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Generic name: dipyridamole (oral/injection) [DYE-pir-ID-a-mole]
Classification of drugs: cardiac stress agents, platelet aggregation inhibitors

What is Persantine?

Persantine oral solution is utilized to prevent blood clots that occur after the replacement of the heart valve. Persantine injections are an element of testing to determine how your heart is pumping blood. It is often referred to as a "stress test." Persantine is also used for different purposes that aren't mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Persantine

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face,

Persantine could cause severe adverse effects. Consult your doctor immediately in the event of:

  • An euphoric feeling, similar to you're passing out;
  • Chest pain; or
  • Problems with the liver: abdominal pain the itching, weight loss, the dark color of urine, stools with clay, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Senior adults are more likely to experience lightheadedness when taking persantine.

Common negative effects of persantine include:

  • Headache;
  • Dizziness;
  • Rashes or
  • Upset stomach.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Aspirin, warfarin, Coumadin, Lexiscan, Adenocard, Ecotrin, and Jantoven


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.

How to take Persantine?

You shouldn't make use of Persantine if you are sensitive to it.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Coronary arteriatric disorder (hardened arteries);
  • A heart attack;
  • Chest pain that is not controlled (angina);
  • Myasthenia gravis;
  • Low blood pressure (or
  • The liver condition.

Before you undergo the stress test using the Persantine injection, tell your doctor if you currently use this medicine in your mouth or are taking the asthma medicine known as theophylline. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Persantine orally is not permitted for use by any person who is younger then 12 years of age. This injector is only for adults.

How to take Persantine?

Follow the instructions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter the dosage. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.

Persantine oral is taken through the mouth and sometimes in conjunction with other medications to stop blood clots. Take all medications according to the directions, and carefully read the medical guides you are given. Do not alter your dose or schedule of dosing without your physician's guidance. You might require frequent medical tests. Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Persantine injections are administered as an injection into veins. The healthcare professional will offer you this medication and other injections in the course of your stress test. If you need to take a stress test while you're taking Persantine in a mouthful, it is possible to discontinue taking the medication for 48 hours prior to your stress test. Follow the instructions on the best way to get ready for the test.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but avoid your missed dosage if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time. Persantine is one dose and does not have a day-to-day dosing schedule.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. Flushing symptoms can be a result of an overdose. They include warmth, redness, or a tingly sensation, or a feeling of unrest, sweating, weakness, and falling asleep.

What should be avoided?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking aspirin or any other medication to treat discomfort, fever, swelling, and cold or flu symptoms. Be careful not to get up too quickly from lying or sitting in a position where you could get dizzy. Start slowly and steadie yourself to prevent falling. For 24 hours prior to taking the stress test Your doctor may advise you to stay clear of certain foods or drinks that contain caffeine (such as tea, coffee, chocolate, and energy drinks). Follow these steps carefully in order to avoid being delayed or canceled.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you take, particularly:

  • Medication used to cure those suffering from Parkinson's disease
  • Medication for treating Alzheimer's disease or other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Persantine, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs. are listed here.