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Pentoxifylline is a prescribed medicine used for increasing circulation in adults who have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It comes in the form of an extended-release tablet and is taken three times a day. Taking this drug with food helps aid in absorption of the medicine and also helps reduce side effects. Although most people tolerate the drug well, side effects may occur and can include nausea and vomiting.
What Is Pentoxifylline?Pentoxifylline (Trental®) is a prescription medication approved to reduce the viscosity (thickness) of the blood and improve blood flow. It is used to increase circulation in people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, pentoxifylline can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.