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Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet Rx

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  • Pentoxifylline widely used for the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases and cerebrovascular disease caused by impairment of the micro-circulation. *Sold per tablet.

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    What is Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet?

    Pentoxifylline is used to enhance healing and reduce inflammation in non-healing skin conditions. Blood flow is increased in areas that would not get enough blood. Tissues receive more oxygen and circulation is improved.

    Who is Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet for?

    Pentoxifylline is for dogs, cats and horses.

    Why use Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet?

    -Promotes healing and decrease inflammation caused by skin ulcers (especially in Shelties and Collies)
    -Increases blood flow to areas not getting enough blood (ie. improve microcirculation)
    -Treats allergic reactions caused by physical contact with an allergen (ex. contact dermatitis)

    How does Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet work?

    Pentoxifylline is a medication in the class of xanthine derivatives which inhibit phosphodiesterase. Phosphodiesterase is an enzyme in the body with many functions including the regulation of blood vessels and their tone. Pentoxifylline is used often for dogs with skin ulcers to decrease the inflammation and in dogs with decreased blood flow to certain areas.

    Generic Brands:

    This medication is a generic for Trental

    Manufacturer:

    Apotex Corp.

    Active ingredient(s):

    Pentoxifylline

    How is Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet sold?

    Single 400 mg ER tablets

    What are the side effects of Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet?

    -Stomach upset (ex. nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea). These effects may be reduced if the dose is given with food.
    -Restlessness or caffeine-type jitters, dizziness, fast heartbeat and possible seizures at high doses
    -Seizures can occur in patients with prior seizure history
    If your pet shows any of these symptoms, is especially restless or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian

    What special precautions are there?

    Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
    Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.

    What to do if overdose?

    Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet receives more than the prescribed amount.

    How can I store Pentoxifylline 400 mg ER Tablet?

    Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Protect from freezing.

    Helpful Tips:

    Read and follow the label carefully.
    This medication should be given with food.
    Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
    Since the human medication may be too large for your pet to swallow, special capsules, medicated treats or a liquid may be compounded for your pet. If the medication is a liquid, measure the dose carefully.
    Give this medication for as long as veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
    Call ahead for refills.
    Ideally, give the medication at the same time(s) daily.

    Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
    Use as directed by a veterinarian.
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