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Trimetazidine is used to prevent heart attack

How it works

Trimetazidine decreases the oxygen requirement of the heart by shifting its metabolism from fats to glucose. As a result, heart works more efficiently.

Common side effects

Headache, Vomiting, Dizziness, Weakness, Constipation, Nausea

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Expert advice

  • The Trimetazidine may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down. 
  • Avoid driving if you feel dizzy after consuming Trimetazidine. 
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine. 
  • Do not breast-feed while taking Trimetazidine.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is trimetazidine FDA approved?
No, trimetazidine is not FDA approved

Q. What is trimetazidine/ trimetazidine dihydrochloride used for?
Trimetazidine is used in the treatment of angina pectoris (sensation of pressure, squeezing, or pain in chest due to insufficient blood supply to the muscles of the heart) as an additional therapy to other frontline medicines. It may also be used in patients who do not respond well to other anti-anginal medicines

Content on this page was last updated on 20 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)