Pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline

 

General English name: Pentoxifylline

Brand: Trental

Application: Obstructive artery disease

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline drug information

Dosage and method of administration of pentoxifylline

Contraindications Pentoxifylline

The effect of pentoxifylline on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Pentoxifylline

Special warnings and precautions while taking pentoxifylline

Side effects of pentoxifylline

Overdose of pentoxifylline (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of pentoxifylline

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of pentoxifylline

Tablet

 

Pentoxifylline drug information

Pentoxifylline is used to improve the symptoms of a specific disease related to blood flow in the legs / chest (peripheral artery occlusion disease). Pentoxifylline can reduce pain and muscle cramps due to peripheral artery occlusion during exercise (walking). Pentoxifylline belongs to the class of hemorrhagic agents and facilitates blood flow in narrowed blood vessels, so more oxygen is transported through the blood and the muscles need more oxygen during exercise.

 

Dosage and method of administration of pentoxifylline

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Pentoxifylline. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of pentoxifylline varies from person to person depending on the disease; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Your symptoms will improve 2-4 weeks after using pentoxifylline and the disease will be completely cured 8 weeks after using this medicine.

Tell your doctor if your condition gets worse or does not improve after taking this medicine.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not remember to take your medicine until the next dose, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications Pentoxifylline

  • Note the expiration date of the drug Pentoxifylline and do not take it if the expiration date on your medicine has expired.
  • Never give pentoxifylline to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
  • Consumption of pentoxifylline during pregnancy and lactation
  • During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of pentoxifylline on driving and working with machines

This medicine will make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you are fully conscious.

 

Drug Interactions Pentoxifylline

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with pentoxifylline include antithrombotic drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin / dabigatran, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen / ketorolac / naproxen.

If your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg per day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you should definitely take this medicine. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines. consult.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking pentoxifylline

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a history of stroke.
  • If you have recently had eye bleeding.
  • If you have a stomach ulcer.
  • If he has recently had surgery.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.

 

Side effects of pentoxifylline

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Blowing
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods. Avoid high-fat or spicy foods.
  • Chest pain: This is a very rare complication, but if you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of pentoxifylline.

 

Overdose of pentoxifylline (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for pentoxifylline.

If you feel that someone has had drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, seizures, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, fever, hot flashes, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), contact your doctor immediately. Call the emergency.

 

Storage conditions of pentoxifylline

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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