Pletal may be used by intermittent claudication after walking: it assists in relief of intermittent claudication effects (pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness in the foot, hip, thigh, or buttocks).
Consult your doctor, before using Pletal. To define a right dose, look a label on a medicine and instruction.
- Take Pletal at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after eating
- Use Pletal peroral
- Grapefruit, or grapefruit juice and Pletal are incompatible. Make sure, that you don’t drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit when you take Pletal.
- It takes different time for different people to see an effect of Pletal. It can take from 2 up to 12 weeks since you start use Pletal, before you see results and advantages of the medicine.
- Take Pletal separate from eating and drinking.
Being a phosphodiesterase type 3 inhibitor, Pletal helps to provide more blood to the legs by broadening arteries and prevents platelets (particles in the blood involved in blood clotting) from sticking together.
Try not to miss a dose of Pletal. If it happens, take it as you are able to. If it’s time for the next dose or too much time have elapsed, consult with your health care provider, before taking two doses at once. Without the permission don’t take two doses! You also should consult your health care provider or pharmacist, if you omit to take more than one dose.
Store Pletal at the room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.
Pletal Safety information
You are not recommended to use Cilostazol if:
- you have ever had allergic reaction to any ingredient in Pletal;
- you have heart failure.
If any of these symptoms emerge, consult your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible.
- Be careful using Pletal. There can be different side effects including dizziness. Alcohol or some medicines may intensify effects. Before you drive or do some actions that require your full attention, make sure that you are lacking any side effects.
- If you visit your doctor or dentist or you need any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery, you should warn, that you are taking Pletal.
- It’s allowed to do lab tests, including complete blood cell counts, when you use Pletal, in order to take your health checkup or detect possible side effects. You should follow all the prescriptions.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding. Meet your doctor, if you are pregnant or become pregnant. Ask about positive and negative effects of taking Pletal during pregnancy. There is no information about Pletal presence in breast milk, so do not breast-feed if you take Pletal.
Pletal Side effects
Discuss with your doctor possible side effects that may bother you. The most common are the following:
- abnormal stools; back pain; bloating or swelling of ankles, feet, or hands; diarrhea; dizziness; feeling of a whirling motion; gas; headache; increased cough; indigestion; infection; muscle aches; nausea; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain; swelling of the legs and feet.
Be more attentive to the following severe side effects. If some of them appear, consult a doctor immediately:
- severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; fast or irregular heartbeat; pounding in the chest; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds.
You can find here only a common information about Cilostazol. To know more, please, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. They can answer all your questions if you are taking Cilostazol or would like to get more information about it.