Trental (Pentoxifylline)

Trental is typicaly used as a blood flow facilitating drug so as to treat or reduce any claudications or poor blood flow caused in some conditions. Typically used for arms and legs.

Trental 400 mg

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How it works

Trental works by increasing the blood flow through the blocked or narrowed arteries. This leads to more oxygen delivered to the necessary muscles thus reducing fatigue or weakness.

Guidelines for usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.

Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

Trental may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store Trental?

The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.

Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Related Information

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
• conditions like
• Angina pectoris
• Kidney disorders and ulcers
• Hypertension
• Bleeding disorders

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

To be avoided

You must avoid using Trental if it you shave known allergies to caffiene or theopylline

Using Alcohol

Trental is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Trental.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

Possible Drug & Food Interactions

Certain prescription drugs or health supplements or even food items are known to interact with the effects of medications. Trental is known to have possible interactions with the following medications.

• Warfarin
• Theophylline
• Hypertension drugs

Additional Information

Trental may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking ibuprofen, especially in older adults.

Excessive use of NSAID medications can cause serious damage to the stomach and intestines. Internal bleeding and even perforation may occur. These conditions are potentially fatal and can occur at any time without a warning.

If you notice symptoms like black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, then stop using Trental and seek emergency medical care.

Trental can interfere with the results of certain laboratory tests. If one of these tests are prescribed for you, then we recommend that you speak to your lab technician that you are using Trental before you undertake the test.

If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests then ensure that you do not miss out on them.

It is not clear whether Trental is safe for use by children below years of age. So, if the patient is under this age, then speak to your doctor regarding the possible risks.

Important Information for Pregnant Women

Trental is categorized under FDA pregnancy category C.

Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.

Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own
• Dizziness or headache, nausea, vomiting
• Flushing in skin or face after a short while of drug consumption
• gas or inability to breathe due to stomach fullness

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.
• Chest pain
• abnormal rise in heartbeats or palpitations
• extreme dizziness or blackouts
• discolored urine (red or pink)
• Blood in cough or vomit