Dipyridamole injection

July 17, 2018

Dipyridamole injection

What is this medicine?

DIPYRIDAMOLE (dye peer ID a mole) helps to diagnose possible blockage to the blood vessels that supply your heart. It shows how well blood is flowing to your heart. This can help your doctor or health care professional decide the best treatment.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is part of a diagnostic procedure carried out by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • chest pain, tightness

  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • flushing

  • headache

  • skin rash

  • stomach ache or cramps

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • riociguat

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • adenosine

  • medicines for myasthenia gravis like neostigmine and pyridostigmine

  • theophylline

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • angina

  • asthma

  • low blood pressure

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dipyridamole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.


July 17, 2018