- Are Eliquis and Trental the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Trental?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Eliquis?
- What is Trental?
- What is Eliquis?
- What Drugs Interact with Trental?
- What Drugs Interact with Eliquis?
- How Should Trental Be Taken?
- How Should Eliquis Be Taken?
Are Trental and Eliquis the Same Thing?
Trental and Eliquis belong to different drug classes. Trental is a hemorrheologic agent and Eliquis is an anticoagulant (blood thinner).
Side effects of Trental that are different from Eliquis include vomiting, upset stomach, bloating, belching, gas, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, and flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Both Trental and Eliquis may interact with blood thinners.
Trental may also interact with theophylline, aminophylline, dyphylline, and oxtriphylline. Tobacco may worsen your condition or decrease the beneficial effects of Trental by narrowing your blood vessels.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Trental?
Common side effects of Trental include:
- upset stomach,
- blurred vision, or
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Trental including:
- chest pain,
- fast or irregular heartbeat,
- easy bruising or bleeding,
- feeling like you might pass out,
- red or pink urine,
- bloody or tarry stools, or
- coughing up blood or vomit.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Eliquis?
Common side effects of Eliquis include:
- skin rash,
- allergic reactions,
- fainting, nausea, and
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Eliquis including easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), bleeding from wounds or needle injections, any bleeding that will not stop; heavy menstrual periods; headache, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out; red, pink, or brown urine; black or bloody stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet); or loss of movement in any part of your body.
What is Trental?
Trental (pentoxifylline) is a hemorrheologic agent (an agent that affects blood viscosity) used to improve blood flow. Improved blood flow helps reduce leg cramps and other symptoms of vascular disease (disease related to veins and arteries).
What is Eliquis?
What Drugs Interact With Trental?
Trental may interact with blood thinners, theophylline, aminophylline, dyphylline, and oxtriphylline. Tobacco may worsen your condition or decrease the beneficial effects of Trental by narrowing your blood vessels. Talk to your doctor if you use tobacco. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Trental should be used only when prescribed. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Eliquis?
Eliquis may interact with blood thinners and heparin, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, antithrombotics, bone marrow stimulants, bosentan, conivaptan, cyclosporine, dextran, heart or blood pressure medications, hepatitis C medications, HIV/AIDS medications, imatinib, isoniazid, nefazodone, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, salicylates (such as aspirin, Pepto-Bismol, and others), seizure medications, St. John's wort, thrombopoietic growth factors, or vasodilators.
How Should Trental Be Taken?
How Should Eliquis Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Eliquis for most patients is 5 mg taken orally twice daily.
The recommended dose of Eliquis is 2.5 mg twice daily in patients with at least two of the following characteristics:
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