Aggrenox (Dipyridamole + ASA) is a combination medication combining aspirin and dipyridamole and is used to reduce the risk of stroke or “mini-stroke” (transient ischemic attack or TIA).
The two medications which combine to make Aggrenox work together in order to reduce the risk of a stroke or “mini-stroke”. Aspirin reduces the substances in the body which cause pain, fever and inflammation while dipyridamole works to keep blood flowing to the brain by stopping platelets in your blood from forming blood clots by clumping together.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Aggrenox side effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following Aggrenox side effects:
Q: What are the other names for Aggrenox?
A: Aggrenox is also be known as Asasantin SR internationally. Asasantin SR is still the brand name Aggrenox and is not a generic alternative. Generic Aggrenox is known as Dipyridamole + ASA.
Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of Aggrenox?
A: If you miss a dose of Aggrenox, take the medication as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at one time.