Aggrenox contains a combination of aspirin and dipyridamole. It is also known as Asasantin SR internationally. Aspirin works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. Dipyridamole keeps blood flowing to the brain by stopping platelets in our blood from clumping together. This helps prevent the platelets from forming blood clots, which can lodge in the brain and cause a certain type of stroke. This medication is used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who have had "mini-strokes" (transient ischemic attacks) or a previous stroke due to a blood clot and are at high risk for another stroke. It contains two medications: a very low dose of aspirin and dipyridamole in a slow-release form.
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 side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: Which medications are in Aggrenox?
A: Aggrenox is made up of Dipyridamole and aspirin. You should not try to replace this combination medication with aspirin and dipyridamole taken separately. You would not be able to get the right dose and slow-release dosage form, so the separate medications would not work as well as this combination medication.
Q: Is there a generic alternative to Aggrenox?
A: There is currently no therapeutically equivalent generic alternative to Aggrenox. However you can still make big savings on your Aggrenox by buying from us.
Q: What is the strength of Aggrenox?
A: Aggrenox (Dipyridamole + ASA) comes in a strength of 200/25mg.
Q: Can I take dipyridamole and aspirin separately instead of Aggrenox?
A: You should not try to replace this combination medication with aspirin and dipyridamole taken separately. You would not be able to get the right dose and slow-release dosage form, so the separate medications would not work as well as this combination medication.