Drug Class: What is Persantin and why is it prescribed?
Persantin Mechanism: How does Persantin work?
Persantin Dosage: How should you take Persantin
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Persantin
Special information on Persantin
Persantin side effects
|Drug Class: What is Persantin and why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Persantin stops platelets (substances in your blood necessary for blood clotting) from sticking together or attaching to prosthetic heart valve surfaces.
Generic Persantinis used to prevent the formation of blood clots following heart valve replacement surgery.
Generic Persantin is also prescribed in combination with other drugs, such as aspirin, to reduce the damage from a heart attack and prevent a recurrence, to treat angina, and to prevent complications during heart bypass surgery. Generic Persantin is used in combination with blood thinners such as Coumadin.
|Persantin Mechanism: How does Persantin work?|
|Generic Persantin contains the active ingredient dipyridamole, which is a type of medicine known as an antiplatelet agent. Generic Persantin prevents blood cells called platelets from clumping together inside the blood vessels, and is sometimes referred to as a \'blood thinner\'. Generic Persantin also dilates the blood vessels.
Platelets are the blood cells that start off the process of blood clotting. Blood clots normally only form to stop bleeding that has occurred as a result of injury to the tissues. The process is complicated and begins when platelets adhere to the site of damage and clump together. They then produce chemicals that attract more platelets and clotting factors to the area, and eventually a solid clot is formed. This is the body’s natural way of repairing itself.
Sometimes, however, a blood clot can form inside the blood vessels. This is known as a thrombus and can be dangerous because the clot may detach and travel in the bloodstream (thomboembolism). It may eventually get lodged in a blood vessel, thereby blocking the blood supply to a vital organ such as the brain.
Some people have an increased tendency for blood clots to form within the blood vessels. This is usually due to a disturbance in the blood flow within the blood vessels. For example, fatty deposits on the walls of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) can disrupt the blood flow, giving a tendency for platelets to clump together and start off the clotting process. People with heart valve disease who have had an artificial heart valve inserted are also at increased risk of blood clots, because platelets can adhere to the artificial valve. This may lead to a blood clot forming on the valve, which could then detach and travel to the brain, causing a stroke.
Generic Persantin is used to prevent platelets from forming blood clots. Generic Persantin works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme found in platelets called phosphodiesterase.
Inside the platelets phosphodiesterase normally breaks down a chemical called cyclic AMP. Cyclic AMP plays a key role in blood clotting. If the level of cyclic AMP in the platelets is high this prevents the platelets from clumping together. Generic Persantin causes the levels of cyclic AMP in the platelets to rise, because it stops phosphodiesterase from breaking it down. This means that Generic Persantin stops the platelets from clumping together and causing a blood clot.
Generic Persantin is used to prevent blood clots forming on artificial heart valves. Generic Persantin is used in combination with an anticoagulant medicine such as warfarin, which prevents blood clots in a different way. The combination of medicines reduces the chance of a clot forming on the valve and then detaching and travelling in the blood vessels.
Generic Persantin is also given to people who have experienced a stroke or a mini-stroke (transient ischaemic attack) caused by a clot reducing the blood flow to parts of the brain.
|Persantin Dosage: How should you take Persantin|
|Generic Persantin must be taken exactly as your doctor prescribes, at regularly scheduled times.
It is best to take Generic Persantin on an empty stomach, with a full glass of water. However, if this upsets your stomach, you can take Generic Persantin with food or milk.
Do not change from one brand of Generic Persantin to another without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Products manufactured by different companies may not be equally effective.
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|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Persantin|
If Generic Persantin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Persantin with the following:
|Special information on Persantin|
|Most important fact about Generic Persantin
Generic Persantin is sometimes used with aspirin to provide better protection against the formation of blood clots. However, the risk of bleeding may also be increased. To reduce this risk, take only the amount of aspirin prescribed by the same doctor who directed you to take Generic Persantin.
If you need a medication for pain or a fever, do not take extra aspirin without first consulting your doctor.
Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Generic Persantin passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not take Generic Persantin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Special warnings about Generic Persantin
The FDA has not approved Generic Persantin for use by children younger than 12 years of age.
Use Generic Persantin carefully if you have low blood pressure.
Generic Persantin may cause dizziness and so may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Generic Persantin affects you and you are sure it will not affect your performance.
Tell the doctor that you are taking Generic Persantin if you have a medical emergency, and before you have surgery or dental treatment.
|Persantin side effects|
|Why Generic Persantin should not be prescribed?
Generic Persantin should not be used in people with known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.
Generic Persantin should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Generic Persantin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Possible Generic Persantin side effects
More common side effects of Generic Persantin may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Persantin may include:
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