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TRENTAL 400 MG TABLET

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Composition for TRENTAL

Pentoxifylline(400 mg)

food interaction for TRENTAL

alcohol interaction for TRENTAL

pregnancy interaction for TRENTAL

lactation interaction for TRENTAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Trental 400 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Trental 400 mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TRENTAL

Pentoxifylline(400 mg)

Uses

Trental 400 mg tablet is used in the treatment of 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).

How it works

Trental 400 mg tablet reduces the action of a protein called phosphodiesterase making erythrocyte membrane more resistant to deformity. It also decreases blood viscosity and promotes proper blood flow thereby relieving pain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Agitation, Aseptic meningitis, Biliary obstruction, Bleeding, Blood in vomit, Blood in stool, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Altered heart rate, Skin bleeding, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Vomiting

Common Dosage for TRENTAL 400 MG TABLET

Patients taking TRENTAL 400 MG TABLET

  • 43%
    Twice A Day
  • 31%
    Thrice A Day
  • 25%
    Once A Day
  • 1%
    Alternate Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice for TRENTAL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for TRENTAL

Pentoxifylline

Q.Is pentoxifylline a blood thinner/ an anticoagulant/ a narcotic/ an antibiotic?
Pentoxifylline is not an anticoagulant or an antibiotic or a narcotic. Pentoxifylline is vasodilator (dilates blood vessels) and improves blood flow

Q.Is pentoxifylline safe?
Pentoxifylline is safe at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is pentoxifylline over the counter?
No. Pentoxifylline belongs to the schedule H and can be obtained only on production of valid prescription

Q.Does pentoxifylline work for Peyronie's disease?
Yes, pentoxifylline can be used for Peyronie's disease

Q.How does pentoxifylline work in alcoholic hepatitis?
Pentoxifylline may improve short-term survival in chronic alcoholic hepatitis

Q.Does pentoxifylline cause weight gain?
Pentoxifylline may cause weight gain but this is very rare side effect.

What our users are saying about TRENTAL 400 MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
73%
Can't say
20%
Moderately effective
7%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

No
77%
Yes
23%

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)