What are Generics?
Generic drugs marketed without brand names contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Generic Trental (Pentoxifylline) is used to improve blood flow. Generic Trental is one of the most prescribed medications for symptoms of intermittent claudication and now you can order it for a fraction of its regular price!
Generic Trental is also marketed as Pentox, Pentoxil, and Flexital.
*Trental® is manufactured by Aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Trental 400mg Pills (Generic)
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Generic Trental is used to treat intermittent claudication resulting from obstructed arteries in the limbs, and vascular dementia. Generic Trental improves blood flow through peripheral blood vessels and therefore helps with blood circulation in the arms and legs and the brain.
How to take
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Generic Trental is usually taken 3 times each day, with meals. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
It may take up to 4 weeks before your symptoms improve.
Stop taking this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- chest pain,
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- red or pink urine;
- bloody, black, or tarry stools; or
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
- Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, headache;
- blurred vision;
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling);
- gas, bloating, upset stomach; or
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
At the first signs of an anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction, Generic Trental must be discontinued and a physician must be informed.
Patients with hepatic impairment should be closely monitored during Generic Trental therapy and may require lower doses. Since Generic Trental is extensively metabolized in the liver, the use of this drug is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment of liver function.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theo-Dur, Slo-Bid, Theochron, Theolair, Uniphyl, and others); or
- blood pressure medication, especially nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia) or captopril (Capoten, Capozide).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Trental.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.