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Cilostazol is a medication prescribed to improve walking space and speed in patients with intermittent claudication, recommended dosages and storage information


Cilostazol is indicated for the reduction of symptoms of intermittent claudication, as demonstrated by an increased walking distance.


100mg tiwce daily to be taken 30 minutes before or two hours after breakfast and dinner. Initiate therapy at the dose 50mg twice daily and using with ketoconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin, diltiazem.


Hypersensitivity. Congestive heart failure.

Special Precautions

Cilostazol may induce tachycardia, palpitation, tachyarrhythmia or hypotension. The increase in heart rate associated with cilostazol is approximately 5 to 7 bpm. Patients with a history of ischemic heart disease may be at risk for exacerbations of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction.

Side Effects

Diarrhoea, Increase cough, infection, rhinitis, headache, dizziness, vertigo, palpitation, tachycardia, nausea, abnormal stool, flatulence.

Drug Interactions

Macrolides, Diltiazem.

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