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Dipyridamole and Aspirin (Systemic)

Brand Names : ASA, salicylic acid acetate, Aggrenox, acetylsalicylic acid

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

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Dipyridamole (dye-peer-ID-a-mole) and aspirin (AS-pir-in) is used to lessen the chance of stroke that may occur when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by blood clots. It is given only when there is a larger-than-usual chance that these problems may occur. For example, it is given to people who have had a stroke, because dangerous blood clots are especially likely to occur in these patients. Dipyridamole and aspirin work by helping to prevent dangerous blood clots from forming.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule (extended-release dipyridamole and immediate-release aspirin ) (U.S.and Canada)
Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Aggrenox

In Canada -

  • Aggrenox

Other commonly used names are


acetylsalicylic acidASAsalicylic acid acetate


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