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Aggrenox

(Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Prevents blood clots that can cause a stroke.

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Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) prevents blood clots and stroke, but cheaper options are available that work just as well.

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Upsides

  • This helps to prevent strokes for people who had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) before.
  • In clinical studies, Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) lowered the chance of another stroke for a person with a previous stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) by 36%.
  • Works better than either aspirin or dipyridamole alone to prevent strokes.
  • Works as well as Plavix (clopidogrel), another antiplatelet medication, to prevent stroke.

Downsides

  • Raises your risk for bleeding and bruising.
  • Has to be taken twice a day unlike Plavix that only has to be taken once daily.
  • Can be more expensive than other alternatives that are available as a generic.
  • Can't be used by people with an aspirin allergy, or a history of stomach ulcers.

What to expect when you take Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) for Anticoagulant

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Side effect rates for Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

3299 From clinical trials of Aggrenox / Reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had a stroke in the past due to a blood clot
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Risks and Warnings for Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Children 18 years or younger recovering from viral infections

    Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) use is linked to a condition called Reye's syndrome that causes liver and brain swelling. This is rare but very serious. Let your doctor know about any nausea, vomiting, unusually low energy, or changes in behavior.

Common concerns from people taking Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

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Pregnancy
Food
  • Do not crush or chew capsules. Can take with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Do not use Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) if you have severe kidney disease.