What may interact with Cilostazol?

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

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-agents that prevent or treat blood clots like enoxaparin or warfarin
-erythromycin or clarithromycin
-some medications for treating depression like fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone
-some medications for treating fungal infections like ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole

What should I tell my health care provider before I take Cilostazol?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
-bleeding disorder or hemophilia
-history of heart failure, heart attack, or other heart disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to cilostazol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using Cilostazol?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may take 2 to 4 weeks for your condition to start to get better once you begin taking this medicine. In some people, it can take as long as 3 months for the condition to get better.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug 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 can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Smoking may have effects on the circulation that may limit the benefits you receive from this medicine. You may wish to discuss how to stop smoking with your doctor or health care professional.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.