You should not take this medication if you are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), dipyridamole or any of the ingredients found within Aggrenox. In case of allergies non-medicinal ingredients include: acacia, aluminium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, dimethicone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, lactose monohydrate, methacrylic acid copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, stearic acid, sucrose, talc, tartaric acid, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.
The shell of the capsule contains: gelatin, red iron oxide and yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxide and water. These ingredients are considered fructose and glucose and should be avoided for those who have an intolerance.
Patients with asthma or nasal polyps should not take Aggrenox. Patients may find difficulty breathing while taking Aggrenox if they are struggling with asthma or respiratory problems. Speak with your doctor if you have allergies relating to respiratory challenges before deciding if Aggrenox is right for you.
Alcohol increases the risk of bleeding in the stomach and should be avoided while taking Aggrenox. Consult with your doctor if you have more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day as you could be at risk while taking Aggrenox. If you currently experience bleeding in the stomach or have ulcers, you should not take Aggrenox.