What is Pentoximed used for?
Pentoximed is used to improve the symptoms of a certain blood flow problem in the legs/arms (intermittent claudication due to occlusive artery disease).
What can Pentoximed do?
Pentoximed can decrease the muscle aching/pain/cramps during exercise, including walking, that occur with intermittent claudication.
How does Pentoximed work?
Pentoximed 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.
Who must avoid consuming Pentoximed?
The extended-release tablets 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.
Is consuming Pentoximed safe during breastfeeding?
This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects in a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult the doctor before breast-feeding.