Cilostazol

Resources | Health News | Therapies | Fitness


Cilostazol - Interactions and Warnings


The most common adverse effects involve the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. Inhibitors of cytochrome P-450 isoenzymes 3A4 and 2C19 should be used cautiously in patients taking cilostazol, and this drug is contraindicated in patients with congestive heart failure.
- Am J Health Syst Pharm 2001 Mar 15;58(6):485-93; quiz 494-6 -- Treatment of intermittent claudication with pentoxifylline and cilostazol. -- Tjon JA, Riemann LE.

Potentially dangerous interactions can occur with a variety of prescription and non prescription drugs. Consult with your physician before taking any drugs, herbs or supplements.

Absorption of cilostazol decreased approximately 15% when it was given with lovastatin. Grapefruit juice should be avoided.
- Clin Pharmacokinet 1999;37 Suppl 2:69-77 -- Effect of multiple cilostazol doses on single dose lovastatin pharmacokinetics in healthy volunteers. -- Bramer SL, Brisson J, Corey AE, Mallikaarjun S.

Not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol. Older people may experience more side effects.





last update: November 2008



This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this material to diagnose or treat a health condition or disease without consulting with your healthcare provider.
Privacy Policy  © 1998-2017 Personal Health Zone
Click above for Service Agreement and Contact Information. Accessing this service binds you to terms stated. Advertisements appear throughout this website as a means of funding the site. This site is updated monthly and operates independently of any health associations or organizations. The owner of this site has no medical training and the information presented comes from government resources and health professionals in their respected fields.

Home Page: Personal Health Zone
HONcode accreditation seal. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.