Pletal (Cilostazol) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Pletal is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the symptoms of claudication (leg cramps during exercise). Pletal is also referred to by its drug name, Cilostazol.

Pletal is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. It is believed that Pletal works by inhibiting the formation of clots and relaxing the blood vessels.

How do I take it?
Pletal is generally taken twice daily.

Pletal comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Pletal lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, weakness, cold symptoms, cough, numbness or tingling sensations, fast heartbeat, leg cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and unusual stools.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Pletal can include thrombocytopenia, a lack of platelets that can lead to abnormal bleeding.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Pletal – RxList

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