What is Pentoxifylline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Trental Torental L.P. Agapurin

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Pentoxifylline is used to improve blood flow in patients with circulation problems to reduce aching, cramping, and tiredness in the hands and feet. By decreasing the thickness (viscosity) of blood, your blood can flow more easily, especially in the small blood vessels of the hands and feet.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Raynaud's disease 5 1
Neuropathic pain in lower extremities 3 0
Improve communication 2 1
Peripheral arterial disease 2 0
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 1 0
Behcet's disease 1 0

Show all 19 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pentoxifylline

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pentoxifylline

Dosage Patients
400 mg twice daily 2
400 mg three times daily 2
1,200 mg daily 1
800 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pentoxifylline

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Pentoxifylline

Duration

Currently taking Pentoxifylline

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Pentoxifylline

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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There are no evaluations for Pentoxifylline.