Trental is a xanthal derivative and a hemorrheologic agent. Its main component is pentoxifylline.
Trental is used to reduce the effects that are caused by intermittent claudication. This is when there is reduced blood flow to the arms and the legs in the body, though it typically affects the lower extremities. Claudication is usually caused by occlusive arterial disease. The ailment manifests as cramps and muscular discomfort, particularly during some form of activity. The diminished blood flow to the extremities is usually due to the narrowing of the arteries.
Trental increases the amount of blood that is able to pass through the narrowed arteries. This results in an elevation of the amount of oxygen available in the body. Individuals are then able to extend their periods of exercise.
Contact your healthcare expert to see if Trental may have other benefits for you.
It is important to always adhere to the specification that is provided to you by your doctor. You should not consume Trental in dosages that are lower or higher than directed.
This medication is to be taken by mouth.
The total recommended dosage for this medication is 1200 mg of Trental. This should be divided into three equal doses of 400 mg. This medication should be taken with food.
It is advised that this medication be taken for a minimum of eight weeks to achieve the optimal results.
If you forget to take a dose of Trental, take it when you aware that you have missed one of your doses. If you have to take another scheduled. If you have to take another dose soon, do not take the missed one. Avoid taking more than one dose at a time.
In case of an overdose, talk to your nearest emergency medical services.
There may be certain adverse reactions experienced when taking Trental. Some of these side effects that may be experienced are:
Pain in abdominal region
Discomfort in the chest
Loss of conscious
Reddening of face or body
In the event that you undergo one or more of these adverse effects, contact a medical expert as soon as possible.
Inform your healthcare attendent if you are with child and have been advised to take this medication. It is unknown if these medication can be transferred through breast milk. Seek the advice of a professional.
Refrain from taking Trental if you have previously experienced an allergic reaction to an ingredient in Trental. Do not take Trental if you are allergic to methylxanthines.
Do not consume Trental if you have recently experienced any unusual bleeding. It is particularly dangerous if the bleeding occurred in the eye or the brain.
Tell your doctor if you have previously experienced ulcers, blood vessel problems, blood pressure issues, heart ailments or kidney or liver disease. Inform you’re a medical expert if you are taking treatment for high blood pressure.
Inform your doctor if you have recently undergone a surgical procedure.
Anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs, ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine, and theophylline may produce harmful effects if they interacts with Trental. This can increase the side effects associated with Trental.
Talk to your physician about any drugs, both prescription and OTC, that you are currently under. Also, mention any herbal supplements you may be consuming.