What is Trental (Pentoxifylline) used for?
Trental (Pentoxifylline) is an oral medication prescribed to treat poor circulation caused by peripheral vascular disease. The medication operates by increasing blood flow through narrowed arteries to increase oxygen circulation and decrease the occurrence of pain, cramps, and muscle aches. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Trental (Pentoxifylline)?
Trental (Pentoxifylline) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken three times each day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and a meal to prevent nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Trental (Pentoxifylline)?
Trental (Pentoxifylline) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats coughing up blood, vomiting a substance resembling coffee grounds, pink or red urine, darkened urine, or discoloured stools. Tell your doctor about any worrying or intense symptoms you encounter to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Trental (Pentoxifylline) if the patient being treated is pregnant, a child, allergic to other similar conditions, or who have severe arrhythmias, cerebral haemorrhage, or extensive bleeding in the eye. It is also important to disclose if you have severe coronary artery disease, hypotension, severely decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may lead to unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Trental (Pentoxifylline) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Trental (Pentoxifylline) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.