Persantine , also known as dipyridamole, is a platelet inhibitor used in the prevention of blood clots. It is also used as part of a medical examination which shows how well the blood is flowing to the patients heart. It will help to show doctors whether or not there are any blocked passages to your heart or any passages which may be potentially blocked in the near future.
Persantine can be taken orally in the form of tablets or can be given through an injection into the body. If you are receiving an injection, make sure it is given by a qualified professional.
Common side effects of this medicine include abdominal cramping, headaches, dizziness and diarrhea. Other side effects which may be associated with this type of medicine include nausea, vomiting and overall weakness in the body and muscles.
Persantine is often prescribed as an alternative to exercise in patients who are unable to exercise at all. Occasionally, this medication may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as suggested by your doctor.