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Pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline No Prescription

Pentoxifylline belongs to a class of drugs known as hemorrheologic agents.
Pentoxifylline can decrease the muscle aching/pain/cramps during exercise, including walking, that occur with intermittent claudication.
Pentoxifylline helps to decrease the pain, discomfort, or cramps you can get from having poor circulation in your legs.
Pentoxifylline improves blood flow.
Pentoxifylline is prescribed to improve the symptoms of a certain blood flow problem in the legs/arms (intermittent claudication due to occlusive artery disease).
Pentoxifylline works by helping blood flow more easily through narrowed arteries.
This increases the amount of oxygen that can be delivered by the blood when the muscles need more (such as during exercise) thereby increasing walking distance and duration.

Pentoxifylline Side Effects

Pentoxifylline side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- agitation;
- Belching;
- chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat;
- Chest pain;
- dizziness or drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Fast/irregular heartbeat;
- flushing;
- Gas;
- headache;
- indigestion;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- nausea, vomiting;
- Nausea;
- Rash;
- seizures;
- Severe dizziness;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vomiting;

Pentoxifylline Contraindications

Pentoxifylline is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to pentoxifylline, caffeine, theophylline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- breast-feeding;
- kidney or liver disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- previous bleeding in the head or retina;
- if you are allergic to caffeine;
- if you are allergic to pentoxifylline;
- if you are allergic to theophylline;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have kidney problems;
- if you have recent bleeding in the eye;
- if you have recent major surgery;
- if you have recent stroke;
- if you have stomach ulcer;

Pentoxifylline Interactions

Do not take Pentoxifylline with any of the following drugs:
- Ketorolac;
- Warfarin;
- Theophylline;

Pentoxifylline Overdose

Reported Pentoxifylline overdose symptoms are:
- Flushing;
- Severe dizziness;
- Seizures;
- Drowsiness;
- Loss of consciousness;
- Fever;
- Agitation;

Active Ingredients:

  • Pentoxifylline

Pentoxifylline Therapeutic actions:

Pentoxifylline belongs to a group of drugs called angioprotectors. Lowers the blood viscosity and improves the bloods rheological properties. The drug exerts weak myotrophic vasodilatating effect, slightly decreases peripheral resistance and possesses positive inotropic effect. The coronary vessels and small arteries are also slightly widened resulting better supplied with oxygen. Due to specific form design the preparation is released within 12 hours resulting in long-term effectiveness of the preparation.

Pentoxifylline prescription:

Pentoxifylline is prescribed in the following conditions:

  • Aterosclerotic encephalopathy
  • Ischemic cerebral insult
  • Discirculatory encephalopathy
  • Dysfunction of peripheral blood flow which are caused by atherosclerosis, diabetes, inflammation
  • Trophic tissue abnormalities, which are caused by vessel disorders, dysfunctions of microcirculation
  • Obliterating Endarteritis
  • Angioneuropathy
  • Eye blood circulation abnormalities
  • Dysfunction of the inner ear which are caused by vessel abnormalities

Pentoxifylline Contraindications and cautions:

Pentoxifylline shouldn't be used in the following conditions:

  • Acute myocardial infraction
  • Massive bleeding
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Massive retinal hemorrhage
  • Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation

Pentoxifylline Adverse effects:

There are possible side-effects associated with this medicine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Pentoxifylline will experience it or any other. The side-effects include:

  • Gastro-intestinal tract: nausea, vomiting, feeling of heavy stomach, diarrhea
  • CNS: headache, dizziness
  • Allergic reactions: Skin rash, itching,
  • Other: hemorrhage of skin and mucous membrane vessels.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Pentoxifylline, please read the information provided with Pentoxifylline or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Pentoxifylline Interactions:

It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Pentoxifylline. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe. Especially mention the following groups of drugs:

  • Blood thinners
  • Hypertensive treatment
  • Diabetes treatment

Pentoxifylline Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE Pentoxifylline with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.


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