Aggrenox

(Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

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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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    $425.99
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Quick facts about Aggrenox
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aspirin / dipyridamole)

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.
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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.
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How it works

Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It is a combination medication with two ingredients, aspirin and dipyridamole. Both make it harder for your body to form blood clots.

Quick facts about Aggrenox
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aspirin / dipyridamole)
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What to expect when you take Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) for Anticoagulant

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  • Possible side effects
  • Bleeding
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
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Side effect rates for Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

From 3299 clinical trials of Aggrenox when taken for reduce the risk of stroke in people who have had a stroke in the past due to a blood clot
  • Headache
    40%40%
    30%30%
  • Dyspepsia
    20%20%
    17%17%
  • Abdominal Pain
    20%20%
    14%14%
  • Nausea
    20%20%
    14%14%
  • Diarrhea
    13%13%
    10%10%
  • Headache
    10%10%
    4%4%
  • Vomiting
    8%8%
    7%7%
  • Pain
    6%6%
    6%6%
  • Fatigue
    6%6%
    5%5%
  • Arthralgia
    6%6%
    5%5%
  • Nausea
    6%6%
    3%3%
  • Back Pain
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Dizziness
    5%5%
    4%4%
  • Abdominal Pain
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Dyspepsia
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Accidental Injury
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Hemorrhage NOS
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Vomiting
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Convulsions
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Hemorrhage Rectum
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Melena
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Malaise
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Asthenia
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Amnesia
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Arthritis
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Coughing
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Cardiac Failure
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Epistaxis
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Neoplasm NOS
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Anemia
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Diarrhea
    2%2%
  • Stroke
    2%2%
    4%4%
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
    2%2%
    3%3%
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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication reduces the risk of stroke in people who have had a mini-stroke (transient ischemia of the brain) or completed stroke due to thrombosis.

Who is this drug for?

This medication reduces the risk of stroke in people who have had a mini-stroke (transient ischemia of the brain) or completed stroke due to thrombosis.

Common concerns from people taking Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Aggrenox
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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.