Description

Cilostazol and several of its metabolites are phosphodiesterase III inhibitors which suppress cyclic AMP degradation, resulting in increased cAMP in a variety of tissues including platelets and blood vessels. Studies in animals and in man (in vivo and ex vivo) have shown that cilostazol causes reversible inhibition of platelet aggregation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Cilostazol
B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AC Platelet aggregation inhibitors excl. heparin

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