Generic Medicine Info
Should be taken with food.
Hypersensitivity to pentoxifylline, other methyl xanthines. Cerebral and extensive retinal haemorrhage, acute MI, severe cardiac arrhythmias.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ risk factors complicated by haemorrhage (e.g. recent surgery, peptic ulceration, cerebral and/or retinal bleeding), cerebrovascular disease, hypotension, severe coronary artery disease. Renal and severe hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor prothrombin time, Hb, haematocrit. Monitor renal function.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Anaphylactic reaction, angina, transient hypotension, reduction in coronary artery perfusion, arrhythmia. Nervous: Headache, dizziness, tremor, nervousness, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, sleep disorder. CV: Tachycardia, flushing. GI: Nausea, vomiting, epigastric discomfort, abdominal distention, constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, hypersalivation. Resp: Bronchospasm. Hepatic: Increased transaminases, cholestasis. Haematologic: Thrombocytopenia, leukopenia/neutropenia, haemorrhage. Ophthalmologic: Blurred vision. Dermatologic: Rash, erythema, pruritus, urticaria.
Drug Interactions
Increased exposure and toxicity w/ cimetidine, ciprofloxacin. Increased risk of bleeding and prolonged prothrombin time w/ anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin), platelet aggregation inhibitors (e.g. clopidogrel), and ketorolac. May increase theophylline levels and toxicity. Increased pharmacological effects of antihypertensive agents, insulin and oral hypoglycaemic agents.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
C04AD03 - pentoxifylline ; Belongs to the class of purine derivative agents. Used as peripheral vasodilators.
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