Also indexed as: Albert Pentoxifylline, Apo-Pentoxifylline,
Nu-Pentoxifylline-SR, Oxpentifylline, Pentoxil, Trental
Pentoxifylline decreases blood thickness and improves red blood cell flexibility.
Pentoxifylline is used to improve symptoms of
intermittent claudication and in the treatment of other circulatory disorders.
Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, and Foods
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| May Be Beneficial: Supportive
interaction—Taking these supplements may support or otherwise help your medication
|Depletion or interference
|Side effect reduction/prevention
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interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific
Interactions with Dietary Supplements
The combination of vitamin E and pentoxifylline has been used successfully to reduce damage to
normal tissues caused by radiation therapy.1
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Interactions with Foods and Other Compounds
Pentoxifylline should be taken with meals.2
1. Delanian S, Balla-Mekias S, Lefaix JL. Striking regression of chronic
radiotherapy damage in a clinical trial of combined pentoxifylline and tocopherol. J Clin
2. Threlkeld DS, ed. Blood Modifiers, Hemorheologic Agent,
Pentoxifylline. In Facts and Comparisons Drug Information. St. Louis, MO: Facts and
Comparisons, Mar 1997, 89f–9g.
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