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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Pletal (Cilostazol)

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Pletal (Cilostazol)

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100mg

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Generic

Generic Equivalent - Pletal (Cilostazol)

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Strength
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50mg
100mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Pletal (cilostazol) is classified as a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor (PDE III inhibitor) used to reduce the symptoms of intermittent claudication, as demonstrated by an increased walking distance.

    Pletal is available in 50 mg and 100 mg tablets.

    Directions

    The recommended dosage is 100 mg by mouth twice daily. Take 30 minutes before or two hours after breakfast and dinner.

    The dosage may be 50 mg by mouth twice daily when taken with certain medications such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, erythromycin, diltiazem, ticlopidine, fluconazole, and omeprazole. 

    Ingredients

    Each tablet contains the active ingredient, Cilostazol

    Contraindications

    Do not take Pletal if you have heart failure.

    Do not take Pletal if you are allergic to cilostazol or any of the other ingredients in Pletal. Be sure to discuss your allergies with your doctor. 

    Cautions

    WARNING: CONTRAINDICATED IN HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

    See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.

    PLETAL is contraindicated in patients with heart failure of any severity. Cilostazol and several of its metabolites are inhibitors of phosphodiesterase III. Several drugs with the pharmacologic effect have caused decreased survival compared to placebo patients with class III-IV heart failure. 

    Tell your doctor if you have heart problems. Pletal may increase your heart rate or cause palpitations or low blood pressure.

    Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction has been reported in some patients who received Pletal. Once you are prescribed and buy Pletal, then you should be monitored for a new murmur or heart symptoms after starting Pletal.

    Pletal may cause low blood counts.

    Pletal may cause hemostatic disorders or bleeding and should not be used in these patients.

    Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    Your doctor should know if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

    Side Effects

    Pletal may cause side effects, including:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Abnormal stools
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Increased heart rate
    • Indigestion
    • Infection
    • Palpitation
    • Pharyngitis
    • Swelling of your legs or hands


    Tell your doctor right away if you experience any side effects while taking Pletal.

    With a valid prescription, you can buy Pletal online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Pletal Prescribing Information. Rockville, MD: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; 2015.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2595

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