Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
You may be told to take a dose of the medicine two times each day, at least one-half hour before or two hours after breakfast and dinner.
Your leg pain may not get better right away. Some patients may need to use this medicine for 2 to 4 weeks before it starts to help. Others may need to use the medicine for 12 weeks before their leg pain is better.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any antibiotics or antifungal medicines, such as erythromycin (EES®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), itraconazole (Sporanax®), or if you are using diltiazem (Cardizem®), fluvoxamine (Luvox®), fluoxetine (Prozac®), nefazodone (Serzone®), sertraline (Zoloft®), omeprazole (Prilosec®), or aspirin. Your doctor may need to change your dose of cilostazol if you are also using these medicines.
Other medicines may also change the way cilostazol works. Give your doctor a list of all the medicines you use.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.