Medicines similar to Cilostazol have shortened the lives of people with heart failure. Do not use Cilostazol if you have any type of heart failure.
Reducing attacks of intermittent claudication (pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness in the foot, hip, thigh, or buttocks) that may occur after walking. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Cilostazol is a phosphodiesterase type 3 inhibitor. Cilostazol works by widening arteries that supply blood to the legs. It also decreases the ability of platelets (particles in the blood involved in blood clotting) to stick together.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Cilostazol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cilostazol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cilostazol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Cilostazol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cilostazol .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal stools; back pain; bloating or swelling of ankles, feet, or hands; diarrhea; dizziness; feeling of a whirling motion; gas; headache; increased cough; indigestion; infection; muscle aches; nausea; runny nose; sore throat; stomach pain; swelling of the legs and feet.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; fast or irregular heartbeat; pounding in the chest; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; fatigue; low blood pressure; severe headache; weakness.Proper storage of Cilostazol :
Store Cilostazol between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cilostazol out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cilostazol . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.