarrizo 6, 28760 - Tres Cantos, Madrid
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o.
Hvězdova 1716/2b
140 78 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Production site address:
Fibichova 143, 566 17 Vysoké Mýto
Czech Republic
This leaflet was last revised in 03/2015

Common side effects may include: 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
Uncommon side effects may include: heart attack; irregular
heart heat (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 may include: 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 PLADIZOL 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.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card
Scheme: By reporting side
effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

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