This medication improves blood flow through the blood vessels. It is used to treat problems with blood circulation in the arms and legs (e.g., intermittent claudication).
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
TRENTAL 400MG TABLETS
This medication is best taken with meals to prevent stomach upset.
Swallow the tablets whole.
Do not crush or chew them since they are designed to release the medication slowly.
Take this exactly as prescribed.
Try to take this medication at the same time(s) each day so you remember to take it.
Do not stop taking this without your doctor's approval.
It may take 8 to 12 weeks to notice the effects of this medication.
Loss of appetite, nausea, constipation, headache, dizziness, anxiety or blurred vision may occur at first as your body adjusts to the medication.
If these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you experience chest pain, confusion, difficulty breathing, or rash while taking this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor your complete medical history before you take any medicine.
This medication should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Because this medication appears in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
It is best to avoid smoking because nicotine constricts blood vessels.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Inform your doctor about all the medicine you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you take medicine for high blood pressure, cimetidine (Tagamet for ulcers), "blood thinners" such as warfarin or other drugs that can affect blood clotting because your dose may need to be adjusted.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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