AGGRENOX is a prescription medication used to lower the risk of stroke in people who have had a "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.

Lifestyle Changes

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle may be a part of your doctor's plan

In addition to taking AGGRENOX, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to help lower your risk of another stroke. Talk to your doctor to find out which may be best for you.

These may include:

  • Managing high-risk conditions—High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are all serious risk factors for stroke.
  • Quitting smoking—Smoking can double your chances of having a stroke.
  • Limiting alcohol intake—Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of stroke and other high-risk conditions. If you do consume alcohol, it is recommended that you drink no more than 2 drinks per day for men and no more than 1 drink per day for non-pregnant women.
  • Losing weight—Excess weight increases your risk of stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
  • Eating a healthy diet—Here are some recommendations for a healthy diet:
    • Vegetables and fruits
    • Whole-grain and high-fiber foods
    • Fish twice a week
    • Lean meats and poultry
    • No saturated fats
    • Low salt content
  • Starting an exercise routine—Before starting any exercise routine, talk with your doctor to develop an exercise plan that’s right for you. Here are some exercises you can start for more physical activity:
    • Try doing an activity, like stretching, during the day
    • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
    • Go for a brisk walk after lunch or dinner

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aggrenox® (aspirin/extended-release dipyridamole) 25 mg/200 mg capsules is a prescription medicine used to lower the risk of stroke in people who have had a "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.

AGGRENOX should be avoided in patients who are allergic to any ingredient in AGGRENOX, or allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or who have the combination of asthma, runny nose, and nasal polyps. AGGRENOX should not be given to a child or teenager.

AGGRENOX increases the risk of bleeding, including bleeding into the brain, stomach or intestines. Any bleeding you have may take longer to stop when you are taking AGGRENOX.

AGGRENOX should be avoided by patients with a history of stomach ulcers or those who drink three or more alcoholic drinks a day, as these can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients should tell their doctor about all medicines they are taking, especially blood thinners, heparin, warfarin, NSAIDs, heart medicines, or medicines for high blood pressure, including diuretics ("water pills").

AGGRENOX should be avoided during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. AGGRENOX should be avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney problems. The most common side effects of AGGRENOX are headache, upset stomach, and diarrhea.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Aggrenox® (aspirin/extended-release dipyridamole) 25 mg/200 mg capsules is a prescription medicine used to lower the risk of stroke in people who have had a "mini-stroke" (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.

AGGRENOX should be avoided in patients who are allergic to any ingredient in AGGRENOX, or allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or who have the combination of asthma, runny nose, and nasal polyps. AGGRENOX should not be given to a child or teenager.

AGGRENOX increases the risk of bleeding, including bleeding into the brain, stomach or intestines. Any bleeding you have may take longer to stop when you are taking AGGRENOX.

AGGRENOX should be avoided by patients with a history of stomach ulcers or those who drink three or more alcoholic drinks a day, as these can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients should tell their doctor about all medicines they are taking, especially blood thinners, heparin, warfarin, NSAIDs, heart medicines, or medicines for high blood pressure, including diuretics ("water pills").

AGGRENOX should be avoided during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. AGGRENOX should be avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney problems. The most common side effects of AGGRENOX are headache, upset stomach, and diarrhea.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information including Patient Information.