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Doctor insights on: Pentoxifylline Warnings And Recalls

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pentoxifylline (Definition)

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Who should not use Trental (pentoxifylline)?

Who should not use Trental (pentoxifylline)?

Trental (pentoxifylline): "Trental should not be used in patients with recent cerebral and/or retinal hemorrhage or in patients who have previously exhibited intolerance to this product or methylxanthines such as caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/trental.html ...Read more

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What is trental (pentoxifylline) used to treat?

What is trental (pentoxifylline) used to treat?

PAD bad circulation: Trental (pentoxifylline) is given to treat symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (pad). In particular, it is used when someone gets leg cramping when they walk. Other treatments for this problem include: regular exercise, quitting smoking, controlling cholesterol and maintaining blood pressure levels. The evaluation for pad includes comparing blood pressure in the arm and legs, an "ankle-brachial index.". ...Read more

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Has anyone used pentoxifylline for inflammatory condition?

Has anyone used pentoxifylline for inflammatory condition?

Very little success!: The drug is used to help people with vascular claudication , purportedly improving circulation by making red cells more "pliable." it works for this. There are a number of reports on its use, but little are placebo-controlled trials. Has been used in raynaud's, vascultis (small vessel), and other diseases. Few side-effects occur. No value in arthritis, but can be tried in a rheumatology practice. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Trental (Definition)

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