Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion

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Overview

Uses of Trental Infusion

Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion is used in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease and intermittent claudication. It is used to improve blood flow in patients with circulation problems in the hands and feet.

Trental Infusion side effects

Common
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Trental Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Trental Infusion works

Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion is a peripheral vasodilator. It works by decreasing the thickness (viscosity) of blood, allowing it to pass more easily through the blood vessels. This effect is beneficial in peripheral vascular disease, where the blood vessels in the arms and legs are narrowed.

Trental Infusion related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Trental Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Trental 20 mg/1ml Infusion, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Do not use pentoxifylline if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pentoxifylline or any other ingredient in the medicine.
  • Do not use pentoxifylline if you have serious heart problems, if you had a stroke with bleeding in brain; or if you had bleeding in the eye.
  • Patients taking pentoxifylline are advised to exercise caution while driving or operating machines.
  • Do not stand up and raise from the bed quickly as it may cause dizziness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Trental with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altoxin, Zenof, Solxacin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Gametop
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sparsun, Avespar, Sespar
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vincip, Alticip, Ciper
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adflox, Limaflox, Gatifa
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Nordip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Liflo, Levotar, Evopic
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Lafter
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

FAQs

Q. What is Trental used for?
Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators. It works by increasing the blood flow to the arms and legs. Trental is used to treat peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the arms and legs) and intermittent claudication (pain on walking or at rest caused by poor circulation to the legs).
Q. Is Trental safe?
Trental is safe if prescribed at the dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Trental available over the counter?
Trental is a prescription drug and is available when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Trental a narcotic substance?
Trental is not a narcotic substance. Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators.
Q. Is Trental an antibiotic?
Trental is not an antibiotic. Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators.
Q. Is Trental a blood thinner?
Trental is not a blood thinner. Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators.
Q. Is Trental an anticoagulant?
Trental is not an anticoagulant. Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators.
Q. Is Trental a steroid?
Trental is not a steroid. Trental belongs to a group of medicines called peripheral vasodilators.
Q. Does Trental cause weight gain?
Trental does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Trental as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Trental cause weight loss?
Trental does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss after taking Trental as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Trental work for Peyronie's disease?
Trental has been found to be effective in treatment of Peyronie's disease. Do not take Trental for a Peyronie's disease unless advised by your doctor. If you think you are suffering from Peyronie's disease, please consult your doctor it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Trental work?
Trental works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How does Trental work in alcoholic hepatitis?
Trental works by decreasing the level of TNF-α (Tumor necrosis factor) in alcoholic hepatitis. TNFα is a cell signaling protein (cytokine) involved in systemic inflammation and is increased in alcoholic liver disease (ALD), and alcoholic hepatitis (AH) in particular. Talk to your doctor regarding its use in hepatitis.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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