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Pentoxifylline Warnings And Recalls
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
Not conclusive.: Multiple trials failed to show conclusive superiority the superiority of either corticosteroid or Pentoxifylline in treating alcoholic hepatitis. However, it shows superiority over placebo for prevention of fatal HRS and thus maybe effective for treatment t of SAH when n corticosteroids are contraindicated. ...Read more
Are the common side effect of nause & diarrhea with pentoxifylline (400mg bid) likely to lessen with time? 1 week of misery so far. Notify physician?
Pentoxifylline does usually induce diarrhea: Pentoxifylline is usually prescribed in presence of peripheral vascular disease, and symptoms of claudication. The frequent adverse reactions are: irregular heartbeats, symptoms of intolerance, nausea, upper abdominal discomfort, however the presence of diarrhea is unusual. You should see the physician that describe you the medication, and perhaps he could switch it to another Prescription. ...Read more
Is usage of pentoxifylline or cinnarizine justified for a ticking eye? Tests haven't show anything so far but my md is switching my meds for the tick.
Opthalmologist: Is this a twitching of the eyelid or a complete spasm closing the eyelid? Twitches are often caused by caffeine excess, eye strain, stress, and anxiety. I'm not familiar with the use of the above mentioned medications for eyelid twitching. Have you consulted an opthalmologist or perhaps a neurologist if the problem is very frequent and bothersome. ...Read more
What is the prescribed dose of pentoxifylline for a 31 yo woman suffering chilblains, with edema in extremities? Is it ok during periods? Side effects
I'm on pentoxifylline 400mg 3x a day. I'm noticing when i pop pimples it gets red super easily and stays red super long.Why? bruising/bleedingeasier?
Easier bleeding: One of the effects of pentoxifyline is that it makes clots less likely to form so it can cause more bleeding as you do when you squeeze a pimple. We do not recommend squeezing pimples in any case but you will get more bleeding a bruising if you do it when on this medication. ...Read more
Which of the drugs/over the counter supplements have blood-thinning effects? L-arginine,pentoxifylline, Coq10, Vitamin-e? Read e,pentox arg all do.
A large number: There are a lot of OTC medications and herbal supplements can 'thin the blood'. Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, fish oil, all can have this effect. Herbal supplements such as borage, ginko, garlic, ginger can also have some effect. If you are on a prescription. Blood thinner, then discuss the use of OTC and herbal medications with your physician before taking anything new. ...Read more
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