Cilostazol is used for the treatment of intermittent claudication and the symptoms it can cause.
How it Works
Cilostazol increases the blood flow by widening or dilating the blood vessels of the affected areas and Cilostazol also reduces the clotting activity of blood cells called platelets. Cilostazol dilates arteries that supply blood to the legs. Cilostazol also improves circulation by keeping platelets in the blood from sticking together and clotting.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Cilostazol can include the symptoms below; Headache, Palpitations, Dizziness, Chest pain, Loss of appetite, Abnormal stool, Diarrhoea, Bleeding, Rash.
Cilostazol is a drug that belongs to the medication class of platelet aggregation inhibitors. This drug is generally prescribed by doctors and pharmacists to treat weakness in the legs, which causes you to have difficulty walking. Consuming this drug helps to increase the flow of blood in the blood vessels thus managing issues of weakness in the legs.
The drug is very effective in treating certain problems related to the flow of blood in intermittent claudication. With its anti platelet property, it can improve the flow of blood in the blood vessels and give you relief from pain, weakness, or numbness in the legs. This drug is a type of inhibitor called Phosphodiesterase. It reduces the risk of blood clots in blood vessels by widening them. It can also be used to treat other conditions if suggested by your doctor. Do not consume this drug without a doctor's recommendation.
Dosage and administration
The drug is available in tablet form in 100 mg and 50 mg strengths. Dosage of this drug varies from person to person based on your responses to the treatment, medical condition, and age. Usually, it is recommended to take 2 doses each day on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before your breakfast and dinner. You can also take it after 2 hours after your previous meal. Try to take the doses at the same time each day on a regular basis to get the most benefit out of it. Do get your prescriptions refilled when they are almost exhausted.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or to any other anti platelets medicine.Consult your doctor and stop taking this drug immediately if you feel any allergic reactions or any side effects.It is best to inform your doctor of your medical history, if you have undergone any surgeries or if you have any diseases related to the heart, kidney, or liver.Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.You may feel dizzy when taking this drug. Do not drive or operate any machinery that needs you to be alert.
This drug can cause some side effects if you are allergic to it or if proper prescription is not followed.Heart rhythmic problems and heart burn.Fever, headache, nausea or indigestion, and rashes on skin.Swelling of lower legs, face or fingers, stomach pain and gas.Vomiting blood or blood in urine.Vision problems and chest pain.Drowsiness, weakness or tiredness.