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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process cilostazol properly. Also, both medicines can affect your heart's rhythm.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of cilostazol may increase and cause harmful effects. Taking these medicines together may also increase your risk of an irregular heartbeat, which may be life-threatening.
What you should do about this interaction:
Contact your doctor if you experience headache; diarrhea; dizziness; or bloating or swelling of the ankles, feet, or hands. The dose of your medicines may need adjusting. Let your doctor know right away if you notice an irregular heartbeat or have any dizziness or fainting episodes.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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