What is Pletoz (Cilostazol) used for?
Pletoz (Cilostazol) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from intermittent leg pain caused by poor circulation (intermittent claudication). It operates by preventing the action of platelets in the body to stop clotting and increase circulation to the legs Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Pletoz (Cilostazol)?
Pletoz (Cilostazol) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken twice each day. Your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water on an empty stomach. It is suggested to take the tablet one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal to ensure the contents of the stomach are emptied. Do not change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Pletoz (Cilostazol)?
Pletoz (Cilostazol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe headaches, fever, flu symptoms, chest pain, unusual swelling, trouble breathing, painful urination, or blood appearing in the urine. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious side effects to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to stop further complications from occurring.
Pletoz (Cilostazol) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to cilostazole, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have heart disease, liver disease, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Pletoz (Cilostazol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Pletoz (Cilostazol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.